Why still looking for Ruby on Rails Development Services in 2019?
Why Ruby on Rails Development still Make Sense in 2019
When the year is coming to an end, it is common to lay back and reflect on what has happened through it. There is a surge of article after article talking about what’s in and what’s out regarding technology and development, and even though Ruby on Rails Development Services has been around for 15 years, ROR development still makes the top of these articles. When it comes to programming, Rails is still the best option in some instances and, with our extensive experience developing with Rails, we know most of what creating a project in it entails. So, let’s take a look at why using Ruby on Rails still makes sense.
Keep in Mind: Ruby and Ruby on Rails are Different Things
Even though most people confuse the two, RoR and Ruby are different things; Ruby on Rails is a development framework written in Ruby, a programming language used for general purposes. This confusion usually results from the fact that most Ruby developers use the Ruby on Rails framework. Even so, Ruby as a programming language only showed significant growth after RoR was launched.
There are other frameworks based on Ruby, but their overall popularity and numbers of active contributors are quite low. This doesn’t mean that they offer a terrible experience; some might even be better solutions for specific projects as they were built especially for them. Nonetheless, Ruby on Rails as a general framework seems to provide a high-quality solution for most projects requiring a Ruby framework.
Ruby on Rails is Not Dead
It’s common among developers to see RoR as a thing of the past. However, this is a misconception that is in and of itself based on other misconceptions about its performance. These are:
Misconception #1: Performance
While it is true that RoR has lower speeds than frameworks like Node.JS or Golang, this is only the case for large products with massive amounts of traffic. If this circumstance takes place for sites or apps with few small amounts of traffic, slow performance can certainly be pinned down to server architecture or database issues.
These two elements (databases and server architecture) need to be well structured regardless of the language you are using, especially for broad applications. Even then, some large apps like AirBnB and Basecamp provide fast runtimes and are still built using Rails.
Misconception #2: Scalability
It is a failure in our mindset to consider the framework as the only source of limitations and scalability issues that could be met when building an app. This is mainly the case for sites processing many user requests. To properly process these requests, all elements involved in the server architecture need to be well configured.
We may point part of RoR’s loss of momentum to when Twitter moved away from it as its selected framework to Scala. But, in any case, you must consider the amount of traffic Twitter was processing to see what their scalability requirements were.
If you are having issues with Ruby on Rails scalability, you should first make sure to optimize your code, set up a service-oriented architecture and horizontal scalability before committing to more extraneous and expensive decisions.
Misconception #3: Lack of Innovation
Since it was created over a decade ago, which in tech years might seem centuries, people think RoR is boring and doesn’t add anything new. It’s common to see how other frameworks that seem innovative take a quick momentum to later die down in anonymity.
Something losing momentum is not equal to it lacking on innovation; in the case of development languages, it probably means that it has entered a mature phase, which always means a more refined code, more stability, and maintainable applications.
Jumping on the hype of new technologies might mean problems, since you might be sacrificing all of the above for a trendy and modern framework, which, let’s face it, will lose its momentum to at a certain point. That is how It works.
Why use Ruby on Rails Development in 2019?
Building your project in RoR is meant to be fast and easy, and is especially helpful if you have a limited budget or close deadline. Rail’s maturity also means stability resulting in seamless maintenance of your app with the help of the right team or Ruby on Rails Developers. If you, on the other hand, rely on an inexperienced development team, Ruby might become an expensive hassle. So, if you want to know about our Ruby experience or want to get to know us don’t hesitate to chat with us. We are happy to help!