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Different uses for different people
Well, Ruby is indeed an easy first step to learn how to code. But learning how to code is rarely the end-result you are seeking. There’s probably a reason why you want to learn to code, usually building projects, landing a job in tech, or interacting better with developers.
If you want to launch a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for your future billion-dollar startup, then maybe Ruby is the way to go because you’ll spend a less time learning and a more time building. Though you should consider the fact that you will probably have to switch to another language if you are indeed successful!
So why are most bootcamps teaching Ruby?
Most bootcamps are teaching Ruby because most bootcamps were launched in 2012-2013, when Ruby was getting all the hype. Back then, everyone wanted a Ruby developer, and then Node.js and React came along, changing everything. It’s worth mentioning that Ruby can still be a viable option if you are in a “learn fast build fast” mindset (like being able to code a simple website without having to learn too many things).
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