The State of Rails

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Published on May 28, 2007

Author: paoloperrotta

Source: slideshare.net

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From the "Rails: Hot or Not?" session at Sioux (Eindhoven, NL, May 23, 2007). How is Ruby on Rails doing on the market? Is it hot or not?

<state of Rails>

<community>

big

active

vocal

smart

attitude

<books>

Programming languages These charts come from the O’Reilly blog.

Programming languages These charts come from the O’Reilly blog.

Web development

Web development

<jobs>

<applications>

newcomers

<the industry>

a gap?

industry

community

grassroots

changing

RailsConf 2007

1600 people

Sun

JRuby

Microsoft

IronRuby

ThoughtWorks

RubyWorks

“More than forty percent of ThoughtWorks’ new consulting projects in the U.S are now developed using Ruby on Rails. ” http://studios.thoughtworks.com/rubyworks

so...

<hot or not?>

(for me)

going mainstream

easy

simple

sound

opinionated

pragmatic

agile

productive

cutting-edge

smart community

“feels right”

but...

not quite there

not many jobs yet

strong competition

just a technology

my own answer:

Hot enough.

getting hotter

(and fun)

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