Python vs. Ruby 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 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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Python?
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    Why do developers choose Ruby?
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    Why do developers choose Scala?
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    Cons

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

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

    Companies

    What companies use Python?
    2320 companies on StackShare use Python
    What companies use Ruby?
    2360 companies on StackShare use Ruby
    What companies use Scala?
    375 companies on StackShare use Scala

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Python?
    80 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
    What tools integrate with Ruby?
    72 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
    What tools integrate with Scala?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Scala

    What are some alternatives to Python, Ruby, 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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