Do you need to create rapid development for your clients? Today we tell you what you need to know about Ruby on Rails, the framework designed to quickly launch a product to the market. Find out what it is about below.
What is Ruby on Rails?
Ruby on Rails is a web framework that was born in the Basecamp company. Characterized by simplicity, it uses the Ruby programming language and is used to build web applications on the server side (back end). It works with the MVC (Model View Controller), a fairly famous architecture pattern.
It was released as open source and was a complete success; At that time, there was no such tool for web development. Its ultimate goal is to deliver as quickly as possible the value that the customer or the product needs.
This technology follows some development principles, such as Don’t repeat yourself to avoid repeating code. It uses Convention over Configuration; this is a software programming paradigm that seeks to minimize the number of decisions a developer needs to make, gaining simplicity, without losing flexibility. In short, it saves you from making decisions, a benefit of Ruby on Rails’ agility.
Some examples of companies that use this framework are: Shopify, Github, Airbnb, Groupon, Twitter (in the beginning, nowadays it uses other technologies), AskFM, Slideshare, Hulu, Soundcloud, Urban Dictionary, Basecamp, Bloomberg, Diaspora, Twitch and Heroku.
- It allows you to create RAD applications.
- It has a simple and friendly syntax.
- It uses the MVC pattern.
- It supports multiple databases.
- It uses, like ORM, Active Record, a development pattern to work with databases in a simple way.
It is widely used in startups worldwide, because it is designed for agility, rapid development and time savings by avoiding complex architectures.
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