CoffeeScript vs. Groovy vs. Ruby



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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 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.

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.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose Groovy?
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Why do developers choose Ruby?
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Cons

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

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

How much does CoffeeScript cost?
How much does Groovy cost?
How much does Ruby cost?

Companies

What companies use CoffeeScript?
445 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What companies use Groovy?
91 companies on StackShare use Groovy
What companies use Ruby?
2917 companies on StackShare use Ruby

Integrations

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 tools integrate with Ruby?
73 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby

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

  • 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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