Ruby vs. CoffeeScript vs. Perl

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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 Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.
Why do developers choose Ruby?
Why do you like Ruby?

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

Why do developers choose Perl?
Why do you like Perl?

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 Perl?
Downsides of Perl?

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How much does Ruby cost?
How much does CoffeeScript cost?
How much does Perl cost?
What companies use Ruby?
2983 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use CoffeeScript?
447 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What companies use Perl?
168 companies on StackShare use Perl
What tools integrate with Ruby?
75 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

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

  • 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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