Perl vs. Groovy vs. Erlang



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Description

What is Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Perl?
Why do you like Perl?

Why do developers choose Groovy?
Why do you like Groovy?

Why do developers choose Erlang?
Why do you like Erlang?

Cons

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

What are the cons of using Groovy?
No Cons submitted yet for Groovy
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What are the cons of using Erlang?
No Cons submitted yet for Erlang
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Companies

What companies use Perl?
164 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use Groovy?
91 companies on StackShare use Groovy
What companies use Erlang?
88 companies on StackShare use Erlang

Integrations

What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

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

  • 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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