With the growing demand for Ruby developers its become increasingly difficult to hire the most talented ones. At Toolbox for HR we have been helping some of the most successful and rapidly growing startups in building entire teams of Ruby developers. Toolbox for HR hired ~100 Ruby on Rails developers between January 2015 and June 2016.
Ruby is a general-purpose programming language created by Yukihiro Matsumoto in 1995. It is easily readable (reads like English), has unsurprising syntax and was created with an idea to ‘keep programmers happy’. It allows for higher productivity and efficiency and for getting product ideas up and running quickly. However, it was not till Ruby on Rails, the web app framework, was first released in 2004, that Ruby became one of the top programming languages.
According to the TIOBE index, a measure of the popularity of programming languages, Ruby was the ‘Programming Language of 2006’. Then with the brand new technologies coming in and some scalability issues, its popularity was gradually decreasing. Nevertheless, in 2015 it started picking up again as more companies were adopting the programmer friendly language and the framework. And yet again, in 2016 Ruby is one of the most widely used languages with about 1.2M websites running on Ruby.
In the following, presentation we detail interesting facts, stats regarding hiring ruby developers.