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What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

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 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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using JavaScript?
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    What are the cons of using Groovy?
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    Companies

    What companies use JavaScript?
    4220 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
    What companies use Clojure?
    85 companies on StackShare use Clojure
    What companies use Groovy?
    70 companies on StackShare use Groovy

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with JavaScript?
    76 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
    What tools integrate with Clojure?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure
    What tools integrate with Groovy?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy

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

    • 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.
    • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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