Rails in the Enterprise

Written by on Aug 3 2009

We have a client who, although I can’t say their name, is a billion dollar company with offices around the world. I was speaking to the head of application development last week and heard some very encouraging news about Rails in their enterprise: They have around 100 apps in production, all for internal use. Of these 16 are Rails apps and the rest are Java. They receive about 1800 application support calls each month. Of these an average of 6 are for the Rails applications, the rest are for the Java apps. They employ 40 support people who are dedicated to the Java applications and zero for the Rails applications. I was astounded. What’s your best Rails/Enterprise story or statistic?


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