Groovy vs. Erlang vs. JRuby

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What is Groovy?

Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.

What is Erlang?

Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.

What is JRuby?

JRuby is the effort to recreate the Ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org) interpreter in Java. The Java version is tightly integrated with Java to allow both to script any Java class and to embed the interpreter into any Java application. See the docs directory for more information.

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Why do developers choose Groovy?
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Why do developers choose Erlang?
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Why do developers choose JRuby?
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What are the cons of using Groovy?
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What are the cons of using Erlang?
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What are the cons of using JRuby?
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What companies use Groovy?
93 companies on StackShare use Groovy
What companies use Erlang?
90 companies on StackShare use Erlang
What companies use JRuby?
17 companies on StackShare use JRuby
What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Groovy, Erlang, and JRuby?

  • 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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