Python vs. Scala vs. HAML

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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

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 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.
Why do developers choose Python?
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Why do developers choose Scala?
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What are the cons of using Python?
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What are the cons of using Scala?
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What are the cons of using HAML?
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What companies use Python?
3404 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Scala?
526 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use HAML?
139 companies on StackShare use HAML
What tools integrate with Python?
88 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Scala?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
What tools integrate with HAML?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with HAML

What are some alternatives to Python, Scala, and HAML?

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

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