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Description

What is Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

What is Scala?

Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.

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

    What are the cons of using Markdown?
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    What are the cons of using Scala?
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    What are the cons of using Erlang?
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    Companies

    What companies use Markdown?
    624 companies on StackShare use Markdown
    What companies use Scala?
    381 companies on StackShare use Scala
    What companies use Erlang?
    68 companies on StackShare use Erlang

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Markdown?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown
    What tools integrate with Scala?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
    What tools integrate with Erlang?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Erlang

    What are some alternatives to Markdown, Scala, 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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