Java vs. CoffeeScript vs. Erlang

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What is Java?

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

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 Erlang?

Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.

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Why do developers choose Java?
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Why do developers choose CoffeeScript?
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Why do developers choose Erlang?
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What are the cons of using Java?
Downsides of Java?

What are the cons of using CoffeeScript?
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What are the cons of using Erlang?
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How much does Java cost?
How much does CoffeeScript cost?
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What companies use Java?
2952 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use CoffeeScript?
447 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What companies use Erlang?
90 companies on StackShare use Erlang
What tools integrate with Java?
66 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

What are some alternatives to Java, CoffeeScript, and Erlang?

  • 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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