Java vs. CoffeeScript vs. Perl



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What is Java?

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

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 Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Java?
Why do you like Java?

Why do developers choose CoffeeScript?
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Why do developers choose Perl?
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Cons

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

What are the cons of using CoffeeScript?
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What are the cons of using Perl?
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Pricing

How much does Java cost?
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Companies

What companies use Java?
2883 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use CoffeeScript?
446 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What companies use Perl?
166 companies on StackShare use Perl

Integrations

What tools integrate with Java?
65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

What are some alternatives to Java, CoffeeScript, and Perl?

  • 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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