There is always space for new tools to emerge, especially if they make software development easier. And programming languages, being a core development technology, are always evolving and responding to the needs of both the developers as well as the businesses.
TypeScript supports ECMAScript standards with features like classes, modules, and an arrow function syntax. Also, it is open-source so you can use it in Visual Studio Code and alm.tools with plugins and extensions available in all major IDEs.
Go (also commonly referred to as Golang) is a programming language developed at Google which is syntactically similar to C.
Like TypeScript, Go too is statically typed and compiled. It additionally features structural typing, memory safety, and garbage collection.
A major upside to Go is its support to DevOps and SRE which provides faster build, short syntax, automatic formatting and doc generation.
You can scale your web apps quickly with enhanced memory performance and support to several IDEs. The best part is that major cloud providers have a strong ecosystem of APIs and tools to get you going with Go.
If you are looking for a language that is super fast and memory-efficient by performance, Rust is the one. It also has no runtime or garbage collector due to which it can power performance-critical services.
Rust runs on embedded devices and can be easily integrated with other languages. It is syntactically similar to C++ and you can get memory safety by validation tweaks.
Rust has also been a consistent winner of the “Most Loved Programming Language” by Stack Overflow survey since 2016. Called by some as a Systems Programming Language, Rust has gained popularity among tech giants like Microsoft, Google, Meta, Discord, and Amazon.
One of the more popular languages on this list, Dart is designed by Google for client development. Mostly used for developing native mobile apps (iOS and Android both), it can also be used to develop web apps, desktop applications, and to build a server.
Dart is specifically super useful for building user interfaces efficiently. One of the most loved features of Dart is Hot Reload. Hot reload provides quick debugging without having the need to reload the entire application every time you make a change.
Groovy is a multi-faceted language for creating Java applications. It is a dynamic language with static capabilities and can be used as a programming language as well as a scripting language.
Java developers can easily adapt to using Groovy as code written in Java is mostly valid in Groovy. Code written in Groovy is compact and can work with many Java elements.
Groovy also supports XML and HTML markup languages natively via Document Object Model (DOM) Syntax. Unlike Java, you can execute Groovy source files as a script.
Similar to Python and Ruby, Groovy script is parsed, compiled, and generated before execution. It is used by popular organizations like Netflix, MasterCard, Sony, Linkedin, etc.
R was developed by statisticians as an open-source implementation of the S language. R is mostly used for data mining, data analysis, and statistical software development. It has a command-line interface and for various different operating systems, it provides pre-compiled executables.
There are graphical user interfaces such as RStudio and notebook interface Jupyter made available by a third party. With built-in support for graphics and data modeling, it can generate and plot linear models with residuals.
R users can define their own functions, as R is specifically designed for that as a ‘true computer language.’
With a highly resembling syntax to Ruby, Crystal is a compiled language that uses static type-checking without generally having to specify types of variables or methods.
It is being actively developed and is released as open-source and free for all under Apache License version 2.0.
Crystal was created keeping in mind the greatness of Ruby in addition to efficiency, speed, and type safety. Crystal provides automated garbage collection and also supports method and operator overloading.
Interestingly, Crystal can be used to create blockchains because of how efficient yet user-friendly it is. It is as fast as C and slick as Ruby which, being an object-oriented language, is very impressive.
The Bottom Line
Like any other technology, the above programming languages are not the absolute best in themselves. There are certain advantages and disadvantages to using them. And so, whether you should use them in your next project or not depends on a strong understanding of your project needs and the features of these languages.
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