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Renato Byrro

Except that Ruby has never been "the primary choice for most web services".

Not even close...

How is Ruby not being killed for being a leader it never was?

I don't think Ruby is dead, but the analogy didn't work out from my perspective... Just a friendly feedback on the idea, nothing personal. ;)

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Jamie Gaskins

During the time frame I was talking about, Postgres wasn’t a leading database, either.

Not even close…

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Renato Byrro

It's just that you said that in your analogy, so I kept wondering...

Anyway, I guess Ruby isn't dead and that's the takeaway here.

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Jamie Gaskins

Turns out I was wrong, Postgres still isn't a leading database. In fact, it has less than half of the mindshare of each of the top 3.

That makes the analogy even better than either of us gave it credit for.

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Renato Byrro

Jamie, you've got the best analogy. Case solved! ;)