CoffeeScript vs. Groovy vs. Common Lisp

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Description

What is CoffeeScript?

CoffeeScript is a little language that compiles into JavaScript. Underneath that awkward Java-esque patina, JavaScript has always had a gorgeous heart. CoffeeScript is an attempt to expose the good parts of JavaScript in a simple way.

What is Groovy?

Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.

What is Common Lisp?

Lisp was originally created as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs, influenced by the notation of Alonzo Church's lambda calculus. It quickly became the favored programming language for artificial intelligence (AI) research. As one of the earliest programming languages, Lisp pioneered many ideas in computer science, including tree data structures, automatic storage management, dynamic typing, conditionals, higher-order functions, recursion, and the self-hosting compiler. [source: wikipedia]

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Why do developers choose CoffeeScript?
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    Cons

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

    What are the cons of using Groovy?
    No Cons submitted yet for Groovy
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    What are the cons of using Common Lisp?
    No Cons submitted yet for Common Lisp
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    Pricing

    How much does CoffeeScript cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use CoffeeScript?
    349 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
    What companies use Groovy?
    70 companies on StackShare use Groovy
    What companies use Common Lisp?
    3 companies on StackShare use Common Lisp

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
    What tools integrate with Groovy?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy
    What tools integrate with Common Lisp?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Common Lisp

    What are some alternatives to CoffeeScript, Groovy, and Common Lisp?

    • 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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