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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 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 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.

Pros

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

    Why do developers choose Objective-C?
    Why do you like Objective-C?

    Why do developers choose Perl?
  • Why do you like Perl?

    Cons

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

    What are the cons of using Objective-C?
    No Cons submitted yet for Objective-C
    Downsides of Objective-C?

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

    Companies

    What companies use Ruby?
    2360 companies on StackShare use Ruby
    What companies use Objective-C?
    771 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
    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 Objective-C?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C
    What tools integrate with Perl?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

    What are some alternatives to Ruby, Objective-C, 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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