Ruby vs. CoffeeScript vs. Visual Basic



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Description

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 Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Ruby?
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Why do developers choose CoffeeScript?
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Why do developers choose Visual Basic?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Ruby?
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What are the cons of using CoffeeScript?
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What are the cons of using Visual Basic?
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Pricing

How much does Ruby cost?
How much does CoffeeScript cost?
How much does Visual Basic cost?

Companies

What companies use Ruby?
2898 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use CoffeeScript?
440 companies on StackShare use CoffeeScript
What companies use Visual Basic?
14 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic

Integrations

What tools integrate with Ruby?
73 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
What tools integrate with CoffeeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with CoffeeScript
What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic

What are some alternatives to Ruby, CoffeeScript, and Visual Basic?

  • 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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