Erlang vs. COBOL

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What is Erlang?

Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.

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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    Companies

    What companies use Erlang?
    67 companies on StackShare use Erlang
    What companies use COBOL?
    2 companies on StackShare use COBOL

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Erlang?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang
    What tools integrate with COBOL?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

    What are some alternatives to Erlang 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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