Elixir vs. Erlang vs. JRuby



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Description

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 Erlang?

Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.

What is JRuby?

JRuby is the effort to recreate the Ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org) interpreter in Java. The Java version is tightly integrated with Java to allow both to script any Java class and to embed the interpreter into any Java application. See the docs directory for more information.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Erlang?
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Cons

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What are the cons of using Erlang?
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Companies

What companies use Elixir?
191 companies on StackShare use Elixir
What companies use Erlang?
88 companies on StackShare use Erlang
What companies use JRuby?
17 companies on StackShare use JRuby

Integrations

What tools integrate with Elixir?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Elixir
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang
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What are some alternatives to Elixir, Erlang, and JRuby?

  • 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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Latest News

Elixir v1.6 released
What's new in Elixir - Dec/17
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