Python vs. Ruby vs. Swift



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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 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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Python?
Why do you like Python?

Why do developers choose Ruby?
Why do you like Ruby?

Why do developers choose Swift?
Why do you like Swift?

Cons

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

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

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

Companies

What companies use Python?
3303 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use Ruby?
2944 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Swift?
1120 companies on StackShare use Swift

Integrations

What tools integrate with Python?
86 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
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 are some alternatives to Python, Ruby, and Swift?

  • 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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