Java vs. Elixir vs. JRuby



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What is Java?

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

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 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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Cons

What are the cons of using Java?
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What are the cons of using Elixir?
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What are the cons of using JRuby?
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Companies

What companies use Java?
2885 companies on StackShare use Java
What companies use Elixir?
204 companies on StackShare use Elixir
What companies use JRuby?
18 companies on StackShare use JRuby

Integrations

What tools integrate with Java?
65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
What tools integrate with Elixir?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Elixir
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What are some alternatives to Java, Elixir, 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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