JavaScript vs. Scala vs. Visual Basic

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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 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 Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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Why do developers choose JavaScript?
Why do you like JavaScript?

Why do developers choose Scala?
Why do you like Scala?

Why do developers choose Visual Basic?
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What are the cons of using JavaScript?
Downsides of JavaScript?

What are the cons of using Scala?
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What are the cons of using Visual Basic?
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What companies use JavaScript?
6291 companies on StackShare use JavaScript
What companies use Scala?
525 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use Visual Basic?
15 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic
What tools integrate with JavaScript?
83 tools on StackShare integrate with JavaScript
What tools integrate with Scala?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
What tools integrate with Visual Basic?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic

What are some alternatives to JavaScript, Scala, and Visual Basic?

  • 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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