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Description

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.

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Visual Basic?
Why do you like Visual Basic?

Why do developers choose Groovy?
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    Why do developers choose Perl?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Visual Basic?
    No Cons submitted yet for Visual Basic
    Downsides of Visual Basic?

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

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

    Companies

    What companies use Visual Basic?
    10 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic
    What companies use Groovy?
    72 companies on StackShare use Groovy
    What companies use Perl?
    132 companies on StackShare use Perl

    Integrations

    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 tools integrate with Perl?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

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

    • 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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