Scala vs. Elixir vs. Hack



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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 Hack?

Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay.

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Cons

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What are the cons of using Hack?
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Companies

What companies use Scala?
496 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use Elixir?
192 companies on StackShare use Elixir
What companies use Hack?
5 companies on StackShare use Hack

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 Hack?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Hack

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

  • 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

Towards A Brighter Tooling Future for Scala
On Performance of the New Collections
Introducing Non-English Chatrooms for Scala Users
Elixir v1.6 released
What's new in Elixir - Dec/17
Major Client Update For Elixir


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