Scala vs. Rust vs. COBOL



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What is Scala?

Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.

What is Rust?

Rust is a systems programming language that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance. It improves upon the ideas of other systems languages like C++ by providing guaranteed memory safety (no crashes, no data races) and complete control over the lifecycle of memory.

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

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What are the cons of using COBOL?
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Companies

What companies use Scala?
488 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use Rust?
39 companies on StackShare use Rust
What companies use COBOL?
6 companies on StackShare use COBOL

Integrations

What tools integrate with Scala?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
What tools integrate with Rust?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Rust
What tools integrate with COBOL?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with COBOL

What are some alternatives to Scala, Rust, 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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