Ruby vs. Clojure vs. F#

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What is Ruby?

Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.

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 F#?

F# is a mature, open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language. It empowers users and organizations to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code.
Why do developers choose Ruby?
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Why do developers choose Clojure?
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Why do developers choose F#?
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What are the cons of using Ruby?
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What are the cons of using Clojure?
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What are the cons of using F#?
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What companies use Ruby?
2985 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Clojure?
113 companies on StackShare use Clojure
What companies use F#?
23 companies on StackShare use F#
What tools integrate with Ruby?
75 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
What tools integrate with Clojure?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure
What tools integrate with F#?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with F#

What are some alternatives to Ruby, Clojure, and F#?

  • 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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