Ruby vs. Elixir vs. Perl

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Description

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 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 Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

Pros

Why do developers choose Ruby?
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    Why do developers choose Elixir?
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    Why do developers choose Perl?
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    Cons

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

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

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

    Companies

    What companies use Ruby?
    2375 companies on StackShare use Ruby
    What companies use Elixir?
    135 companies on StackShare use Elixir
    What companies use Perl?
    130 companies on StackShare use Perl

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ruby?
    72 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
    What tools integrate with Elixir?
    9 tools on StackShare integrate with Elixir
    What tools integrate with Perl?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

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

    • 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

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    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
    Upgrading Perl to a Modern Version: the ActiveState ...
    Perl: Language, Community, and the Future


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