Go vs. Swift vs. Clojure



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Description

What is Go?

Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.

What is Swift?

Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Go?
Why do you like Go?

Why do developers choose Swift?
Why do you like Swift?

Why do developers choose Clojure?
Why do you like Clojure?

Cons

What are the cons of using Go?
Downsides of Go?

What are the cons of using Swift?
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What are the cons of using Clojure?
Downsides of Clojure?

Companies

What companies use Go?
966 companies on StackShare use Go
What companies use Swift?
1089 companies on StackShare use Swift
What companies use Clojure?
111 companies on StackShare use Clojure

Integrations

What tools integrate with Go?
52 tools on StackShare integrate with Go
What tools integrate with Swift?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
What tools integrate with Clojure?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure

What are some alternatives to Go, Swift, and Clojure?

  • 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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