Following the maxim hidden in the TIOBE Company’s acronym, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Ruby is climbing up the TIOBE index in 2016 significantly.
TIOBE index has been a measure of popularity of programming languages for years; and, although the popularity indicator does not mean that a given language is better than any other, it allows for brave predictions and expectations on the IT market.
When you examine TIOBE index chart for January 2016, you will find that Ruby is in the 10th position; whereas, it was rated 15th last year and the change rating is +0.92% (TIOBE Software, 2016). Being the 10th among the top 20 programming languages means that this year is going to be favorable for engineers skilled in Ruby and the number of job positions should be available worldwide. Although Java takes the lead, it looks like Ruby is still a bonus to add to any developer’s resume.
Tobie Software (2016).