Ruby Use Up 40% in North America
Market research company Evans Data announces results of a study showing that use of the Ruby scripting language has increased by 40 percent amongst North American software developers since 2008.Market research company Evans Data has announced results of a recent study showing that use of the Ruby scripting language has increased by 40 percent amongst North American software developers during the last year. According to Evans Data's biannual North American Development Survey, 14 percent of North American developers use Ruby some part of the time, up from 10 percent in 2008.
Moreover, the survey showed that 20 percent of developers expect to use Ruby in the coming year. The survey measured the use of programming languages, including scripting and dynamic languages such as Ruby, PHP and Perl, as well as third-generation languages such as C, C++, C# and Java. The survey also looked at platform targeting and migration and other technology adoption, including cloud, Web services, SOA, parallel programming and agile development trends.