Python vs. Scala vs. Clojure

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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

What is Scala?

Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.

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 Python?
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Why do developers choose Scala?
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Why do developers choose Clojure?
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What companies use Python?
3402 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Scala?
525 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use Clojure?
113 companies on StackShare use Clojure
What tools integrate with Python?
88 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Scala?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
What tools integrate with Clojure?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Clojure

What are some alternatives to Python, Scala, 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
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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