Perl vs. JRuby vs. Hack

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Description

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.

What is JRuby?

JRuby is the effort to recreate the Ruby (http://www.ruby-lang.org) interpreter in Java. The Java version is tightly integrated with Java to allow both to script any Java class and to embed the interpreter into any Java application. See the docs directory for more information.

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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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Perl?
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    What are the cons of using JRuby?
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    What are the cons of using Hack?
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    Companies

    What companies use Perl?
    130 companies on StackShare use Perl
    What companies use JRuby?
    13 companies on StackShare use JRuby
    What companies use Hack?
    4 companies on StackShare use Hack

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Perl?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
    No integrations listed yet
    What tools integrate with Hack?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Hack

    What are some alternatives to Perl, JRuby, and Hack?

    • 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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