Markdown vs. CoffeeScript vs. HAML



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Description

What is Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

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 HAML?

Haml is a markup language that’s used to cleanly and simply describe the HTML of any web document, without the use of inline code. Haml functions as a replacement for inline page templating systems such as PHP, ERB, and ASP. However, Haml avoids the need for explicitly coding HTML into the template, because it is actually an abstract description of the HTML, with some code to generate dynamic content.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Markdown?
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Why do developers choose CoffeeScript?
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Why do developers choose HAML?
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Cons

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

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

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

How much does Markdown cost?
How much does CoffeeScript cost?
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Companies

What companies use Markdown?
843 companies on StackShare use Markdown
What companies use CoffeeScript?
440 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What companies use HAML?
139 companies on StackShare use HAML

Integrations

What tools integrate with Markdown?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown
What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
What tools integrate with HAML?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with HAML

What are some alternatives to Markdown, CoffeeScript, and HAML?

  • 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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