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Description

What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Python?
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    Why do developers choose Scala?
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    Why do developers choose Groovy?
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    Cons

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

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

    What companies use Python?
    2355 companies on StackShare use Python
    What companies use Scala?
    380 companies on StackShare use Scala
    What companies use Groovy?
    70 companies on StackShare use Groovy

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Python?
    82 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
    What tools integrate with Scala?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
    What tools integrate with Groovy?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy

    What are some alternatives to Python, 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
    • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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