Python vs. Go vs. Rust

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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 Go?

Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.

What is Rust?

Rust is a systems programming language that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance. It improves upon the ideas of other systems languages like C++ by providing guaranteed memory safety (no crashes, no data races) and complete control over the lifecycle of memory.
Why do developers choose Python?
Why do you like Python?

Why do developers choose Go?
Why do you like Go?

Why do developers choose Rust?
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What are the cons of using Python?
Downsides of Python?

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

What are the cons of using Rust?
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What companies use Python?
3489 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Go?
1069 companies on StackShare use Go
What companies use Rust?
47 companies on StackShare use Rust
What tools integrate with Python?
91 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Go?
55 tools on StackShare integrate with Go
What tools integrate with Rust?
17 tools on StackShare integrate with Rust

What are some alternatives to Python, Go, and Rust?

  • 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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