The RubyLearning.com site has been active for some time now and the users of my site are normally people learning the Ruby programming language. For the last two years, I have been promoting the Ruby language in whatever way I can and have been keen knowing whether Ruby is catching on in India or not. With the help of Google Analytics, I sat down to analyze the ‘Ruby Usage Trend in Indian Cities‘.
Statistical purists might laugh at my sampling data but I believe that this data represents the trend fairly accurately. Amongst the 100’s of Indian Cities in my analytics data, I selected the top 20% cities that covered 80% of my site’s total hits during the period May to October 2007. The cities that qualified were Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai and Hyderabad in that order.
The Trend Chart
- Pune and Hyderabad had a slow start, but both cities have an increasing trend of usage. I am happy with the substantial increase in the usage of Ruby in Pune.
- Chennai and Bangalore seem to have started cooling off – why?
- I have the figures for November (so far) and Pune and Hyderabad continue to show a far rapid increase than previous months
Why is there such a rapid growth in Pune and Hyderabad? Have not heard of any high-profile Ruby projects coming here. Lots of questions – no clear answers.
What do you think? Do you have a different perspective on this? Do post your viewpoint here.