The State of Rails

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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?

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The State of Rails

  1. 1. <state of Rails>
  2. 2. <community>
  3. 3. big
  4. 4. active
  5. 5. vocal
  6. 6. smart
  7. 7. attitude
  8. 8. <books>
  9. 9. Programming languages These charts come from the O’Reilly blog.
  10. 10. Programming languages These charts come from the O’Reilly blog.
  11. 11. Web development
  12. 12. Web development
  13. 13. <jobs>
  14. 14. <applications>
  15. 15. newcomers
  16. 16. <the industry>
  17. 17. a gap?
  18. 18. industry
  19. 19. community
  20. 20. grassroots
  21. 21. changing
  22. 22. RailsConf 2007
  23. 23. 1600 people
  24. 24. Sun
  25. 25. JRuby
  26. 26. Microsoft
  27. 27. IronRuby
  28. 28. ThoughtWorks
  29. 29. RubyWorks
  30. 30. “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
  31. 31. so...
  32. 32. <hot or not?>
  33. 33. (for me)
  34. 34. going mainstream
  35. 35. easy
  36. 36. simple
  37. 37. sound
  38. 38. opinionated
  39. 39. pragmatic
  40. 40. agile
  41. 41. productive
  42. 42. cutting-edge
  43. 43. smart community
  44. 44. “feels right”
  45. 45. but...
  46. 46. not quite there
  47. 47. not many jobs yet
  48. 48. strong competition
  49. 49. just a technology
  50. 50. my own answer:
  51. 51. Hot enough.
  52. 52. getting hotter
  53. 53. (and fun)

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