Markdown vs. Scala vs. JRuby



Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats

  • 7.14K
  • 44.1K
  • 4.82K
  • 2.77K
  • 5.79K
  • 85.2K
  • 1.27K
  • 1.15K
  • 2.74K

GitHub Stats

No public GitHub repository stats available

Description

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 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 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.

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Ask a Question

Pros

Why do developers choose Markdown?
Why do you like Markdown?

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

Why do developers choose JRuby?
Why do you like JRuby?

Cons

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

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

What are the cons of using JRuby?
No Cons submitted yet for JRuby
Downsides of JRuby?

Companies

What companies use Markdown?
843 companies on StackShare use Markdown
What companies use Scala?
487 companies on StackShare use Scala
What companies use JRuby?
17 companies on StackShare use JRuby

Integrations

What tools integrate with Markdown?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown
What tools integrate with Scala?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Markdown, Scala, 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
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

See all alternatives to Markdown

Latest News

Introducing jsxtreme-markdown
How to Automatically Convert Markdown to HTML
Write Faster: Your Manual to Markdown, the Web's Sim...
Towards A Brighter Tooling Future for Scala
On Performance of the New Collections
Introducing Non-English Chatrooms for Scala Users


Interest Over Time


Get help choosing one of these