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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

What is Java?

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

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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    Cons

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    What are the cons of using Erlang?
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    Companies

    What companies use Python?
    2411 companies on StackShare use Python
    What companies use Java?
    2163 companies on StackShare use Java
    What companies use Erlang?
    69 companies on StackShare use Erlang

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Python?
    83 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
    What tools integrate with Java?
    64 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
    What tools integrate with Erlang?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

    What are some alternatives to Python, Java, 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
    • Ruby - A dynamic, interpreted, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity

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