How popular is Ruby on Rails ?

How popular is Ruby on Rails vs other Web Frameworks (Django, Symfony,
Spring,...) ?

I found a link on the subject :

http://www.therightsoft.com/softwaretechnologies/webframeworks

...but I'm am looking for further resources. Thanks in advance for
your posts !

tom wrote:

How popular is Ruby on Rails vs other Web Frameworks (Django, Symfony,
Spring,...) ?

I found a link on the subject :

http://www.therightsoft.com/softwaretechnologies/webframeworks

...but I'm am looking for further resources. Thanks in advance for
your posts !

It works well. Those who use it seem to love it. Why does popularity
matter?

The comparison is quit interesting and encouraging! When I looked into
a Job site over here in Pakistan, I found 0 jobs of Ruby on Rails! And
that was horrifying!

I can tell you how popular it is by saying this:

Django, Symfony, Spring

Who?

You mean RoR nowhere?

MohsinHijazee wrote:

I can tell you how popular it is by saying this:

Django, Symfony, Spring

Who?

You mean RoR nowhere?

No, he means he's never heard of those three.

I don't know how far jobs have penetrated in Pakistan but Obie Fernandez
posted some metrics on his blog about the rise of Rails. Check:

http://blog.obiefernandez.com/content/2008/01/growth-in-ruby.html

Remember we all start somewhere. If you are looking to expand your
skill set, Rails seems like a wise bet for the future. If you need to
work today, you are more likely to find Java or PHP jobs unless you are
a cutting edge consultancy.

I would say that RoR is very popular. I have heard about websites
converting over to RoR almost on a daily basis and infact it is a thread
that is discussed very often on this forum. In my opinion, RoR is so
powerful because one man can build the same quality app that three or
four people can but in half the time. Plus, Ruby is such a powerful
language and also fun to work with. I have programmed in Java, VB, C#,
C++, Perl, and PHP and Ruby has the best parts of all these language
bundled into one language.

-S

MohsinHijazee wrote:
>> I can tell you how popular it is by saying this:

>> Django, Symfony, Spring

>> Who?

> You mean RoR nowhere?

No, he means he's never heard of those three.

I don't know how far jobs have penetrated in Pakistan but Obie Fernandez
posted some metrics on his blog about the rise of Rails. Check:

http://blog.obiefernandez.com/content/2008/01/growth-in-ruby.html

Remember we all start somewhere. If you are looking to expand your
skill set, Rails seems like a wise bet for the future. If you need to
work today, you are more likely to find Java or PHP jobs unless you are
a cutting edge consultancy.

Thanks Bill! The Pakistani market responds slowly to the upcoming
technologies because most of the work being outsourced is in PHP or
Java or least under the .NET but still I found some job postings on
http://www.rozee.pk earlier but they were few in comparison to other
jobs. I'm myself working on a large open source RoR application and
enjoying it really!

Working on vim is fine but anyone tried the NetBeans IDE 6.0 with Ruby
and Rails support? That's really great for the newbies as I was!

Regards,
Mohsin

Netbeans 6.0 is working well for ROR development

tom wrote:

How popular is Ruby on Rails vs other Web Frameworks (Django, Symfony,
Spring,...) ?

I found a link on the subject :

http://www.therightsoft.com/softwaretechnologies/webframeworks

...but I'm am looking for further resources. Thanks in advance for
your posts !

Hi Tom,

Not sure there can be an objective answer to your question/query but
there are a number of people working with RubyOnRails and Ruby. They
range from open-source hackers to large fortune-500 conglomerates. Most
people who use it, like it, some even love it and some even hate it
(most redundant thing i've said all day!).

Are you looking for marketing FUD about Rails? Check out the
railsenvy.com videos.

Cheers,
Aditya