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Python vs Scala: What are the differences?

Python: A clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java. 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; Scala: A pure-bred object-oriented language that runs on the JVM. 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.

Python and Scala belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

"Great libraries", "Readable code" and "Beautiful code" are the key factors why developers consider Python; whereas "Static typing", "Jvm" and "Pattern-matching" are the primary reasons why Scala is favored.

Python and Scala are both open source tools. It seems that Python with 25.3K GitHub stars and 10.5K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Scala with 11.8K GitHub stars and 2.75K GitHub forks.

Uber Technologies, Spotify, and Netflix are some of the popular companies that use Python, whereas Scala is used by Twitter, 9GAG, and Asana. Python has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2826 company stacks & 3632 developers stacks; compared to Scala, which is listed in 437 company stacks and 324 developer stacks.

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 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.
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