Groovy vs. JRuby vs. COBOL



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Description

What is Groovy?

Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.

What is JRuby?

JRuby is the effort to recreate the Ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org) interpreter in Java. The Java version is tightly integrated with Java to allow both to script any Java class and to embed the interpreter into any Java application. See the docs directory for more information.

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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Pros

Why do developers choose Groovy?
Why do you like Groovy?

Why do developers choose JRuby?
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Why do developers choose COBOL?
Why do you like COBOL?

Cons

What are the cons of using Groovy?
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What are the cons of using JRuby?
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What are the cons of using COBOL?
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Companies

What companies use Groovy?
90 companies on StackShare use Groovy
What companies use JRuby?
17 companies on StackShare use JRuby
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL

Integrations

What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy
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What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to Groovy, JRuby, 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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