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Michel B (Guest)
on 2007-05-03 21:16
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Dear Railers,

for my bachelor's thesis I would like to research adoption factors
regarding the use of Ruby On Rails. To do this, I need to have
responses from at least 100 RoR companies and I'm wondering if you
could pinpoint me in the right direction to set this up. In the coming
weeks I will have to develop a website where companies/programmers can
fill in the survey, so I can analyze the results later on. I would
like to have as many responses as possible and therefore my question
to you is, are you willing to participate in such a survey?

The purpose of my study is to find out what technical and non-
technical motivations are present among companies to use RoR. Since
there is no (recent) publication on this topic, I'm really really
hoping a lot of you are willing to help me out.

Please reply with your thoughts on this research.

Kind regards,

Michel B
Cliff R. (Guest)
on 2007-05-03 21:18
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I've only just started to push RoR commerically, but I'd be happy to
participate if my input is useful :-)
Michel B (Guest)
on 2007-05-03 21:29
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I believe all of your input is useful :) I need as much feedback as
possible to make the results more valid. I'm not quite sure how to
promote this survey. Should I set up a website where people can fill
in the survey and be listed on the site as a direct reward? Should I
contact RoR blogs/sites in order to promote the survey? Which sites
should I consider?

I'm also eager to know what are the barriers or hesitations from
people that don't want to participate.

If you want to participate, please send an email to
removed_email_address@domain.invalid and state your contact information (company
name, email address and perhaps other useful contact information).

Please reply to this topic if you have any feedback whatsoever.

Thanks a lot guys :)
Michel B (Guest)
on 2007-05-03 21:30
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That is m DOT barbosa AT cicaboo DOT com
Cliff R. (Guest)
on 2007-05-03 21:49
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I think what would maybe be useful and give more back to the RoR
is to do as you say and set up a survey website, but also allow the
inclusion of case studies.  That way companies get listed, and visitors
learn about RoR in action.  Seems like you could kill a few birds with
stone :-)
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