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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 Java?

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Python?
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    Companies

    What companies use Python?
    2369 companies on StackShare use Python
    What companies use Java?
    2132 companies on StackShare use Java
    What companies use Ruby?
    2379 companies on StackShare use Ruby

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Python?
    83 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
    What tools integrate with Java?
    65 tools on StackShare integrate with Java
    What tools integrate with Ruby?
    72 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby

    What are some alternatives to Python, Java, and Ruby?

    • 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
    • ES6 - The next version of JavaScript

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