Ruby vs. CoffeeScript vs. Elixir

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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 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 Elixir?

Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Ruby?
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    What are the cons of using Elixir?
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    Pricing

    How much does Ruby cost?
    How much does CoffeeScript cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Ruby?
    2375 companies on StackShare use Ruby
    What companies use CoffeeScript?
    350 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
    What companies use Elixir?
    135 companies on StackShare use Elixir

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ruby?
    72 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
    What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
    What tools integrate with Elixir?
    9 tools on StackShare integrate with Elixir

    What are some alternatives to Ruby, CoffeeScript, and Elixir?

    • 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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