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Luke Inglis

Most companies are migrating from ruby ​​to Elixir

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I keep hearing that but I have never seen anything indicating that most companies are doing this. I've seen a little more evidence that companies are choosing Elixir (or something else) over Ruby/Rails for greenfield projects. But to imply that most companies are actively migrating legacy apps to Elixir is a big assertion to make without evidence.

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Josh

My experience has been that Ruby-embracing companies have done very little, if anything, to attempt to transition over to Elixir, for either greenfield or legacy established codebases. Even given the familiar syntax and strong guarantees of concurrency, performance, stability, and flexibility, there's an incredible inertia within teams that have already built up their Rails projects.

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Ghost

I think this is usually a moot discussion because it depends on the local market, we are working all over the world, in some places Ruby may be dying while in others is growing, in some maybe never arrived, it also depends in the circle we operate, even the specific industry we tend to focus. We probably will think our current stack is more popular because of course we have more people surrounding us using it, we probably look for job offers that favors what we know and use, for obvious reasons. Of course to me Java looks less popular, I hate it, I don't even look at job offerings that require Java, so I have less chances to talk with Java people, I don't go to their Meetups nor watch Java YT videos, that doesn't mean is less popular, no idea. And even if it where, that just tells me that is less popular in my city, in the industries I'm closest to, nothing more.