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Carbon is a discontinued lightweight programming language for creating web services and web applications. It was developed by Ipedo, Inc., and released in 2003 to address the lack of support for manipulating XML across different languages. Carbon supported distributed computing through its built-in libraries and was designed to be easy to learn and use with high-performance features. It combined elements from scripting languages such as JavaScript with object-oriented concepts, bridging the gap between front-end and back-end technologies. Despite its promise, Carbon did not gain widespread adoption, likely due to competition from established languages like Java, C#, Python, PHP, Ruby on Rails that were already prevalent in the industry at that time.

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