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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 HAML?

Haml is a markup language that’s used to cleanly and simply describe the HTML of any web document, without the use of inline code. Haml functions as a replacement for inline page templating systems such as PHP, ERB, and ASP. However, Haml avoids the need for explicitly coding HTML into the template, because it is actually an abstract description of the HTML, with some code to generate dynamic content.

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Perl?
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    Why do developers choose HAML?
    Why do you like HAML?

    Why do developers choose JRuby?
    Why do you like JRuby?

    Cons

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

    What are the cons of using HAML?
    No Cons submitted yet for HAML
    Downsides of HAML?

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

    What companies use Perl?
    130 companies on StackShare use Perl
    What companies use HAML?
    110 companies on StackShare use HAML
    What companies use JRuby?
    13 companies on StackShare use JRuby

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Perl?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl
    What tools integrate with HAML?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with HAML
    No integrations listed yet

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

    • 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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