Ruby on Rails (Rails) is an open source full-stack web application framework which facilitates creation of consumer websites and applications. Compared with Microsoft .NET or Java, Ruby on Rails is well-suited for rapid web application development.
Using Ruby on Rails provides a number of advantages:
Ruby on Rails provides many standard components helping to reduce amount of code
Stable, and Reliable
A large dedicated community of Rails developers has open sourced numerous libraries, ensuring fewer bugs and shorter time to market
Easy to Deploy
Rails apps are compatible with major cloud platforms, such as Heroku and Engineyard, making the deployment process quick and effortless
A small team of Ruby engineers can have a minimum viable product (MVP) developed into beta in minimal time. Ruby on Rails has been a framework of choice for startups. Global services, such as Twitter, Github, Scribd, Hulu, Groupon, Airbnb, Redmine and UrbanDictionary were built on Rails.
Ruby on Rails is an ideal solution for:
- Creating custom web applications from scratch
- Building server-side services for mobile applications
- Projects with limited budget and tight timeframe
Ruby on Rails is not well suited when:
- Open source license is not applicable
- Integration with enterprise IT infrastructure is required