Ruby vs. Swift vs. Objective-C

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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 Swift?

Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Ruby?
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Why do developers choose Swift?
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Why do developers choose Objective-C?
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Cons

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

What are the cons of using Swift?
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What are the cons of using Objective-C?
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Companies

What companies use Ruby?
2896 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Swift?
1065 companies on StackShare use Swift
What companies use Objective-C?
1010 companies on StackShare use Objective-C

Integrations

What tools integrate with Ruby?
73 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
What tools integrate with Swift?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift
What tools integrate with Objective-C?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Objective-C

What are some alternatives to Ruby, Swift, and Objective-C?

  • 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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