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What is Groovy?

Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.

What is Clojure?

Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.

What is Erlang?

Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.

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    Companies

    What companies use Groovy?
    73 companies on StackShare use Groovy
    What companies use Clojure?
    90 companies on StackShare use Clojure
    What companies use Erlang?
    69 companies on StackShare use Erlang

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Groovy?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy
    What tools integrate with Clojure?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure
    What tools integrate with Erlang?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

    What are some alternatives to Groovy, Clojure, and Erlang?

    • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
    • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
    • HTML5 - 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
    • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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