Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Ruby books and jobs

O'Reilly reports they now sell more Ruby books than Perl. However, I would not overestimate such a fact (Perl has been around for a LONG while and it's gotten a bit dated). The graph in the article also shows the rise of JavaScript book sales.

The article also covers the job market. Ruby jobs are scarce but the only ones that are increasing (as compared to other languages):
The adjusted totals of jobs calling for programming skills (as a percentage of all jobs) is down across the board, except for Ruby.
Well, I live in Switzerland where the dominant job market is jobs.ch. Today, searching for "Ruby" reveal a meager 2 jobs.

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