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What is Vala?

It is a programming language using modern high level abstractions without imposing additional runtime requirements and without using a different ABI compared to applications and libraries written in C.
Vala is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who uses Vala?

Companies
7 companies reportedly use Vala in their tech stacks, including LibreOffice, Realmac Software, and Untangle.

Developers
11 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Vala.

Vala Integrations

Linux, Windows, macOS, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD are some of the popular tools that integrate with Vala. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Vala.
Pros of Vala
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Fast as C
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Easy sintax simular to C#/Java with sugar from Pyrthon
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Much easier to do Concurrent/Parallel vs C/C++
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Productive
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ARC instead of GC, which is able not only to delete obj
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The only lang that allows you to create safe OOP wraps
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With GIR/SWIG u can call vala from any lang
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Easy learning curve if you're coming from C lang
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Very documented. valadoc.org

Vala's Features

  • Multimedia and Graphics
  • Collections
  • Files
  • I/O
  • Networking
  • IPC

Vala Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Vala?
Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
D
D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and modeling power, with safety and programmer productivity.
C
Rust
Rust is a systems programming language that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance. It improves upon the ideas of other systems languages like C++ by providing guaranteed memory safety (no crashes, no data races) and complete control over the lifecycle of memory.
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.
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Vala's Followers
15 developers follow Vala to keep up with related blogs and decisions.