Our small dev shop began using Rails shortly after its extraction from Basecamp and we haven’t looked back. Rails didn’t just help us build better web apps, it also introduced us to the most welcoming and nourishing developer community we've known. 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 is “web development that doesn’t hurt.” Rails developers generously mentor and recruit new coders every day.
Plus, 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 were unimpressed by recruiters for the same reasons you are (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! Since 2006 we’ve helped match hundreds of developers with exciting startups. We’ve contributed to some amazing ideas and met some really great people. We can help you too.