How many Ruby programmers are there in the world?

According to JetBrains research (as of 2019), there is 300.000 professional Ruby programmers, while there is over a 1.000.000 programmers who use Ruby.

A few days ago, I’ve had a chance to sit with Artem Sarkisov, a product marketing manager from JetBrains, responsible for the RubyMine IDE.

Artem’s perspective on the Ruby community is quite unique, as he looks at it from the marketing perspective.

Here is this part of the conversation where we talk about the size of the Ruby community: