JavaScript vs. Python vs. JRuby



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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 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 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.

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use JavaScript?
5919 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use Python?
3215 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use JRuby?
17 companies on StackShare use JRuby

Integrations

What tools integrate with JavaScript?
77 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with Python?
85 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
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What are some alternatives to JavaScript, Python, and JRuby?

  • 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
  • Ruby - A dynamic, interpreted, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity

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