Ruby vs. Markdown vs. Scala

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Description

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 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.

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Why do developers choose Ruby?
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    Why do developers choose Markdown?
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    Why do developers choose Scala?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Ruby?
    What are the cons of using Markdown?
    What are the cons of using Scala?

    Companies

    What companies use Ruby?
    2359 companies on StackShare use Ruby
    What companies use Markdown?
    601 companies on StackShare use Markdown
    What companies use Scala?
    372 companies on StackShare use Scala

    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 Scala?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala

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

    • 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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