Echoing Hansson, Walley added, "When times are lean, IT managers are forced to do more with less. Ruby and Rails present a way to do just that."
"I think Rails developers are much better positioned to weather the storm as they generally stand for delivering more with less faster," said David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of the Ruby on Rails Web application framework. "It's the traditional mainstream environments that are going to see much more pressure to deliver."
Rails shops are built to do more with less. It’s part of our DNA to be more agile, more nimble, and more productive than developers using “legacy” tools.
Rails represents a low risk investment for the IT organization. The platform is open source (free) and the community behind it provides teams with an expanded network upon which they can call to help build and optimize the performance of their applications.
Rails shops are typically more agile than their traditional Java counterparts, enabling them to more quickly develop applications, again reducing risk (and cost) for the organization.
Rails is all about creating great Web apps, many of which are delivered via a SaaS (software as a service) business model—so IT shops don’t have to write big checks for infrastructure or applications.