Ruby vs. Objective-C vs. JRuby

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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 Objective-C?

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language and provides object-oriented capabilities and a dynamic runtime. Objective-C inherits the syntax, primitive types, and flow control statements of C and adds syntax for defining classes and methods. It also adds language-level support for object graph management and object literals while providing dynamic typing and binding, deferring many responsibilities until runtime.

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.
Why do developers choose Ruby?
Why do you like Ruby?

Why do developers choose Objective-C?
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Why do developers choose JRuby?
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What are the cons of using Ruby?
Downsides of Ruby?

What are the cons of using Objective-C?
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What are the cons of using JRuby?
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What companies use Ruby?
2983 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Objective-C?
1054 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
What companies use JRuby?
17 companies on StackShare use JRuby
What tools integrate with Ruby?
75 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
What tools integrate with Objective-C?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Ruby, Objective-C, 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.

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