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.
Why do developers choose Erlang?
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Why do developers choose COBOL?
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What are the cons of using Erlang?
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What companies use Erlang?
90 companies on StackShare use Erlang
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL
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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