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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.

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

    Cons

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

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    Pricing

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

    Companies

    What companies use JavaScript?
    4122 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
    What companies use CoffeeScript?
    349 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with JavaScript?
    75 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
    What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript

    What are some alternatives to JavaScript and CoffeeScript?

    • 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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