The Devver Blog

A Boulder startup improving the way developers work.

What Is Common Ruby Development?

Since we are working on development tools initially focused on Ruby developers, we wanted to get a better picture of what is normal in Ruby development. We thought it would be good to make a short informal survey and collect the results, which we plan to share back with the Ruby community (aggregated and anonymous). We are hoping to learn a little bit more about the average size of a project, testing practices, web frameworks, and development environments.

Feel free to pass the survey link on to other Ruby hackers you know in the community. We would appreciate any additional feedback so feel free to contact us. We hope that what we learn can help us to build some tools that will help make Ruby hackers lives a little bit easier (as if it isn’t already made easy enough by comparison to some languages… ha).

So if you have some time, please take the Devver Ruby Developer Survey. Feel free to take this even if Ruby isn’t your primary language as we hope to be able to bring our tools to other languages in the future.

Update: We have posted the results


Written by DanM

June 2, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Posted in Devver, Ruby

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  1. Hey, guys — I saw this post and I’m pointing people to your survey from our blog. Good luck!

    Lisa Williams

    June 3, 2008 at 1:26 am

  2. Awesome thanks. So far we have been getting pretty good and interesting results.


    June 3, 2008 at 4:08 am

  3. […] few weeks ago, we posted our Ruby development survey on the Devver blog. Dan and I wanted to give a big thanks to everyone who filled it […]

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