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General Discussion

Is Ruby on Rails still a viable career option?

I'm close to finishing the Front-End track and I'm really excited to dive into a Back-End technology so that I can start developing my own web applications. There has been a lot of hype around Node.js and the MEAN stack, but I have also seen quite a few jobs for Ruby developers although it is not talked about nearly as much.

My question is, is it still a good idea to learn Ruby & Ruby on Rails as an aspiring web developer for a future career? Id love to hear some input from developers in the community. Thanks!

1 Answer

Martin Cornejo Saavedra
Martin Cornejo Saavedra
18,132 Points

After reading this https://hackhands.com/use-ruby-rails-node-js-next-projectstartup/ and this http://www.codingdojo.com/blog/9-most-in-demand-programming-languages-of-2016/ I would do the Javascript Full Stack track. Rails popularity is decreasing, its glorious days passed and Javascript is becoming more and more famous thanks to node.js you use the same language in the front and back end. There's not only the MEAN stack but also Meteor.js, React.js, Socket.io, loopback.io and more is coming.