During 2018, one of the most controversial themes in the ICT sector has been about the inclusion of Ballerina as a work methodology.

However, what is Ballerina? It’s one of the most advanced open source programming languages in the field of complex integrations. Her versatility makes it easier to connect with different applications, data and services.

What are the functions? What is the difference with another languages?

In the following post we will highlight the characteristics of Ballerina and then, you will understand why it’s popular.

What are the main functions of Ballerina?

Ballerina uses a series of functions that makes it one of the most attractive programming languages in the current market. Notably:

  • It gives you a more textual and visual representation of our code.

  • Thanks to your editor (composer) it is easier to edit programs visually.

  • To make data management easier, we use tagged languages like XML, JSON and Datatable.

  • To manipulate the interface, it is more simple (we can alternate between the design view, the source and the swagger). In this way, we can work where you want. Her packaging and her module system allows us to write, to distribute and to share code in an adapted way to our reality.

What is the main difference between other programming languages?

In contrast to other languages, Ballerina stands out for including packs as interesting as the following:

  • Composer. It is the main editor for developing Ballerina programs and includes characteristics as attractive as the execution of programs from the editor.

  • Testerina. It is the unit test of Ballerina is extremely very useful. Thanks to this framework we can make open source tests. At the end, they give you the possibility of printing the results obtained from the demonstration.

  • Docerina. It is a tool which is responsible for generating API documentation in Ballerina language. The API documentation by the other side using HTML language.

  • Connectors. The connectors of the clients are directed to interconnect different API Cloud and systems.

  • Editor Plugins. It uses greater complements for editing source code.

So, why should we trust it?

It is an intuitive language that a person with minimal knowledge can manage without a problem. Don’t underestimate it. If you are not an informatic expert it never hurts to learn new languages.

On the other side, her visual simplicity facilitates the capability of being able to explain the language to any individual.

In conclusion, Ballerina is a language that promises to revolutionise the market.

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