Ruby vs. Markdown vs. Perl

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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 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 Perl?

Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.

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    Why do developers choose Perl?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Ruby?
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    What are the cons of using Perl?
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    Companies

    What companies use Ruby?
    2377 companies on StackShare use Ruby
    What companies use Markdown?
    624 companies on StackShare use Markdown
    What companies use Perl?
    130 companies on StackShare use Perl

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ruby?
    72 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
    What tools integrate with Markdown?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Markdown
    What tools integrate with Perl?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

    What are some alternatives to Ruby, Markdown, and Perl?

    • 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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