Rails didn’t just help us build better web apps, it introduced us to the most welcoming and nourishing developer community we’ve experienced. Since everyone using the framework is relatively new to it, yet comes from diverse technical backgrounds and abilities, a genuine camaraderie has developed that we’re proud to be a part of. Rails is a modern-day melting pot of technologists and makers.
We like to say we’re “developers helping other developers,” but the great thing about the Rails community is that we’re not the only ones. In fact, “developers helping developers” may be as appropriate a tagline for the framework as “web development that doesn’t hurt.” Rails developers generously mentor and recruit new coders every day.
And Rails developers are in demand! In the last few years, more and more of the startups we work with have selected Ruby on Rails as their development framework. We started mirRoR to help connect Rails developers with these agile startups.
We hate recruiters for the same reasons you do (remember, we’re developers ourselves), but we thought the Rails community would support a service that did things differently for both startups and developers. And it has--thank you! Since 2006 we’ve helped match hundreds of developers with exciting startups. We’ve met some great people and had the opportunity to contribute to some amazing ideas.