Around eight years ago, Twitter decided to replace their front-end servers built with Ruby’s Java-based technology framework to increase performance. This case was the first time the community began to talk about the Rails sunsetting. Numerous experts predicted a rapid fading of the technology, losing the market in the coming years. Nevertheless, in a lifetime, Ruby on Rails has continued to increase its market presence. It managed to entoil GitHub, Airbnb, and other famous companies. And now the rumors about the framework’s vague future began to emerge again. Let’s try to determine whether we can trust them and what is expected for the technology in the years ahead.
and remains one of the most sought-after tools among startups. If BuiltWith.com is trusted, the number of websites using the framework has already approached 1.5 million. As for the technical updates, Rails is available in version 5.2.2, released on December 4, 2018, and Rails 6.0 seems to be around the corner. Ruby is expecting the 3.0 version in 2020. All this looks like a well-promising beginning rather than a fading end.
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Though it may sound unpersuasive, programmers who have once made their minds go in for Ruby admit its elegance and magic. They are replete with enjoyment when coding and agree with Matz’s statement that the language is simple in appearance but is very complex inside, just like our human body. It’s kind of romantic but perhaps such an attribute allows Ruby to remain afloat and power one of the most sought-after web app frameworks as of today. We’re not prophets to predict the end or blossom of Ruby on Rails in the future. Nevertheless, the naked facts let us assume that the coming years do not jeopardize those proficient in this technology. At the same time, it’s never late to learn new things, and the more domain knowledge you have, the better.