Did you know about the strong Ruby community in Japan? They even have a governmental sponsorship. Read about how Ruby development in Japan is different, the story of Shopify’s Rails 5 update, GitItBack – the first platform for tracking GitHub community contributions, and more.
Shopify is one of the biggest users of Rails in the world. The upgrade took them a year (sic!), but thanks to well-thought-out processes, precautions, and top-tier planning, it went almost seamlessly. Read the story of updating 370 gems and a codebase that was over a decade old here.
In the Western world, Ruby is perceived mainly as a platform for Rails, but in Japan, Ruby has been known for much longer than RoR has existed. Japanese Ruby community is tightly knit, meets very often at multiple national conferences, and is even sponsored by their government. Read more.
GitItBack is an open-source project by Netguru that allows you to track contributors’ activity on Github. You can compare your company’s contributions to the public activity of other companies, and see who has the most active developers. You can set it up in 5 seconds – just log in with your Github account. Read more