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    JavaScript

    JavaScript (sometimes shortened to JS) is a lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions, most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but also used in many non-browser environments. JavaScript...

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    Java

    Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Java Mobile ... S60 HP webOS Blackberry Android Tablet BSD Blackberry 10 PlayBook Kindle Fire

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    Ruby

    Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features. Ruby originated in Japan during the mid-1990s and was initially developed and...

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    Lua

    Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku AmigaOS ... MorphOS

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    Scala

    Scala is a modern multi-paradigm programming language based on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    FreeBASIC

    FreeBASIC is a completely free, open-source, 32-bit BASIC compiler, with syntax similar to MS-QuickBASIC, that adds new features such as pointers, unsigned data types, inline assembly, object orientation, and many others.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Ceylon

    Support for Java and JavaScript virtual machines Write your code in Ceylon, and have it run on the JVM, on Node.js, or in a web browser. Some modules are platform-dependent, but the language itself is equally at home on Java and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux JavaScript Hotspot JVM

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  • Jabaco

    Jabaco is a simple programming language with a Visual Basic like syntax. Jabaco enables you to create powerful software for all Java supported operating systems. .

    Free Windows

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    REBOL

    Rebol (historically REBOL) is a cross-platform data exchange language and a multi-paradigm dynamic programming language designed by Carl Sassenrath for network communications and distributed computing. It introduces the concept of...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    wxBasic

    wxBasic is an Basic interpreter that is: * Free * Open Source (LGPL) * Cross-platform (currently Windows and Linux) wxBasic can create stand-alone executables by binding together source code with the interpreter. ...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, released on May 12, 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Wyvern

    Wyvern is a new programming language designed to help developers be highly productive when writing high-assurance applications. The first major innovation in Wyvern is type-specific languages, a feature that allows programmers to...

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    thinBasic

    thinBasic is a simple, flexible, and easy-to-learn interpreted programming language. It lets you quickly and easily develop programs for Windows. thinBasic was first released in 2004. Since then thinBasic has steadily improved thanks...

    Free Windows

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    Avian

    Avian is a lightweight virtual machine and class lbrary designed to provide a useful subset of Java’s features, suitable for building self-contained applications. It's Efficient. The VM is implemented from scratch and designed...

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    Objective-J

    Objective-J is a programming language developed as part of the Cappuccino web development framework. Its syntax is nearly identical to the Objective-C syntax and it shares with JavaScript the same relationship that...

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    sdlBasic

    sdlBasic is a small, efficient and multiplatform basic interpreter aimed to game creation using the power of SDL library, it was inspired by the old and glorious AMOS. sdlBasic is open source software. This means anyone is welcome to...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued No updates since 2012.
  • Nashorn

    Nashorn is a JavaScript engine for Java Virtual Machine. It allows running scripts from Java code as well as from commandline. Java API and classes are also available from inside scripts.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted Java

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