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What is Ruby?

Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.

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 Ruby?
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    Why do developers choose JRuby?
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    Cons

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

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

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

    How much does Ruby cost?
    How much does CoffeeScript cost?
    How much does JRuby cost?

    Companies

    What companies use Ruby?
    2375 companies on StackShare use Ruby
    What companies use CoffeeScript?
    350 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
    What companies use JRuby?
    13 companies on StackShare use JRuby

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ruby?
    72 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
    What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
    No integrations listed yet

    What are some alternatives to Ruby, CoffeeScript, and JRuby?

    • 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.

    See all alternatives to Ruby

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