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What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

What is Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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.

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    Cons

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    Companies

    What companies use JavaScript?
    4328 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
    What companies use Visual Basic?
    10 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic
    What companies use Groovy?
    72 companies on StackShare use Groovy

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with JavaScript?
    75 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
    What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic
    What tools integrate with Groovy?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy

    What are some alternatives to JavaScript, Visual Basic, and Groovy?

    • 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.
    • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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