Ruby vs. Swift

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

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

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

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

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What companies use Ruby?
2983 companies on StackShare use Ruby
What companies use Swift?
1170 companies on StackShare use Swift
What tools integrate with Ruby?
75 tools on StackShare integrate with Ruby
What tools integrate with Swift?
13 tools on StackShare integrate with Swift

What are some alternatives to 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
  • Python - Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language, comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java.

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