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Actionscript 3.0 vs. Ruby vs. Groovy

Actionscript 3.0 Ruby Groovy
Actionscript 3.0 Ruby Groovy (programming language)
Preference 44% votes 11% votes 44% votes
Website www.​adobe.​com/​devnet/​actionscript.​html www.​ruby-lang.​org groovy.​codehaus.​org
Unicode Yes Yes Yes
Script language No Yes Yes
Interpreter Yes Yes Yes
Description First introduced in Flash Player 9, ActionScript 3 is an object-oriented programming (OOP) language based on ECMAScript. It is compiled and run inside the Adobe Flash Player runtime. Ruby is a dynamic language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax. Groovy is an object-oriented programming language for the Java platform. It is a dynamic language and can be used as a scripting language. Groovy uses a Java-like bracket syntax. It is dynamically compiled to Java Virtual Machine (JVM) bytecode and interoperates with other Java code and libraries.
Tag OOP, ECMAScript, Apache, Flash, Flex, FDT, MXML, Multi-paradigm, Image Processing , Game SDK Programing Language,OOP ?
Multi-user system Yes Yes Yes
Extension/Plug-in Yes Yes Yes
Operating system
Programming language
Multilingual content Yes Yes Yes
WYSIWYG-Editor Yes ? ?
Multiple projects Yes Yes Yes
Target audience
Design pattern
Difficulty level
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Yes Yes Yes
Machine Code Generation Yes Yes No
Release Date 11ᵗʰ June 2008 1995 2003
3D Screen Yes ? ?
Documentation level ★★★★☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
RESTful Yes Yes Yes
Code Generation Conditional Yes Yes
Dynamic typing Yes Yes Yes
Programming paradigm
Comments Yes Yes Yes
Scripting language support
Free to use Yes Yes Yes
Active Yes Yes Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes Yes Yes
Community Driven Good Good Good
HTML syntax Yes Yes Yes
WSDL Yes No Yes
Reliability ★★★★☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★★
Data encryption Conditional ? ?
File Assets Yes ? ?
API Good Good Good
Compiled language Yes No Yes
XML Aware Good ? ?
Air play support Yes ? ?
Embeddable Yes Yes ?
Compiler Yes No Yes
API comprehensibility ★★★★☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★★
Jobs Oportunities ★★★☆☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
Implementation flexibility (0% global votes) 17% votes 50% votes
Out-of-the-box functionality (0% global votes) (80% global votes) (42% global votes)
Control structures Yes Yes Yes
Annotation Support Yes ? Yes
Community feedback ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
Ease of use ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
Free for commercial use No Yes Yes
Duck typing Yes Yes Yes
ORM Yes ? ?
Easy of Use Yes Yes Yes
JVM No Yes Yes
Open Source No Yes Yes
Nested Comments Yes Yes ?
Type inference Yes No Yes
Websocket Support Yes Yes Yes
Events Support Yes ? Yes
Lambda Expressions Yes Yes Yes
Properties Yes Yes Yes
Partial Classes Yes Yes Yes
Unsafe code support Yes No ?
Runtime dynamic types Yes Yes Yes
Closures Yes Yes Yes
iOS Development Support Yes Yes ?
Native asynchronous operators await/async Yes ? Yes
Perfomance ★★★★★ ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆
I like it Yes Yes Yes
Debug Mode Yes Yes Yes
Static Typing Yes No Yes
Click & Edit in Place / WYSIWYG Conditional ? ?
Autocomplete Code Yes Yes Yes
Symbols Yes Yes Yes
Supported from Google No ? ?
Makes you angry No No No
Easy to Learn Yes Yes Yes
Unit Testing Yes Yes Yes
Ajax Yes Yes Yes
Pattern Matching Yes Yes Yes
Object Oriented Models Yes Yes Yes
Mobile ready Yes ? Yes
Operating system server
Easy Setup Yes Yes Yes
Full-Stack Yes Yes No
JIT Compiler Yes ? Yes
Will get you a job Yes Yes Yes
Official IDE Support Yes Yes Yes
Namespaces Yes Yes Yes
Android Development Support Yes ? Yes
24/7 support No ? ?
Garbage Collection Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes ?
Increase Stress Levels No ? No
Inheritance Yes Yes Yes
State of the art technology Yes ? ?
High peformance No No Yes
Database model ? ?
Transactions ? Conditional Yes
Map and reduce ? Yes Yes
Revision control ? Yes ?
Horizontal scalable ? Yes Yes
Template language ?
Full text search ? Yes Yes
Scaffolding ? Yes Yes
Version number ? 2.1.4 2.4.4
E-Mail protocols ? ?
Multi tasking ? Yes Yes
Creation Date ? 1995 2003
REPL ? Yes Yes
Copy, Cut and Paste Support ? Yes ?
Sexiness ? 69 10
Latest Standard ? 25ᵗʰ December 2013 ?
CLR ? No No
IntelliSense ? No ?
Language Integrated Query ? Yes ?
Delegates ? Yes Yes
Database migrations ? Yes ?
Clone Test ? Yes ?
Extensibility ? Yes Yes
Higher Kinded Types ? Yes ?
Package Manager ? Yes Yes
Jquery ? Yes Yes
jQuery Support ? Yes Yes
Internationalization ? Yes ?
Heroku Support ? Yes ?
Easy to Config ? Yes Yes
Scalability ? Yes Yes
Supported by Microsoft ? No Yes
Concurrency ? Yes Yes
Enterprise ? Yes Yes
MVC ? Yes Yes
Developed for Human ? Yes Yes
C++ power ? No ?
Make life easier ? Yes Yes
Doesn't Suck ? Yes Yes
Funny ? Yes ?
Command-line console ? Yes ?
Standard compliance ? ? Yes
Browser support ? ?
Maven support ? ? Yes
Safe casting ? ? Yes
PDF Support ? ? Yes
Requests per second ? ? 9 001
Optional Static Type ? ? Yes
Grey ? ? 1 m
Vertically Scalable ? ? Yes
Android App ? ? Yes
User-friendly ? ? Yes
Self Server ? ? Yes
Ability to link to external programs and systems ? ? Yes
Can function without AJAX ? ? Yes
Programs ? ?
Lee Compliant ? ? Yes
Will deliver you tacos when you are hungry ? ? No
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