JavaScript vs. Ruby vs. Perl



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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 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.

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.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Ruby?
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Cons

What are the cons of using JavaScript?
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Companies

What companies use JavaScript?
5794 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use Ruby?
2897 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Perl?
163 companies on StackShare use Perl

Integrations

What tools integrate with JavaScript?
75 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with Ruby?
73 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
What tools integrate with Perl?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

What are some alternatives to JavaScript, Ruby, and Perl?

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

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