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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 Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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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    Companies

    What companies use Erlang?
    68 companies on StackShare use Erlang
    What companies use Visual Basic?
    10 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic
    What companies use JRuby?
    13 companies on StackShare use JRuby

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Erlang?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang
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    What are some alternatives to Erlang, Visual Basic, 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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