Ruby vs. Visual Basic vs. Perl

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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 Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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 Visual Basic?
    Why do you like Visual Basic?

    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 Visual Basic?
    No Cons submitted yet for Visual Basic
    Downsides of Visual Basic?

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

    Companies

    What companies use Ruby?
    2396 companies on StackShare use Ruby
    What companies use Visual Basic?
    10 companies on StackShare use Visual Basic
    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 Visual Basic?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Visual Basic
    What tools integrate with Perl?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Perl

    What are some alternatives to Ruby, Visual Basic, 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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