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Description

What is Objective-C?

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.

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 Objective-C?
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Why do developers choose Visual Basic?
Why do you like Visual Basic?

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

Cons

What are the cons of using Objective-C?
No Cons submitted yet for Objective-C
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What are the cons of using Visual Basic?
No Cons submitted yet for Visual Basic
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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 Objective-C?
778 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
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 Objective-C?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C
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 Objective-C, Visual Basic, 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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