Scala vs. Hack vs. COBOL

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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 Hack?

Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay.

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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Why do developers choose Scala?
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Why do developers choose Hack?
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Why do developers choose COBOL?
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What are the cons of using Scala?
Downsides of Scala?

What are the cons of using Hack?
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What are the cons of using COBOL?
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What companies use Scala?
526 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use Hack?
5 companies on StackShare use Hack
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL
What tools integrate with Scala?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
What tools integrate with Hack?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Hack
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to Scala, Hack, 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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