The Sixth Ruby Survey: 2015

Open from January 15-February 15th

Hampton's Ruby Survey was started in 2008 by Hampton Catlin. It's been held most years since 2008, except 2011 and 2013. The goal of this survey is to track changing trends in those who are either currently invovled in the Ruby community or have ever been part of it. The goal is NOT to get the best data about today, but to track changes. To achieve that, we want to ask the same questions in the same way every year. Therefore you might notice some questions sound dated... but that's part of the fun!

Also, some of the questions might be very technical, and some are very personal. We've done this on purpose, with the intent of knowing all aspects of this community that we all love.

This survey has been taken by:
1228 people in 2008
528 people in 2009
2593 people in 2010
305 people in 2012
1786 people in 2014
1458 people in 2015

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Survey open for 18 days longer!

If a question seems dated, that is because it is. Please choose "other" if you've moved on from the technologies listed. We are tracking new (and old) trends.

2008 Questions

Have you read the "pickaxe" book?

Have you read the "agile" rails book?

How long have you been programming ruby?

What is your web framework of preference?

What is your indentation preference?

Text editor of preference?

Is Ruby your primary language?

How would you rate your Ruby expertise?

What are your thoughts on Haml?

What Javascript framework/library do you prefer? Choose other if you use something else, updated question below.

What are your thoughts on automated testing (Unit testing, etc)?

What are your thoughts on human testing?

What is your preferred Ruby interpreter?

What are your religious beliefs (feel free to leave empty)?

2009 Questions

What version of Ruby are you currently using?

Have you contributed any open source code in the last year?

Have you built a GUI-based application/game?

What is your employment status?

What is your revision control software of choice?

2010 Questions

What is your preferred testing framework?

What do you find most important to test?

How much Javascript do you usually write?

What webserver do you use in production?

2012 Questions

Do you use Sass?

Do you use CoffeeScript?

Which of the following technologies do you use most, if any?

Do you have NoSQL fever?

What is your preferred gender identity?

2014 Questions

What is your preferred JavaScript MVC framework

Which of these languages currently interest you the most?

Which of these 'NoSQL' databases currently interest you the most?

Is Ruby your favorite programming language?

Have you submitted code to an Open Source project before?

2015 Questions

Is English your first language?

At your workplace, is English the most commonly used language?

Do you speak more than one language fluently?

Have you attended a conference this year?

Have you spoken at a conference in the last year?

Do you feel that the Ruby community is on the right track?

Have you ever published a gem?

Is software development part of your career?

What title do you believe matches your role most closely?

What flavour of Javascript do you prefer to write?