by Jonathan Siegel

Global 2000
influential
decisions stick and spread
big draw for ecosystem
link to longevity for ruby on rails
tools
training
support
ruby on rails has buzz

The question we should be posing:

1. Are productivity gains for real?
2. Is Rails credible for business-critical apps?
3.
4.
5.

1. Productivity Gains
are they for real
yes
3x faster time to market
why
technology
teams

2. Business Critical
is rails credible for business critical apps
leadership
support
scale

3. Who else?
a list apart
basecamp
crazyegg
43things
jpmorganchase
amazon
nokia
at&t

product support:
sun
apple

4. Organizational Fit
prototypes
integration
new initiatives
revitalization

5. Rails ahead
vendor concentration
open
installed bases and brand loyalty
rails as a chameleon JRuby/IronRuby
tight integration with existing codebase
Deployment and performance

Take Away
demand for rails in global 2000
demand positively contributes
rails is ready for development