How popular Ruby really is

June 7, 2007

In my post “The future of web development“, I wrote about the company Thoughtworks and how 40 % of their new business this year is Ruby. That doesn’t really reflect how popular Ruby is generally, now does it? Well, via a colleague of mine I’ve found a more credible source of what languages are the biggest. TIOBE Software uses search engines and some magic to calculate a monthly index which shows that Java is number 1. C# scores a measly 7th place, with a 3,4 % rating, and Ruby is on the rise, jumping from the 19th to the 10th position since June 2006, with a 2,1 % rating.

Watch the facts and figures for yourself at the TIOBE website. Too bad I can’t find a similar rating for web applications only…

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