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What Makes Ruby On Rails Such A Popular Language Among Developers?


The choice of language for a project has a lot to do with scalability, the cost of frameworks, the level of support, and whatnot. While that is true, the benefits of hiring Ruby on Rails developer are way too many for a project to pass on the opportunity.

An open source framework, available at no cost at all, Ruby on Rails aids developers everywhere abstract and simplify repetitive tasks, in order to build websites. A ROR framework, based on MVC design pattern, supports multiple developers working on the same app, with each working on a separate function. This phenomenon is also called parallel development.

Why should one go with ROR web development? What are the possible advantages?

Let’s have a look…

  • It’s Easy to Read and Comprehend

This is a language, quite so easy to learn as well as work with, because of how close it feels to English; although, it does get its semantics by making use of its very own domain-specific language.

As domain-specific languages are usually known to be quite complicated the real talent of the team behind Ruby lies in finding the right balance. Due to their successful efforts, Ruby uses domain-specific language only under special circumstances, so that the framework doesn’t suffer from the difficulty of understanding.

  • Leads to Speedy Development, Thanks to a Rich Library

Ruby on Rails is a language that puts more importance upon the software design paradigm convention, rather than the configuration.

The direct implication of this fact is that the design of the framework heavily reduces the number of decisions a developer would normally have to make. At the same time, it also does not let this affect the framework’s flexibility and ease of customizability. With a number of components that can be easily reused and configured, the development time with Ruby on Rails decreases by quite a notch.

In addition, if you want to automate the basic CRUD functions, this language est. you do that while using its real gems - the libraries - to implement certain specific features. These features could be anything from some kind of authentication, to payment integration. Modules represent yet another tool that helps this language better organize the methods, constants, and classes, into units or groups.

  • Test Automation Options Made Available

With an option provided for integrated testing, Ruby on Rails makes a regular check on the quality of a code, even as it is being written. So, the need for a Ruby on Rails Development Company to have third-party tools for testing becomes lesser and lesser.

The moment you create a Rails project and use rails new application name, you get a test directory created for yourself. There are three default environments to a Rail application, namely test, development, and production. You can test all of your tests simultaneously, or choose to test one file at a time; you do the former by using the bin/rails test command, and the latter if you pass the filename that contains your test cases to that same command only.

  • It’s a Stable and a Mature Language

Another noteworthy thing about Ruby on Rails is, the way it provides ample opportunities with regards to code refactoring. The developers, with the help of this language, can easily extend their apps by having new features added to the existing code itself.

It also makes it easier for new developers to work with it. Even if there’s a project that has a lot of legacies accumulated over time, a developer can join in without much hassle, owing to the perfectly established conventions of coding in this language.

  • Ruby makes Scalability, Seamless

If you’re looking to scale a project, Ruby will prove to be of great assistance. First off, it caches out of the box, that allows you to view fragment caching right in your app’s code while using Redis as a cache store. You can even make use of a tool like Capistrano that makes remote multi-server automation possible.

Such tool further automates the pushing of new app versions to wherever your deployment location is. Then there’s also Chef, a framework with the cloud infrastructure that has itself been written in Ruby. You can use it to create folder structures, manage dependencies of infrastructure, and such other functions with a minimum number of commands.

Another reason for Ruby assisting in scalability of a project is that it works well with background jobs. So, tasks such as sending an email confirmation once a new user has registered in the system are taken care of by Ruby, easily. It’s possible for one to set up background jobs by making use of Resque or Sidekiq, while working with Rails

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Manthan Bhavsar

Manthan Bhavsar

Metizsoft Solutions

Bachelor in Computer Engineering with 9+ Years of experience to provide expert services in hosted solutions like Shopify, BigCommerce and many other hosted solutions. As a CEO of Metizsoft Solutions, Offer to Upwork Buyers all my knowledge and experience in the implementation of Web development projects and to create a long-term relationship with all of them. If you choose to work with me, I'll be available to chat with you on Skype/email/Google Hangout or on the phone for milestone meetings throughout the project. I'd love to speak with you about how I can help you to grow your business, so don't hesitate to send me a message!

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