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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 C++?

C++ compiles directly to a machine's native code, allowing it to be one of the fastest languages in the world, if optimized.

What is COBOL?

COBOL was one of the first programming languages to be standardised: the first COBOL standard was issued by ANSI in 1968. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments.

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Objective-C?
1010 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
What companies use C++?
227 companies on StackShare use C++
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL

Integrations

What tools integrate with Objective-C?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C
What tools integrate with C++?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with C++
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to Objective-C, C++, and COBOL?

  • 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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