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Description

What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose JavaScript?
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    Why do developers choose CoffeeScript?
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    Why do developers choose Groovy?
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    Cons

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

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

    How much does JavaScript cost?
    How much does CoffeeScript cost?
    How much does Groovy cost?

    Companies

    What companies use JavaScript?
    4197 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
    What companies use CoffeeScript?
    350 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
    What companies use Groovy?
    70 companies on StackShare use Groovy

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with JavaScript?
    76 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
    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 JavaScript, CoffeeScript, and Groovy?

    • 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.
    • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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