Scala v Ruby v Java: Discuss the differences between the three

Updated: Nov 10



Businesses are evolving, the need to provide rightful solutions to people are also very

much required, People have grown increasingly impatient and are always willing to

demand a life that is easier and fast. Programming languages such as Java, Ruby and

Scala are now helping businesses scale and implement their strategies with much

lesser costs and giving them an option to think twice before loosing a lot of money.

They have evolved how companies choose how to brand and market their products.

It’s safe to say that the technological revolution is upon us and it is our duty to be a

part of it or be left behind.


The first ever programming language was developed in 1883, they were in their early

days invented to make it easier to develop computer applications. As time has passed,

the applications of programming languages have increased ten-fold, from using to

just develop programs to use it in machine learning, artificial intelligence to help

predict the when the shares will go up or when they will go down. It is safe to say

that computer programming has come a long way.


Scala, Java and Ruby


Java is the oldest amongst the three and was created in 1996 in order to create a new

language that would allow consumer electronic devices to communicate with each

other. Now, known as the language of the internet it’s value has increased. With Java

and it’s OOP principles it provides better security and being very simple to code

makes it very user-friendly. This feature of Java makes it the perfect candidate to use

for developing mobile applications. It is compatible with software such as Android

Studio and Kotlin. Now you must be wondering why only Java? The reason is that it

can run on Java Virtual Machine(JVM), whereas Android uses DVK(Dalvik Virtual

Machine) to execute class files. These files are further bundled as an Android application

Package(APK).


Java is also used widely in developing desktop GUI applications. Java also provides

GUI development capability through various means mainly Abstract Windowing

Toolkit (AWT), Swing, and JavaFX. While AWT holds a number of pre-assembled

components like menu, list, button. Swing is a GUI widget toolkit, it provides certain

advanced elements like trees, scroll panes, tables, tabbed panels, and lists.


Java EE platform is designed to help developers create large-scale, multi-tiered,

scalable, reliable, and secure network applications. These applications are designed

to solve the problems encountered by large enterprises. The features that make

enterprise applications powerful, like security and reliability, often make these

applications complex. The Java EE platform reduces the complexity of enterprise

application development by providing a development model, API, and runtime