HTML5 vs. Perl vs. COBOL

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What is HTML5?

HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.

What is Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

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 HTML5?
Why do you like HTML5?

Why do developers choose Perl?
Why do you like Perl?

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

What are the cons of using HTML5?
No Cons submitted yet for HTML5
Downsides of HTML5?

What are the cons of using Perl?
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What are the cons of using COBOL?
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What companies use HTML5?
4011 companies on StackShare use HTML5
What companies use Perl?
168 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL
What tools integrate with HTML5?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with HTML5
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to HTML5, Perl, 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
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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