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Kotlin vs VBScript: What are the differences?

Developers describe Kotlin as "Statically typed Programming Language targeting JVM and JavaScript". Kotlin is a statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser, 100% interoperable with Java. On the other hand, VBScript is detailed as "An Active Scripting language that is modeled on Visual Basic". It is an Active Scripting language developed by Microsoft that is modeled on Visual Basic. It allows Microsoft Windows system administrators to generate powerful tools for managing computers with error handling, subroutines, and other advanced programming constructs.

Kotlin and VBScript belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

Kotlin is an open source tool with 30.7K GitHub stars and 3.69K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kotlin's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Kotlin?

Kotlin is a statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser, 100% interoperable with Java

What is VBScript?

It is an Active Scripting language developed by Microsoft that is modeled on Visual Basic. It allows Microsoft Windows system administrators to generate powerful tools for managing computers with error handling, subroutines, and other advanced programming constructs.
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