Scala vs. Elixir vs. Erlang



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What is Scala?

Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.

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.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Elixir?
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Cons

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What are the cons of using Erlang?
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Companies

What companies use Scala?
513 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use Elixir?
204 companies on StackShare use Elixir
What companies use Erlang?
91 companies on StackShare use Erlang

Integrations

What tools integrate with Scala?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
What tools integrate with Elixir?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Elixir
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

What are some alternatives to Scala, Elixir, and Erlang?

  • 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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