CoffeeScript vs. Groovy



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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.

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

Why do developers choose Groovy?
Why do you like Groovy?

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

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

How much does CoffeeScript cost?
How much does Groovy cost?
What companies use CoffeeScript?
447 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What companies use Groovy?
93 companies on StackShare use Groovy
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 are some alternatives to CoffeeScript and Groovy?

  • 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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