Python vs. Objective-C vs. Scala



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Description

What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

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 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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Pros

Why do developers choose Python?
Why do you like Python?

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

Why do developers choose Scala?
Why do you like Scala?

Cons

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

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 Scala?
Downsides of Scala?

Companies

What companies use Python?
3297 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Objective-C?
1037 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
What companies use Scala?
513 companies on StackShare use Scala

Integrations

What tools integrate with Python?
85 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with Objective-C?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C
What tools integrate with Scala?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala

What are some alternatives to Python, Objective-C, 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
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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