Swift vs. Groovy vs. Hack



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Description

What is Swift?

Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

What is Groovy?

Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.

What is Hack?

Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Swift?
Why do you like Swift?

Why do developers choose Groovy?
Why do you like Groovy?

Why do developers choose Hack?
Why do you like Hack?

Cons

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

What are the cons of using Groovy?
No Cons submitted yet for Groovy
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What are the cons of using Hack?
No Cons submitted yet for Hack
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Companies

What companies use Swift?
1091 companies on StackShare use Swift
What companies use Groovy?
91 companies on StackShare use Groovy
What companies use Hack?
5 companies on StackShare use Hack

Integrations

What tools integrate with Swift?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy
What tools integrate with Hack?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Hack

What are some alternatives to Swift, Groovy, and Hack?

  • 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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