Ruby vs. Objective-C vs. Scala



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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 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 Ruby?
Why do you like Ruby?

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 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 Scala?
Downsides of Scala?

Companies

What companies use Ruby?
2922 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Objective-C?
1023 companies on StackShare use Objective-C
What companies use Scala?
498 companies on StackShare use Scala

Integrations

What tools integrate with Ruby?
73 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
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 Ruby, 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
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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