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Red Hot Ruby
Written by Juha Mikkola on 21st February 2014, 9:02 PM
Ruby on Rails is red hot.
Why should you learn Ruby on Rails?
Here’s a few reasons why we love Ruby on Rails and why you might, too.
- Ruby, which is the language that Ruby on Rails is based on, is awesome. It’s comparatively easy to learn, since it’s based on English, and it’s object-oriented so that it’s easy to understand, maintain and update.
- It’s Open Source, which means that you’re surrounded by a helpful community of developers that are ready to help you when you’re stuck.
- Nationally, Rails jobs tend to pay better than other developer jobs and the lack of experts means that the benefits and perks are also really good. A quick search on Payscale.com shows the median salary for a Rails developer after a year of experience in NYC is nearly $70,000, with top earners well above the $100,000 threshold.
- You might not have known this, but in South Florida there’s a huge demand for Ruby on Rails developers. According to our friend Anat Benarie at Modis, there’s currently 43 active candidates for 407 job postings for Ruby on Rails within a 50 mile radius of Fort Lauderdale. The top recruiter for Rails is Carecloud Corporation based in Miami.
What do you think about Ruby on Rails? Share your experiences in the comments.