Although such languages as Java, Python or C ++ are still keep the leading positions among programmers, Ruby is growing very dynamically and is gaining new supporters. In 2018 it has got in the top ten of the most popular programming languages in the world.

One of the youngest languages

Ruby is well known in the developer’s community, but relatively less by those who do not have any contact with programming on a daily basis. The reason is that Ruby is one of the youngest languages. Despite this, it is estimated to be actively used by more than 10% of the programmers around the world. One cannot deny the impression that its popularity is constantly growing. In 2018, Ruby has been included to the group of the highest-paid programming languages.

Effective and functional

Ruby owes its publicity to such brands as Twitter, Basecamp, Shopify and Github. It is thanks to this language and its well-known Ruby on Rails framework that these applications were created. This is an example confirming its effectiveness. In the development environment, the language is appreciated for flexibility and a relatively low entry threshold. This means that a novice developer can quickly acquire skills that will allow to create the first products. An additional advantage is the fact that it is generally available (free), and is used in all operating systems – Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X.

Ruby is often used to create web applications that have been noticeably in demand over the recent years. Thanks to the Ruby on Rails framework, you can make a product on the basis of MVP (Minimum Value Product) in a relatively short time. It is about building a product with basic functionalities that allow the customer to verify its market potential. In this way, Ruby opens up the possibility of creating practical functionalities and works well in the implementation of more complex projects.

Our predictions

Currently, there are more than 50,000 vacancies in Polish IT market and this problem affects up to 2 million vacant jobs around the world. Therefore, one should expect further development of the IT industry, and with it – programming languages. Ruby should do well in the competition as it is supported by high quality and effectiveness of implemented projects.

In turn, new developers will appear on the employee market, whose skills will be highly rewarded. Of course, it’s hard to expect that Ruby would be able to become more popular than Java or Python in a short period of time, but we must emphasize the clear upward trend in Ruby. In addition, customer satisfaction works for its benefit and this seems to be the best advertisement.