JavaScript vs. CoffeeScript vs. JRuby

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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.

What is JRuby?

JRuby is the effort to recreate the Ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org) interpreter in Java. The Java version is tightly integrated with Java to allow both to script any Java class and to embed the interpreter into any Java application. See the docs directory for more information.

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Why do developers choose JavaScript?
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What are the cons of using JavaScript?
Downsides of JavaScript?

What are the cons of using CoffeeScript?
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What are the cons of using JRuby?
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How much does JavaScript cost?
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What companies use JavaScript?
6295 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use CoffeeScript?
447 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What companies use JRuby?
17 companies on StackShare use JRuby
What tools integrate with JavaScript?
83 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
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What are some alternatives to JavaScript, CoffeeScript, and JRuby?

  • 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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