Scala vs. Groovy vs. COBOL

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Description

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 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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    Cons

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

    What companies use Scala?
    381 companies on StackShare use Scala
    What companies use Groovy?
    70 companies on StackShare use Groovy
    What companies use COBOL?
    2 companies on StackShare use COBOL

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Scala?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
    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 Scala, 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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