Python vs. C++ vs. COBOL

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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 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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Why do developers choose Python?
Why do you like Python?

Why do developers choose C++?
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Why do developers choose COBOL?
Why do you like COBOL?

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

What are the cons of using C++?
Downsides of C++?

What are the cons of using COBOL?
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What companies use Python?
3404 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use C++?
239 companies on StackShare use C++
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL
What tools integrate with Python?
88 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with C++?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with C++
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

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

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