JavaScript vs. CoffeeScript vs. Hack



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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 Hack?

Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay.

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Pros

Why do developers choose JavaScript?
Why do you like JavaScript?

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

Why do developers choose Hack?
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Cons

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

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

What are the cons of using Hack?
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Pricing

How much does JavaScript cost?
How much does CoffeeScript cost?
How much does Hack cost?

Companies

What companies use JavaScript?
6096 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use CoffeeScript?
446 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What companies use Hack?
5 companies on StackShare use Hack

Integrations

What tools integrate with JavaScript?
79 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
What tools integrate with Hack?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Hack

What are some alternatives to JavaScript, CoffeeScript, and Hack?

  • 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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