CoffeeScript vs. Erlang vs. Perl

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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 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.

What is Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

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Pros

Why do developers choose CoffeeScript?
Why do you like CoffeeScript?

Why do developers choose Erlang?
Why do you like Erlang?

Why do developers choose Perl?
Why do you like Perl?

Cons

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

What are the cons of using Erlang?
No Cons submitted yet for Erlang
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What are the cons of using Perl?
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Pricing

How much does CoffeeScript cost?
How much does Erlang cost?
How much does Perl cost?

Companies

What companies use CoffeeScript?
440 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What companies use Erlang?
89 companies on StackShare use Erlang
What companies use Perl?
163 companies on StackShare use Perl

Integrations

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 tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

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

  • 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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