Ruby on Rails, more informally referred to as Rails, has made quite a splash in the open source tech community since its release in July of 2004. Although many wondered how durable it really is, we’re experiencing the calm and yet it is still managing to prove its endurance.
Firstly, in order to understand Rails’ benefits, we must first understand what it is. Ruby on Rails Development is considered a tool for developers creating web sites and web applications. What it essentially does is provide a framework, giving structure for their code.
Just like any other technology there are going to be some advantages and disadvantages of using it. Luckily for Innoppl, Ruby Rails developers have come up with very inventive ways of combating any disadvantages, which we entirely support.
Main advantages are :
One of the main benefits of Rails is the ease of use for developers. One of the aspects that most illustrates that is the Convention over Configuration (CoC) concept. This means the Rails developers only needs to write code for the places in which the application he/she is creating needs something above what the basic code provides.
This efficiency is possible with the help of RubyGems. This is an online repository of packaged Ruby applications or libraries that any developer has access to. Furthermore, because Ruby is structured this way, it enables developers to be able to pick up where another left off with ease. It decreases the amount of extra documentation that needs to be created with each project.
Another attractive benefit of Rails is that since Rails was created by David Heinemeier Hansson to aid in the construction of Basecamp, it can handle building large applications.
Some minor disadvantages with responses include :
Your current website host may not be able to support your new Rails site. However, there are a couple options for that. Firstly, although the host you now use may not support your new site, there are other hosts that can like Heroku and EngineYard. Another option is to use a Virtual Private Server. This option allows you to have full control of your server and assign resources as you see fit. Examples of VPS’s are Linode, Slicehost, and Amazon EC2, and your friendly Innoppl techie can take care of this for you
Longevity has always been of heavy concern as well. Although many see a concern for this, Innoppl does not. A combination of the Rails communities continued growth and the appearance of more Rails resources is proof positive of Ruby on Rails’ intended stability.
Basically, these innovative Developers are powered with a notable technology, loads of talent and strongly advocate the Agile Web Development method, a development method intended to provide effective communication between the developers and their clients. Considering these details, and continued adoption, you really can’t go wrong.