Scala vs. Elixir vs. Rust



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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.

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 Scala?
Why do you like Scala?

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 Scala?
Downsides of Scala?

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

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

Companies

What companies use Scala?
498 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use Elixir?
191 companies on StackShare use Elixir
What companies use Rust?
42 companies on StackShare use Rust

Integrations

What tools integrate with Scala?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
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 Scala, 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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Latest News

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Writing complex macros in Rust: Reverse Polish Notation
Evolving Our Rust With Milksnake


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