JavaScript vs. Ruby 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 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.

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use JavaScript?
5801 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use Ruby?
2898 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Clojure?
111 companies on StackShare use Clojure

Integrations

What tools integrate with JavaScript?
75 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with Ruby?
73 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
What tools integrate with Clojure?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure

What are some alternatives to JavaScript, Ruby, 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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