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Discussion on: Do You believe Ruby on rails is still relevant ?

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Nijeesh Joshy Author

Sorry i should have been more specific

i recently got a job as an ROR developer it is my first job. So i am little concerned that will i have a future in development if i moved out of this company or what i am learning now could give me my bread for the years to come.

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John Alcher

If your skills are at the mercy of what framework is hot or not, you're pretty much toast in this industry IMO. You should be a Software Developer that incidentally uses RoR in his daily job, not the other way around.

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Nijeesh Joshy Author • Edited on

Before this i used to work with Node.js and PHP so ROR learning ROR was easy for me (the basics at least).But what i am worried about will i get a job in companies that use other frameworks if am from ROR.

I dont see any new startups or lots of companies using ROR (may be i dont know)

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John Alcher

But what i am worried about will i get a job in companies that use other frameworks if am from ROR.

I may have misunderstood, but why would it matter that you came from RoR when you try to get a job from a non-RoR company?

I dont see any new startups or lots of companies using ROR (may be i dont know)

If this is your assessment with your local job market, then maybe RoR is not the strongest presence there and searching for other keywords might serve you well. So yeah, Rails might not be relevant at your market.