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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”:

  1. As the primary development tool at your Day Job
  2. As a small part of your Day Job
  3. Not using Rails in your Day Job, but are using Ruby
  1. 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):

  2. As the primary development tool at your Day Job – 50%
  3. As a small part of your Day Job – 22%
  4. Not using Rails in your Day Job, but are using Ruby – 18%
  1. 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.

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2 Responses to “A unscientific and flawed Rails survey”

  1. Jon Tirsen

    Wooooo, more than 100% use Rails! Yeah! We’re gonna take over the world!

    Hmm… Maybe I should shut up now…

    Reply

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