I’m a newbie developer that’s been working with Joomla + PHP till now, but I’ve decided some weeks ago to start with serious development and specifically Ruby & Rails. For the history I was searching which language/framework to go with and I was between Python/Django and Ruby/Rails so I’ve decided Ruby. I’m currently reading the Cooper’s “Ruby for Beginners” and then I’m planning to move onto “Agile Development with Rails” and dive into Rails. Thing is, I’m currently very passionate about Ruby and web technologies generally and I can’t wait to start developing with Rails, plus I think I’m learning fast and I also have a nice idea in mind for a site I want to develop (might as well be called a “startup”).
I would like to know however, from the experienced developers here, what are the job opportunities worldwide for Rails developers at the current time? I’m listening a lot that the Rails market is hot right now. Does this mean that if you’re a new yet decent Rails developer (always evolving), you can still find nice jobs worldwide?
What does it take to be “employable” Rails developers? What are the most companies asking for? What if you’re decent developer with experience etc, but have no relevant University-College studies/certificates?