During the 90s, Yukihirio Matsumoto, a Japanese software engineer, after struggling to find a powerful and easy to use programming language, decided to build one on his own. That is when Ruby made its first public appearance in 1995.The language finally gained momentum ten years later when David Heinemeier Hansson created Ruby on Rails and built a custom web framework to speed the process up.
“Rails is the most well thought-out web development framework I’ve ever used. And that’s in a decade of doing web applications for a living. I’ve built my own frameworks, helped develop the Servlet API, and have created more than a few web servers from scratch. Nobody has done it like this before.” – James Duncan Davidson, Creator of Tomcat and Ant
While we are at it, we thought, instead of listing down the most generic reasons, why not hear from developers’ themselves? They are ones who work closely with the language, developing websites, and engaging the clients.