The Rails Hosting Survey Results Are In!
Back in January, Planet Argon (a company with a very long history in developing and hosting Rails apps) launched a Rails Hosting Survey. They wanted to find out stuff about Rails developers, their deployment requirements, their experience, what tools they use, and so forth. And now the Rails Hosting Survey results are in! (in HTML, PDF, and CSV formats)
1251 people took the survey in the end and the results make for interesting browsing. There seems to be a bias towards experienced Rails developers overall, with the majority claiming to have been using the framework (as well as Ruby) for 2-3 years and with between 2 and 5 apps deployed in that time. Only 12% of respondents have never deployed a Web app using any other framework or language.
With that level of experience in mind, it's no surprise that source control is used by 96.9% of respondents and 63% of those are using Git (versus 36% for SVN and a mere 0.3% for CVS!). OS X takes 68% of market share for development platform with Linux/other UNIX variants coming in at 25% and Windows with just 6%.
Despite being just a year old, mod_rails / Phusion Passenger is also the most popular app server taking a 52% share.
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