Ruby on Rails is zen!
“How to build a web application?” and “Is Ruby on Rails a good choice?” are common questions when there’s a need to chose a framework for either your business website or learning purpose.
When programming languages predate the first computer by a century and number in thousands, how do we point out what’s right for us?
Ruby on Rails is gaining more and more popularity in the world of web dev for reasons rather impressive, so let’s look into it!
What’s Ruby on Rails in simple English?
Ruby on Rails - a fluent and mature open-source web app framework - was aimed at increase of programmer happiness, efficiency, and productivity.
What are main characteristics of Ruby on Rails?
General-purpose + Object-oriented
Active record pattern
Integrated monitoring and testing tools
Active Record ORM
Strong community around + industry support
What are main advantages of Ruby on Rails?
Object Relational Mapping
Convention Over Configuration principle
Don’t Repeat Yourself principle
Model View Controller
Development platform is extremely automated
Routing system independent of the web server
High code quality
Increased developer productivity
Concise thin books
Economical + Secure
Enjoyable + Stress-free
Marketable and in demand
What are benefits of Ruby on Rails?
Cost Effectiveness: Quick launch -> large time savings -> high speed of development
You save time while spending less money for uncompromised performance and fair amount of customization.
Flexibility: Modifications can be made quicker.
Simplicity: No need to build features from scratch! fewer lines of code -> positive ROI
What sites were built on Rails?
Amazon, HP, Intel, Nasa, Hulu, BBC, Cisco, CNET, IBM, JP Morgan, NASA, and Yahoo!, Twitter, Scribd Groupon, Basecamp, Get Satisfaction, Luckie & Co, MTV Style, YellowPages, Basecamp, LivingSocial, SoundCloud, ZenDesk, Shopify, Urban Dictionary, SlideShare, etc!
When should I use Ruby on Rails?
Rails are especially useful for building cool web apps in social, mobile, and E-commerce, databases, contents, social networks, membership sites.
How do I Get Started with Ruby on Rails?
Rails are easy to install + clear stable syntax + countless resources that will help host your Rails app!
Screencasts, tutorials, and tips
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