Ruby vs. Markdown vs. CoffeeScript



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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 Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

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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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Ruby?
2896 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Markdown?
843 companies on StackShare use Markdown
What companies use CoffeeScript?
440 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript

Integrations

What tools integrate with Ruby?
73 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
What tools integrate with Markdown?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown
What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript

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

  • 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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