Ruby vs. JRuby vs. COBOL

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Description

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 JRuby?

JRuby is the effort to recreate the Ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org) interpreter in Java. The Java version is tightly integrated with Java to allow both to script any Java class and to embed the interpreter into any Java application. See the docs directory for more information.

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 JRuby?
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    Why do developers choose COBOL?
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    Cons

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

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

    What companies use Ruby?
    2376 companies on StackShare use Ruby
    What companies use JRuby?
    13 companies on StackShare use JRuby
    What companies use COBOL?
    2 companies on StackShare use COBOL

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ruby?
    72 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
    No integrations listed yet
    What tools integrate with COBOL?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

    What are some alternatives to Ruby, JRuby, 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.

    See all alternatives to Ruby

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