Scala vs. C++ vs. COBOL

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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 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 Scala?
Why do you like Scala?

Why do developers choose C++?
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Why do developers choose COBOL?
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What are the cons of using Scala?
Downsides of Scala?

What are the cons of using C++?
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What are the cons of using COBOL?
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What companies use Scala?
525 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use C++?
239 companies on StackShare use C++
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL
What tools integrate with Scala?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
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 Scala, 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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