Python vs. Markdown vs. JRuby



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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 Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

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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Pros

Why do developers choose Python?
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Why do developers choose JRuby?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Python?
Downsides of Python?

What are the cons of using Markdown?
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What are the cons of using JRuby?
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Companies

What companies use Python?
3208 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Markdown?
865 companies on StackShare use Markdown
What companies use JRuby?
17 companies on StackShare use JRuby

Integrations

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

  • 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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