Ruby vs. Scala vs. Perl

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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 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.

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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Ruby?
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    What are the cons of using Scala?
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    What are the cons of using Perl?
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    Companies

    What companies use Ruby?
    2399 companies on StackShare use Ruby
    What companies use Scala?
    389 companies on StackShare use Scala
    What companies use Perl?
    132 companies on StackShare use Perl

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ruby?
    73 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
    What tools integrate with Scala?
    13 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala
    What tools integrate with Perl?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

    What are some alternatives to Ruby, Scala, 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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