Python vs. Erlang vs. JRuby



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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 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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Pros

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Cons

What are the cons of using Python?
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Companies

What companies use Python?
3301 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Erlang?
91 companies on StackShare use Erlang
What companies use JRuby?
18 companies on StackShare use JRuby

Integrations

What tools integrate with Python?
86 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Erlang?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang
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What are some alternatives to Python, 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
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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