Java vs. Elixir vs. Common Lisp



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What is Java?

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

What is Elixir?

Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.

What is Common Lisp?

Lisp was originally created as a practical mathematical notation for computer programs, influenced by the notation of Alonzo Church's lambda calculus. It quickly became the favored programming language for artificial intelligence (AI) research. As one of the earliest programming languages, Lisp pioneered many ideas in computer science, including tree data structures, automatic storage management, dynamic typing, conditionals, higher-order functions, recursion, and the self-hosting compiler. [source: wikipedia]

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Pros

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Java?
2880 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Elixir?
204 companies on StackShare use Elixir
What companies use Common Lisp?
4 companies on StackShare use Common Lisp

Integrations

What tools integrate with Java?
65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Elixir?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Elixir
What tools integrate with Common Lisp?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Common Lisp

What are some alternatives to Java, Elixir, and Common Lisp?

  • 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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