Markdown vs. Scala vs. Groovy



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Description

What is Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

What is Scala?

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.

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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Pros

Why do developers choose Markdown?
Why do you like Markdown?

Why do developers choose Scala?
Why do you like Scala?

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

Cons

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

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

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

What companies use Markdown?
866 companies on StackShare use Markdown
What companies use Scala?
496 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use Groovy?
91 companies on StackShare use Groovy

Integrations

What tools integrate with Markdown?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown
What tools integrate with Scala?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
What tools integrate with Groovy?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy

What are some alternatives to Markdown, Scala, 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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