In the fast evolving world of web and application development, finding ways to get the product to market sooner, and with lower production costs, is understandably a priority for businesses. So, when a tool arrives on the scene that helps to make developers much more productive, in a fraction of the time, it’s no wonder that it becomes the buzzword on everyone’s lips. This is what Ruby on Rails has done for software development in general.

What’s all the fuss about?

Simply put, developers like Ruby on Rails because it helps them to write code faster and more efficiently. Clients like it because it’s versatile, gets the job done quicker and they save money while getting a better product at the end of the day. Of course, not every project is the same, and no one programming language can claim to be the best option in every situation. For the most part, however, for things like Ecommerce sites, membership and social networking sites, content management and custom database structures, Rails has proved to be a game-changing solution.

Our Ruby devs had this to say about it:

“When you need a tried and tested platform for complex application development, Rails is a great solution. It allows you to scale to huge complexity without creating bloat in code or sacrificing performance. Drawing from another huge open source community, we can create a powerful app to suit unique business needs whilst keeping it cost effective.”

Why use Ruby on Rails?

Rails gives developers a framework that provides a solid structure for the code they create, simplifying common and repetitive tasks. Developers don’t have to waste time configuring a whole lot of files to get set up, as it comes with a set of conventions that helps to speed up the development process in general. This, a framework that makes it easy to accommodate changes, plus the fact that devs have access to an extensive library of open source code within the Rails community, provides the tools necessary for very fast development times. In addition, Ruby on Rails enhances productivity due to the fact that the code is very readable and is self-documenting. Strong testing frameworks also make it possible for changes to be made to a site without the need to go through long quality assurance processes.

In a nutshell, Ruby on Rails has been around for a while, done its time and has a proven track record to show for it. It’s a powerful framework that is versatile and get’s the job done, not only quickly, but well.

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