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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 Swift?

Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

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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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Ruby?
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    What are the cons of using Swift?
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    What are the cons of using Groovy?
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    Companies

    What companies use Ruby?
    2397 companies on StackShare use Ruby
    What companies use Swift?
    842 companies on StackShare use Swift
    What companies use Groovy?
    73 companies on StackShare use Groovy

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ruby?
    73 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
    What tools integrate with Swift?
    13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
    What tools integrate with Groovy?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Groovy

    What are some alternatives to Ruby, Swift, 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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