Why use Ruby on Rails for Your Software Development Project

The Ruby language has a fairly long history and there are a number of prejudices and myths regarding the programming language that has been formed for a long time and does not correspond to reality. There is even an established phrase “Ruby is dead”, but it is used only by those who are not familiar with this language and do not know what Ruby and its most popular framework — Ruby on Rails — are and their main features and advantages.

A number of technical features of the language at the time of its occurrence and becoming popular, led to the fact that the formed two main myths:

  1. The first myth is that Ruby is slow.
  2. Ruby projects are hard to scale.

In our article, we will show you that this is not so at all and, in fact, the opposite is true. At its very beginning, the Rails framework really had performance problems and was inferior to other languages, such as PHP and Python. But recent versions have virtually fixed this flaw. Now a slow-running Ruby application is not a problem of the language as the question of application architecture and the level of knowledge of a developer, on whose knowledge the quality of work depends.

Projects scalability

Nowadays caching, data denormalization and the right architecture allow Ruby on Rails to write heavily loaded services.

Using the REST (Representational State Transfer) architecture, the Rails framework allows you to create reliable, productive web applications that are simple and transparent. And thanks to the portability of the components, you can easily make changes to them, which allows you to quickly adapt to new conditions and business requirements.

Fast application development using Ruby on Rails

Also, Rails already contains a set of ready-made solutions that help speed up development. At the same time, the framework is very flexible and allows you to adapt applications to various updates, in particular related to the client’s desire to upgrade or change it due to business requirements.

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

Ready-made solutions and development process standards for Ruby developers

The programming language is also being developed by the community. The more contributors, the likelihood that a request for improvement or for bug fixing will be realized faster and this will not have to be done within the team, wasting the developing time of your programmers.

High level of data protection

Database

The framework works with all popular SQL databases, so you can focus on the implementation of business tasks, rather than writing a huge number of low-level SQL commands.

Deployment and testing

In order to monitor the quality of the code, the ecosystem of the language has tools to cover all areas of code writing with tests, from unit testing to integration.

The bottom line

  • The programming process is much faster than using other languages and frameworks thanks to ready-made solutions and Rails community.
  • 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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