Ruby vs. Elixir vs. Rust



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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 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 Rust?

Rust is a systems programming language that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance. It improves upon the ideas of other systems languages like C++ by providing guaranteed memory safety (no crashes, no data races) and complete control over the lifecycle of memory.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Ruby?
Why do you like Ruby?

Why do developers choose Elixir?
Why do you like Elixir?

Why do developers choose Rust?
Why do you like Rust?

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 Rust?
Downsides of Rust?

Companies

What companies use Ruby?
2940 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Elixir?
203 companies on StackShare use Elixir
What companies use Rust?
43 companies on StackShare use Rust

Integrations

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

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

  • 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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