Perl vs. Groovy vs. JRuby



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Description

What is Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

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 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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Perl?
Why do you like Perl?

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

Why do developers choose JRuby?
Why do you like JRuby?

Cons

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

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

What companies use Perl?
163 companies on StackShare use Perl
What companies use Groovy?
91 companies on StackShare use Groovy
What companies use JRuby?
17 companies on StackShare use JRuby

Integrations

What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Perl, Groovy, and JRuby?

  • 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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