To talk about Rails, we first need to define what Ruby is. Among the programming languages available on the market, Ruby, as they say on its official website, stands out for being a "simple and powerful object-oriented programming language, created by Yukihiro Matsumoto." Its usability for text processing stands out, which is why it has been compared with other programming languages, such as Perl, for example.
Among the different ways in which a software engineer can use Ruby, stands out his ability to write servers, be able to experiment with prototypes and have the ease of integrating it into daily programming tasks, since it has a high adaptability due to its language oriented to integrated objects.
Like all technology, Ruby has certain characteristics that make it the preferred among its developers. These are the following:
Having an idea of what Ruby is and its different uses as a programming language, we can go a little deeper into what Rails is, a framework for web page development written in the aforementioned programming language.
On its official page, they detail its use “It is designed to facilitate web application programming by making assumptions about what every developer needs to get started. It allows you to write less code while accomplishing more than many other languages and frameworks. Experienced Rails developers also report that it makes web application development more fun".
Who better to answer this question than David Heinemeier Hansson, the designer of Rails. In an interview he gave in 2005 he noted, “Ruby is an extremely easy-to-use programming language for creating web applications. Ruby is a general-purpose programming language that has improved syntax and does not require colossal extra punctuation".
Making use of Ruby on Rails for the technological processes of a company can bring multiple benefits. Let's see the advantages of this framework:
The maturity and stability of Ruby on Rails
For more than 16 years, expert developers have been using this framework to create applications and web pages. The maturity of Rails allows developers to create clean code that is easy to maintain, making this a great asset for the company in the form of stable and easy-to-maintain applications.
A large number of libraries and tools
So-called Ruby gems, tried and tested tools, are among the reasons Ruby on Rails is used for so many projects today. There are also open source libraries, ones that are constantly evolving, updating regularly and offering new and easy solutions with each update. This means that almost any idea or need that arises during a project can be quickly implemented.
The speed to create applications
A company always looks for quick solutions that allow it to save as much money as possible. Working with Ruby on Rails offers just that: speed and programmers will be able to finish projects in record time, thus gaining valuable hours to spend on other company activities.
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