The Popularity of Ruby sites in 2014

In January 2014 I've published an article about the popularity of Perl in 2013. In that article I've also included a number of Ruby sites as well. This year I've moved the Ruby part to a separate article and added quite a few other sites.

I wanted to figure out which are the most popular sites in terms of pageviews and visitors.

As I don't have access to the logs of these sites, the second best approach is to look at the Alexa ranking of the sites. While it is far from being perfect, it seems to have a strong correllation to what Google Analytics reports.

This year for most of the sites I only have the current ranking, but it can already provide you some insight, and next year it will be really interesting to see how each one of these sites have changed.

If I have missed a site, that you think is important, please let me know!

Please note, the ranks mean "this is the N-th most popular site among all the sites in the world". So the smaller the number, the more popular the site is.

site15 Jan 20131 Jan 20141 Jan 2015
rubyonrails.org 11,646 11,117 6,494
ruby-doc.com - - 11,752
rubygems.org - - 12,938
apidock.com - - 15,530
railscasts.com - 14,350 17,839
www.rubydoc.info - - 19,681
ruby-lang.org 27,786 32,001 24,696
www.railstutorial.org - - 39,396
www.ruby-toolbox.com - - 43,474
rvm.io - - 51,035
www.relishapp.com - - 61,331
tryruby.org - - 71,056
bundler.io - - 96,643
rubymonk.com - - 99,689
rubylearning.com - - 107,329
www.sinatrarb.com - - 114,345
rubyinside.com 109,559 112,446 120,154
learnrubythehardway.org - - 177,697
www.railstips.org - - 226,825
www.rubyflow.com - - 232,765
practicingruby.com - - 381,078
railsapps.org - - 412,109
www.padrinorb.com - - 417,582
rubytapas.com - - 555,063
rubykoans.com - - 577,526
rubyweekly.com - - 610,778
opalrb.org - - 613,059
afreshcup.com - - 725,509
www.hackety.com - - 971,699
lotusrb.org - - 2,062,901
pakyow.com - - 2,514,234
ramaze.net - - 3,719,159
rubyshow.com - - 4,457,260

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See also relative popularity of programming languages in 2014.

Published on 2015-01-04 by Gabor Szabo
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