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Throwback to early days of #ROR ~ circa 2007/08

Ruby's single threading was leading to serious scalability challenges at SlideShare (also Twitter etc). The word on the tech street - "RubyOnRails ain't enterprise-class. These platforms won't scale".

#RubyOnRails #Rails #Ruby /1
ROR was optimized for "developer efficiency & happiness".

That's what endeared it to Web2.0 startups - iterate, build fast & break things, think MVP, Agile, Lean... get to product-market-fit ASAP

Whether it could deliver at enterprise scale like java, dont net was untested /2
I do remember - the cacophony about the supposed "non-scalability of ROR" did give us nervous moments at SlideShare.

AFAIR it was NGINX that played a key role in helping address ROR's scalability issues gradually!

@jboutelle..... is that correct? /3
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Stackoverflow Developer Survey 2020 results are out :… 

Picture for #Ruby doesn't look good. For me, it has several signs of becoming exotic / niche (like COBOL) than being widespread (like Java). This has huge impact on hiring and talent pool (1/n)
1. % of survey respondents working on Ruby is : 7.1 Decreasing over the years :
2020 - 7.1 (Rank 14)
2019 - 8.4 (Rank 12)
2018 - 10.1 (Rank 13)
2017 - 9.1 (Rank 10)
2016 - 8.9 (Rank 11)
This by itself is not significant, but when read with other metrics it is meaningful (2/n)
2. #rubyonrails is also facing a similar decline in popularity. This year it was at 7.0%
This, of course, could be the bias associated with the developers surveyed. It still, however, shows where the #developer #community is concentrating. More on importance of this below. (3/n)
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