JavaScript vs. Objective-C vs. Clojure

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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 Objective-C?

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.

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.
Why do developers choose JavaScript?
Why do you like JavaScript?

Why do developers choose Objective-C?
Why do you like Objective-C?

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

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

What are the cons of using Objective-C?
No Cons submitted yet for Objective-C
Downsides of Objective-C?

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

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What companies use JavaScript?
6295 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use Objective-C?
1054 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
What companies use Clojure?
113 companies on StackShare use Clojure
What tools integrate with JavaScript?
83 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with Objective-C?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C
What tools integrate with Clojure?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure

What are some alternatives to JavaScript, Objective-C, and Clojure?

  • 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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