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Why we choose Ruby for our projects

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History of Ruby

Ruby, the creation of independent programmer, Yukihiro Matsumoto, began life over 20 years ago. In 2003, Chicago-based 37Signals launched the popular project management system, Basecamp. 37Signals had developed Basecamp in Ruby, and in 2005, they made the web application framework they’d developed — Rails — public.

Thanks to the versatility and ease of use of the framework, Ruby on Rails became the first choice for web application developers all over the world. Airbnb, GitHub and the first version of Twitter were all written in Ruby. Frameworks such as Hanami and Sinatra emerged alongside Rails. In 2006 Ruby placed first in the Tiobe language ranking and maintained that position for another two years.

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Thanks to the versatility and ease of use of the framework ..... become the first choice for web application developers

Honestly, I believe one can put any popular language name in the gap of the phrase above and it would be the same. I read similar praising articles/posts about Django and Flask in Python, about several frameworks for PHP, even about Play 2 framework for Java/Scala :)


I still ruby and I think its great in the serverless world. I spend so much lost time with NodeJs promises.


Why did Twitter drop/ move away from Ruby & Rails?


If I remember correctly, they were having scaling issues with RoR.

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