JavaScript vs. Objective-C vs. CoffeeScript

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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 Objective-C?

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.

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

Why do developers choose Objective-C?
Why do you like Objective-C?

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

What are the cons of using Objective-C?
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Downsides of Objective-C?

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

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How much does JavaScript cost?
How much does Objective-C cost?
How much does CoffeeScript cost?
What companies use JavaScript?
6283 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use Objective-C?
1053 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
What companies use CoffeeScript?
446 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What tools integrate with JavaScript?
82 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with Objective-C?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C
What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript

What are some alternatives to JavaScript, Objective-C, 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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