Swift vs. CoffeeScript vs. Perl

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What is Swift?

Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

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.

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    Cons

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    Pricing

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    Companies

    What companies use Swift?
    822 companies on StackShare use Swift
    What companies use CoffeeScript?
    350 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
    What companies use Perl?
    130 companies on StackShare use Perl

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Swift?
    13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
    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 Swift, 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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