Ruby on Rails – Answer for Startups?

Learning a language is a hard and time-consuming thing. If you have to learn another language, the fact that gives you more determination and motivation to start is that the language is comparably simple and easy to understand. Learning a programming language is quite similar in this sense. That is why Ruby on Rails has been increasingly popular for the last 5 years. Especially if you are a Startup, or thinking about creating a web application, you might find this article helpful.

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In essence, Ruby on Rails is an open-source web application framework for the Ruby programming language. The definition sheds light on Ruby on Rails’ advantages, especially if you are a Startup:

  • Clean, elegant, easy to read. It is for the Ruby programming language. As the name ‘Ruby’ speaks for itself, the language is designed to be a joy to use thanks to readability and elegance. Therefore, if your programmer does not have a grasp of Ruby on Rails, it is not as challenging to learn as other languages.
  • Because it is an open-source framework, it is so dynamic and flexible that programmers can pass the codes to their successors and at the same time, the expanding and helpful community of Ruby on Rails programmers can always help new developers. So, if later on your project needs adjustment and add-on functions, it would be very flexible and fast to deploy.

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More and more people are happy about Ruby on Rails.

 Outside of its definition, Ruby on Rails can convince you for the following reasons:

  • Efficient in terms of time: The development time is very rapid. Using other languages may take you 1.5 – 2 times compared to the length of Ruby on Rails development. Thus, time to market would be cut down amazingly.
  • Efficient in terms of cost: Ruby on Rails is free. It does not cost anything to download or use. It also runs on a free operating system and works with mostly free databases and web servers.
  • Allows a high level of interaction: Ruby on Rails is highly suitable for websites that require a lot of content input, storage and management because you would be easily navigating the site, uploading and managing content. Thus, if you want to build a CRM, CMS or e-commerce system, Ruby on Rails should be a beautiful fit.

Although Ruby on Rails once was said to be poor at performance, it is not true until now. For the last 3 years, the community of Ruby on Rails developers has been putting significant efforts in improving performance quality and functionality. In fact, there are some great examples that show the success of Ruby on Rails:

1. Groupon (Web Application):

Huge e-commerce site with some 40 million users.

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2. Twitter (Web Application):

Renowned social network that attracts over 500 million users.

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3. Basecamp (Web Application):

Very web-based project management and collaboration tool.

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And many more web apps written with Ruby on Rails could give you more credits.

Ruby on Rails, like any other programming language, has its own pros and cons. Yet, considering that its advantages fairly outweigh its cons, you might want to count it in your business plan for the few next years.

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Ruby on Rails – Answer for Startups? at: February 21st, 2014 by admin