Ruby vs. Common Lisp vs. Visual Basic



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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 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]

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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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Ruby?
2895 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Common Lisp?
4 companies on StackShare use Common Lisp
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 Common Lisp?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Common Lisp
What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic

What are some alternatives to Ruby, Common Lisp, 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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