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Description

What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

What is Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose JavaScript?
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    Why do developers choose Visual Basic?
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    Why do developers choose COBOL?
    Why do you like COBOL?

    Cons

    What are the cons of using JavaScript?
    Downsides of JavaScript?

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

    What are the cons of using COBOL?
    No Cons submitted yet for COBOL
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    Companies

    What companies use JavaScript?
    4106 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
    What companies use Visual Basic?
    10 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic
    What companies use COBOL?
    2 companies on StackShare use COBOL

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with JavaScript?
    75 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
    What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic
    What tools integrate with COBOL?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

    What are some alternatives to JavaScript, Visual Basic, and COBOL?

    • 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.
    • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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