Ruby vs Scala: What are the differences?
Developers describe Ruby as "A dynamic, interpreted, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity". 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. On the other hand, Scala is detailed as "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.
Ruby and Scala can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
"Programme friendly", "Quick to develop" and "Great community" are the key factors why developers consider Ruby; whereas "Static typing", "Jvm" and "Pattern-matching" are the primary reasons why Scala is favored.
Ruby and Scala are both open source tools. Ruby with 15.9K GitHub stars and 4.25K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Scala with 11.8K GitHub stars and 2.75K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Ruby has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2530 company stacks & 1140 developers stacks; compared to Scala, which is listed in 437 company stacks and 324 developer stacks.
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