Ruby vs. Groovy vs. COBOL



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What is Ruby?

Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.

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 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

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Why do developers choose COBOL?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Ruby?
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What are the cons of using COBOL?
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Companies

What companies use Ruby?
2950 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Groovy?
92 companies on StackShare use Groovy
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL

Integrations

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

What are some alternatives to Ruby, Groovy, 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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