Ruby vs. JRuby vs. Elixir



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What is Ruby?

Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.

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.

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.

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Cons

What are the cons of using Ruby?
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What are the cons of using JRuby?
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Companies

What companies use Ruby?
2915 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use JRuby?
17 companies on StackShare use JRuby
What companies use Elixir?
190 companies on StackShare use Elixir

Integrations

What tools integrate with Ruby?
73 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
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What tools integrate with Elixir?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Elixir

What are some alternatives to Ruby, JRuby, and Elixir?

  • 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

Multiple vulnerabilities in RubyGems
Rustic Nil Handling in Ruby
Moving Custom Ruby Code out of the Logstash Pipeline
Elixir v1.6 released
What's new in Elixir - Dec/17
Major Client Update For Elixir


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