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What is Objective-C?

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.

What is JRuby?

JRuby is the effort to recreate the Ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org) interpreter in Java. The Java version is tightly integrated with Java to allow both to script any Java class and to embed the interpreter into any Java application. See the docs directory for more information.

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 Objective-C?
    789 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
    What companies use JRuby?
    13 companies on StackShare use JRuby
    What companies use Groovy?
    72 companies on StackShare use Groovy

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Objective-C?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C
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    What tools integrate with Groovy?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy

    What are some alternatives to Objective-C, JRuby, and Groovy?

    • 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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