Ruby vs. Scala vs. Groovy



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What is Ruby?

Ruby is a language of careful balance. Its creator, Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, blended parts of his favorite languages (Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada, and Lisp) to form a new language that balanced functional programming with imperative programming.

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

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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 Ruby?
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What are the cons of using Groovy?
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Companies

What companies use Ruby?
2921 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Scala?
497 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use Groovy?
91 companies on StackShare use Groovy

Integrations

What tools integrate with Ruby?
73 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
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 Ruby, 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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