BeanShell is described as '"BeanShell is a small, free, embeddable Java source interpreter with object scripting language features, written in Java' and is an app in the Development category. There are seven alternatives to BeanShell for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux, Windows, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is Python, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BeanShell are Ruby (Free, Open Source), Nim (programming language) (Free, Open Source), Scala (Free, Open Source) and Groovy (Free, Open Source).
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 designed by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto.
A compiled language with Ruby like syntax and type inference Language goals: - Have a syntax similar to Ruby (but compatibility with it is not a goal) - Statically type-checked but without having to specify the type of variables or method arguments.