Go vs Scala: What are the differences?
Go: An open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. 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; Scala: A pure-bred object-oriented language that runs on the JVM. 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.
Go and Scala can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
"High-performance", "Simple, minimal syntax" and "Fun to write" are the key factors why developers consider Go; whereas "Static typing", "Jvm" and "Pattern-matching" are the primary reasons why Scala is favored.
Go and Scala are both open source tools. It seems that Go with 59.6K GitHub stars and 8.25K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Scala with 11.8K GitHub stars and 2.73K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Go has a broader approval, being mentioned in 892 company stacks & 589 developers stacks; compared to Scala, which is listed in 436 company stacks and 315 developer stacks.
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