Ruby on rails or ROR was first released in August 2014. Ruby on rails makes it easier to build modern web applications. Rails is an MVC framework that provides default structures for a web service, web pages and database. Along with MVC, it also supports software engineering patterns and paradigms like CoC (convention over configuration), DRY (Don't repeat yourself), and the active record pattern. There are many web apps that build on ROR and some of them are mentioned below:
- Shopify, etc
It is apparent that many other languages' frameworks borrow its ideas like Catalyst in Perl, CakePHP, Laravel, and Yii in PHP, Django in Python, Phoenix in Elixir, and sails.js in Node.js. In total 17 versions have been created so far and 6.1 is the latest version. A web application can be developed at least ten times faster with Rails than a typical Java framework and it needs fewer lines of code than other frameworks.
What features make it more productive:
- Metaprogramming - This means it allows the ruby ninjas to define and redefine the methods and classes at runtime. Using Metaprogramming , one can create code that is DRY by avoiding repetitions, and more.
- Convention over configuration: In Rails, coders find themselves looking at controllers, views, and models for their database. Rails implements rules to ease up working with the applications that reduce the need for heavy configuration. These conventions help in speeding up development, keeping the code concise and readable, and allowing an easy navigation inside the application.
- Scaffolding: A scaffold is a set of automatically generated files which form the basic structure of a Rails project. These automatically generated files include A controller, A model and view files.
- Built-in testing: Rails provides supporting code called harnesses and fixtures that make test cases easier to write and run.
So, that is how Ruby on rails service influence the multiple industries. It gives good development practices as mentioned above, one of them is DRY principle. It removes the tedious part of the coding that helps ruby on rails developers to focus on the required features and important logics of the application. It supports in developing traffic-heavy apps and also has the ability to manage the heavy transactions. Ruby is the first choice of many ecommerce platforms, like shopify.
So, it can be easily concluded that Ruby on rails development is becoming a choice of most of the developers and what makes it the best among other frameworks.