How to Rock’n Roll with Ruby on Rails

Hi there! It’s Veronika from Prague, bringing you news from Rascasone. Following up on our last week’s topic of React, I decided to write a post about our second most favorite website application framework. So, let’s get started!

 

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Ruby on Rails is a unique ecosystem for building websites, web applications, and databases. It was released in 2005 and its latest version came out in September 2018. It immediately became popular among developers. Airbnb, Shopify, and Github are a few well-known examples of Ruby on Rails in use.  

 

What do developers love about Ruby on Rails?

We think they love it because it was created to make us, developers, happy. No kidding. You can build all sorts of web applications from simple websites with one web page to big scalable web applications. It also brought some revolutionary tools and solutions. On top of that, its community is very productive and enthusiastic to produce better and better websites. It is also following the latest technology trends and principles. Our co-founder Vít shares his view:

“I love Ruby on Rails because the philosophy of the framework and the language is unique. It focuses on the developer. It makes his work and life easier and more fun. I think its approach has been revolutionary. Moreover, I can feel a great vibe in the community.“

Okay, developers loving is one thing, the other is why clients should pay attention. Some companies come to us and ask us directly to use Ruby on Rails for their product. You might be wondering why so…

 

Ruby on Rails Gemfile code example

 

What do companies love about Ruby on Rails?

It enormously saves time spent on programming and thus the cost of the service. Developers can build websites and web applications in a short time with a high quality of the final application. Since this framework is widely used around the globe, there are not many issues in any part of the development process. We don’t mean to exaggerate but building certain prototypes can be a matter of hours or days for an experienced developer. Building websites for our clients (Business Booster and Pinstriped) was a bit lengthier but still much faster than using other software. Vít sums up his overall experience:

“I have participated in several projects using Ruby on Rails. I was developing a car-sharing project in Switzerland, an Uber-like project for taxis in Austria and Italy and a website for surveillance in the US. I personally see Ruby as a big playground. You can play for fun but you can also score high.”

These are some of our insights. What do you think about Ruby on Rails? We hope to hear from you.

 

 

 

Vit Uličný, November 20, 2017