Swift vs. Scala vs. Elixir



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What is Swift?

Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

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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Pros

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Why do developers choose Elixir?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Swift?
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What are the cons of using Elixir?
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Companies

What companies use Swift?
1122 companies on StackShare use Swift
What companies use Scala?
513 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use Elixir?
204 companies on StackShare use Elixir

Integrations

What tools integrate with Swift?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
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 are some alternatives to Swift, 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
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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