RubyOnRails and number of projects

Hi
    This I am writing just of curiosity. I like ruby and rails very
much. But when I watch number of rails projects in freelance sites like
rentacoder or elance, it is found that the number of rails projects is
very less compared to other technologies. So would like to know why this
happens. Why people are some what reluctant to use Rails compared to
java technologies or even php. Frankly asking what is the career growth
in ROR if stick to that. What will be its future? In countries like
India the number of rails job openings is very minimum. Why this even
Rails is a great framework ?Please share your valuable thoughts

Thanks in advance
Sijo

Hi,

Hmmmmm. I also asked the same question…

But one thing, it takes some time for any technology to reach everyone.

Most of the projects developed are already developed in Java, .Net or any other technologies

and they would be only for maintenance in the later stages.

It is waste of resources and money to begin the projects again from scratch and to train people to other technologies.

So… takes some time.

Learn many platforms.

All the Best.

   This I am writing just of curiosity. I like ruby and rails very
much. But when I watch number of rails projects in freelance sites like
rentacoder or elance, it is found that the number of rails projects is
very less compared to other technologies. So would like to know why this
happens. Why people are some what reluctant to use Rails compared to
java technologies or even php. Frankly asking what is the career growth
in ROR if stick to that. What will be its future? In countries like
India the number of rails job openings is very minimum. Why this even
Rails is a great framework ?Please share your valuable thoughts

I think lots of it has to do with the simple fact that Rails is newer than Java/PHP so the talent pool is simply less. While that equates to fewer jobs overall, it doesn't necessarily mean that you'll have problems finding Rails jobs as the ratio may be the same (I have no idea if that's actually true).

The other component is that many ISP are reluctant to provide Rails support because it is a bit more complicated. That's changing though with systems like Passenger. I liken it to the similar difference between MySQL support and PostgreSQL support. The pool-size is just different.

Beyond that though, you may well be looking in the wrong spot. Try jobs.rubynow.com and workingwithrails.com and some of the other ruby/rails focused job sites and see what is out there.

I track jobs.rubynow.com in my RSS feeds and there are a at least several postings a day. I don't always read them, and many are for full time employment, but some are for freelance as well.

-philip