Python vs. Go vs. Scala



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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 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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Python?
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Why do developers choose Go?
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Why do developers choose Scala?
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Cons

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

What are the cons of using Go?
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What are the cons of using Scala?
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Companies

What companies use Python?
3230 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Go?
974 companies on StackShare use Go
What companies use Scala?
499 companies on StackShare use Scala

Integrations

What tools integrate with Python?
85 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Go?
53 tools on StackShare integrate with Go
What tools integrate with Scala?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala

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

  • 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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