While Ruby took app development by storm, I feel the pendulum shifted towards microservices with statically compiled binaries. But Go can be overly cumbersome for simple projects with a "role your own everything" mentality.
I hope Crystal 1.0 bridges the gap and can provide the portability of compiled binaries with the beauty and speed of development of Ruby.
I'm waiting for the day I can come back.
That's an interesting correlation to draw from 35% of developers using Crystal for less than 1 month. I would draw from it that there's a high amount of churn in Crystal developers, most developers drop Crystal after a short amount of time.