Just for a bit of fun, I thought I’d see how many of the people over on the Rails mailing list were actually getting to use it in their day jobs. Completely unscientific, and obviously a completely self-selecting sample group, but like I said it’s just a bit of fun.
The four questions I asked were, “are you using Ruby on Rails”:
- As the primary development tool at your Day Job
- As a small part of your Day Job
- Not using Rails in your Day Job, but are using Ruby
- For OS/outside work/hobby
Of the 50 responses received in around a day an a half, here are the results (note: people could respond more than once – many people are doing it as both a job and a hobby as example):
- As the primary development tool at your Day Job – 50%
- As a small part of your Day Job – 22%
- Not using Rails in your Day Job, but are using Ruby – 18%
- For OS/outside work/hobby – 66%
No analysis – this is deeply unscientific – but feel free to come up with unfounded claims as to how Rails is going to take over the universe or something – I’m sure the blogsphere will lap it up.