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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

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.

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    Companies

    What companies use Python?
    2362 companies on StackShare use Python
    What companies use Scala?
    381 companies on StackShare use Scala
    What companies use Elixir?
    135 companies on StackShare use Elixir

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Python?
    83 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
    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 are some alternatives to Python, Scala, 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
    • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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