Vala is described as 'new programming language that aims to bring modern programming language features to GNOME developers without imposing any additional runtime requirements and without using a different ABI compared to applications and libraries written in C' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Vala for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is Python, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Vala are Java (Free Personal, Open Source), C (programming language) (Free, Open Source), C++ (Free, Open Source) and Go (Programming Language) (Free, Open Source).
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