Is Ruby Dying in 2021?

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  • Duke Wellington
    Posted at 01:32h, 22 June

    Who uses ruby honestly? And why?

  • Nicolas Segovia
    Posted at 01:43h, 22 June

    so you use django for your projects but if someone would want to have a job asap you recommend them to learn node.js?

  • J C
    Posted at 01:53h, 22 June

    Some languages are list 100,000 times because a lot of jobs mindlessly list something like "Python or Ruby or COBOL++". None of these companies remotely need something like Ruby or F#, but their hiring staff rip templates and sample job descriptions from the first page of google or indeed or whatever.

  • Alan Marilyn
    Posted at 01:58h, 22 June

    The economic hardship , recession , unemployment and the loss of job caused by covid pandemic is enough to push people into financial ventures .

  • Enjoy Your Life
    Posted at 02:07h, 22 June

    Hello Friend! Your work is absolutely amazing. Keep this video

  • DataBass
    Posted at 02:08h, 22 June

    I've been learning Ruby and also Elixir for fun. I never thought I'd try Ruby but it's pretty fun. Elixir is absolutely the way to go if you want a functional language with Ruby-esque syntax.

    Homebrew on Mac also uses Ruby which is why I decided to pick it up, I thought it could be an alternative to shell scripts. I'm still undecided if Ruby is worth picking up now in 2021 but I'm personally leaning towards "pick it up if you enjoy learning new programming languages, not if you're working on your first backend language"

    I always love these videos

  • Carlos Escalante
    Posted at 03:59h, 22 June

    Ruby has been dying since 2005.

  • ayyub ayyyub
    Posted at 04:36h, 22 June

    The logo and the name of Ruby is what makes you want try this language.

  • seriypshick
    Posted at 05:13h, 22 June

    gotta agree with the comment you made about google search plugin
    it's not a good look when you can't even build a simple search functionality using the actual language/libraries

  • Kevin Smith
    Posted at 05:50h, 22 June

    What I didn't like about trying to learn Ruby and Rails was that so many of the "gems" or whatever didn't work on PC. I ended up using some kind of Mac emulator or something. However, I did like that the Ruby on Rails tutorial had the student putting projects online very early on. That's something I've had trouble finding in other tutorials for other languages.

  • Mate Xxo
    Posted at 06:31h, 22 June

    I'm a junior web dev, and I'm still spammed every week by recruiters. So I won't call it a dying language at all.
    We could rather say that the Ruby "trend" is dying. So is php and Java compared to Python and JS. That doesn't mean nothing is happening anymore in these languages.
    When I started learning programming, I was a bit scared because people were already saying "Ruby is dying". Well that's just not true. The community is living and friendly, a lot of tools are available, and there is plenty to learn.

    Actually, could we compare this to human languages? Can we say that Japanese is dead because most people on Earth speak Indian/Chinese/English?
    I think this is the wrong subject.

  • Vinícius Cerqueira Bonifácio
    Posted at 07:41h, 22 June

    If you are a Senior Ruby Developer there are plenty of jobs out there.

    I have been spammed very often on LinkedIn given my past experience working with RoR.

    But if you are considering to learn a new programming language in 2021 (for working purposes), I wouldn't advise Ruby unless you have found a company that gives you time to learn it, something that is not common at all nowadays.

    Anyway, these are just my thoughts and the open roles I have "seen".

  • Peter
    Posted at 07:46h, 22 June

    For goodness sake bring the camel back!

  • bluebird1422
    Posted at 09:21h, 22 June


  • Filip
    Posted at 09:26h, 22 June

    A lot of Americans use ruby, nobody even barely mentions it in Europe

  • lardosian
    Posted at 09:26h, 22 June

    The ROR website looks so dated, they could atleast give it a bit of a modern look.

  • Ali Çelebi
    Posted at 09:33h, 22 June

    Node.js all the way! 😀

  • Arthur David
    Posted at 10:14h, 22 June

    It’s becoming a Niche. RoR not going anywhere anytime soon. Rails is great to make MVP.

  • Astraton
    Posted at 10:27h, 22 June

    Let's prey it dies in 2021. This is the most aweful programming framework beside of Cordova / Ionic. So much wasted lifetime to use it and one year later nothing is working anymore as it should. Can't understand why people want to use such a crap.

  • xbmarx
    Posted at 11:19h, 22 June

    You hit me with the "nostalgia" comment. Ruby and Ruby on Rails started my career back in 2010, so it will always have a special place in my heart. I write mostly Scala and Clojure now professionally, but I still write a lot of Ruby on the side, probably the same way you write Python (automation, scripts, etc). Stuff that doesn't actually go to production, but helps me with my job. Ruby 3 is fantastic, with a true concurrency framework (no global interpreter lock), etc.

    As for RoR… I was there, the major cause of the decline of RoR was Node. And not because Node was a better tool, but because 2011-2015 every business thought they could just force frontend/backend developers to do the same job if the language was the same. This was kind of a sobering lesson when I was starting out, because I loved RoR and yet businesses were pushing (what I thought was) an inferior technology for rather draconian/capitalistic reasons. A lot of Ruby devs went to Go, Elixir, and Clojure (believe it or not), but wasn't a mass exodus to other languages, at least that I saw. People kind of just moved with the tides of business demand.

    I may be biased, but I still think RoR is the best at fast prototyping MVC web apps. If I were to make a website like yours, CodeHawk, I'd probably reflexively reach for RoR.

    Anyway, appreciate your videos, man.

  • John from tennessee
    Posted at 11:44h, 22 June

    Ruby nor Rails is no way near dying, there's so many recruiters reaching out to me seeking for Ruby skills.

  • Dragos Manailoiu
    Posted at 18:35h, 22 June

    “For goodness sakes bring back the 🐫” have you looked into elixir?

  • Kegan VanSickle
    Posted at 21:49h, 22 June

    No matter what, there is always going to be huge legacy apps and websites built with RoR, same with PHP (Laravel, Symfony, etc.).

  • A
    Posted at 22:05h, 22 June

    Good video

  • 2LegHumanist
    Posted at 23:35h, 22 June

    I had to move fron .net to rails at the start of the pandemic. Ruby is an awful inelegant clunky language to work with. It felt like a huge step backwards from c# and java.

  • illumillukilluallukalluto
    Posted at 04:49h, 23 June

    @Chris Hawkes Please make a comprehensive video on web authentication and security. Different types of tools used advantages, disadvantages of each tool. Specific usecases of each. Third party authentication systems etc.

  • Nick
    Posted at 07:15h, 23 June

    For goodness sake, bring the camel back

  • Shreyas Jejurkar
    Posted at 08:26h, 23 June

    I haven't tried Ruby on Rails yet and not the Ruby language. But how it is compares to C# and aspnetcore considering performance, tooling and language features?

  • Luke Avedon
    Posted at 03:23h, 24 June

    The Perl camel is so cool.

  • Big Tymer
    Posted at 11:18h, 24 June

    Micro service architecture with Go and/or rust on the backend is faster in my imo than a monolithic architecture written in Ruby. Booooom and you said it yourself as I’m writing the comment!!!

  • Big Tymer
    Posted at 11:20h, 24 June

    Love the 🐫