re: The State of Ruby 2019: Is It Dying? VIEW POST

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re: If you want to land a Job, then Ruby is dead. Ruby is like "The Second Best Store of the Town", it's not the better of anything.
 

Data say you’re wrong. Just search for jobs on Stack Overflow Jobs and you’ll see the amount of back-end openings for Ruby.

Also, dev.to and GitHub are built with Rails.

 
 

tsk tsk.

That information is misleading. It is not the same to work for a small company/startup one rather to land a job on corporate business. Stack Overflow is misleading and it is biased however it is far from the real world.

In my country:
ruby: 38 jobs.
.net:390 places.

Freelancer (online jobs)
ruby: 20 jobs.
C# : 225 jobs.

Practically, 1/10 of the jobs of c#.

But, you could say "but X company uses Ruby...!". well, that's not the trend. It's cheating to consider an exception while ignoring the trend.

I need 1 (one) job at the moment. Just make the best companies in the country to headhunt you, and feel free to choose the language by being most pleasant.

 
 

@jorge Castro

Every job listing site is misleading due to the compartmentalization inherent in using a job site.

Why is working for a small company/startup not valid? The same problems apply and the paycheck clears the bank. Not everyone likes waiting 3 months for SSH access to a non-prod environment (big orgs). As for locationali availability; It's 2019; location is almost the smallest bearer to overcome in terms of employment.

Languages, IDEs, OSes, Job Sites, etc are all tools. Our goal as developers should be singularly focuses on leveraging the correct tools that provide business value.

"the correct tools that provide business value."

Exactly and it is here where Ruby fails and where a tool does the difference. We are giving rounds with the conversation.

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