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Description

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 Groovy?

Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.

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    Why do developers choose Groovy?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Scala?
    Downsides of Scala?

    What are the cons of using Elixir?
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    What are the cons of using Groovy?
    No Cons submitted yet for Groovy
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    Companies

    What companies use Scala?
    381 companies on StackShare use Scala
    What companies use Elixir?
    135 companies on StackShare use Elixir
    What companies use Groovy?
    70 companies on StackShare use Groovy

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Scala?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
    What tools integrate with Elixir?
    9 tools on StackShare integrate with Elixir
    What tools integrate with Groovy?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy

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

    • 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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