JavaScript vs. Visual Basic vs. Hack

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What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.

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 Hack?

Hack provides instantaneous type checking via a local server that watches the filesystem. It typically runs in less than 200 milliseconds, making it easy to integrate into your development workflow without introducing a noticeable delay.

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Why do developers choose JavaScript?
Why do you like JavaScript?

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

Why do developers choose Hack?
Why do you like Hack?

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

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 Hack?
No Cons submitted yet for Hack
Downsides of Hack?

What companies use JavaScript?
6295 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use Visual Basic?
15 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic
What companies use Hack?
5 companies on StackShare use Hack
What tools integrate with JavaScript?
83 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic
What tools integrate with Hack?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Hack

What are some alternatives to JavaScript, Visual Basic, and Hack?

  • 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.
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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