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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

What is Swift?

Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

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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Cons

What are the cons of using Python?
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Companies

What companies use Python?
3149 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Swift?
1063 companies on StackShare use Swift
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL

Integrations

What tools integrate with Python?
83 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Swift?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to Python, Swift, 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
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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