Ruby programming language usage doubles in Brazil

Developers in Brazil expect their use of the Ruby scripting language to double in the in 2008, according to an Evans Data survey of over 400 developers in Brazil, China, India and Eastern Europe. Although 15.6% of developers in Brazil use Ruby today, 33% expect to use it in 2008. Ruby use is currently strongest amongst the emerging markets in China, with 20% using it today, but only minor growth is expected during the coming year. Javascript is the most commonly used scripting language in emerging markets as well as elsewhere. Over 80% of Chinese developers report using Javascript some of the time, 76% using it in India, 71% using it in Eastern Europe, and 69% in Brazil.