Why use Ruby on Rails for Your Software Development Project

  1. Ruby projects are hard to scale.

Projects scalability

The larger the project becomes, the more difficult it is to work with and the slower things are processed. At the very beginning of Ruby on Rails’ popularity, one could observe scalability problems on projects. To a greater extent, this was due to the fact that developers from other technologies came to Ruby and brought with them some habits, learned when working with other languages, or did not perform tasks optimally.

Fast application development using Ruby on Rails

One of the advantages of Ruby on Rails, which speaks of its popularity among startups, is the use of Model-View-Controller (MVC) application component separation schemes, which significantly speeds up the development cycle and allows you to quickly fix errors and implement customer business requirements in a project and make changes to them when necessary. Fast application creation speed is one of the advantages of the framework.

Ruby is clear, simple, and logical, and is often advised to beginners.

In case your team rotation happens or new specialists come, a unified approach will allow them to quickly join the project, and business will reduce the time and cost of connecting new rails developers.

Ready-made solutions and development process standards for Ruby developers

Ruby on Rails is an open-source programming framework. Every month and every year, new updates and fixes are released for Ruby on Rails — so-called gems. For example, to store user data, there are many tools created by the rails community. Rails developers, realizing that such tools are in demand, have implemented the necessary features for the language.

High level of data protection

Recently, articles about hacking various resources have been published very often. Developers of the Ruby on Rails framework took the case of data protection very seriously. RoR initially contains encryption of passwords, credit card information, and other personal user data, SQL injection and XSS attacks are also excluded.

Database

When working with a database such as Postgresql, Active Record (ORM used by Ruby on Rails) allows you to abstract from the current database at higher levels. This makes it possible to write almost the same code for any supported database.

Deployment and testing

The more business logic an application has, the more difficult it is to upgrade it to the current version. There are tools in Ruby on Rails that enable you to upgrade with a single team, describing all stages of deployment in Ruby. An automation system does the rest.

The bottom line

Let us formulate the main reasons why customers choose Ruby on Rails for application development projects.

  • Ruby code is easy to read and simple, which eliminates the need for extra documentation.
  • Rails has great built-in testing solutions.

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