So why choose Ruby on Rails? The following are reasons why you should go for Ruby on Rails for your project:
Rails leverages the benefits of Ruby programming language, which promotes simplicity and an elegant way of writing code by using more English-like syntax and common language.
With its simple and readable syntax, developers can do more tasks with less coding. Also, the readability makes Ruby almost self-documenting, making developers free from writing separate comments.
Although it is not required to learn Ruby before using the Rails framework, you will eventually want to learn Ruby as you learn Rails. Ruby is said to be easier to understand than any other programming language that even a person without much technical knowledge can learn.
Rich Collection of Gems
Ruby is known for its vast and rich collection of libraries called "gems". The most rewarding thing about Ruby gems is that they are entirely free to use.
These libraries made the lives of RoR developers easier. When you are stuck in developing features on your application, the ready-made gem will sort it out for you.
RoR is known for its quick development process. It is said that using the Rails framework will minimize the project development by 25-50% as compared to other frameworks. This is all thanks to the Ruby programming language; its object-oriented nature, modular design, open-source code made by the RoR community, and its rich and ready-to-use libraries for feature development.
Additionally, Rails conventions made it easier for RoR developers to move to different Rails projects, as each project follows the same structure and coding practices, saving them a significant amount of time and effort than having to build one from scratch. Fewer decisions translate to improved collaboration, faster development, and easier maintenance.
RoR is known for its predictability and stability. Adding new features and modifying existing code is painless. This is convenient for long-term and startups. If you need to update or refactor the code of your application after it was developed and deployed, the Rails conventions will help new developers to pick up everything quickly.
Any startups want to save money as much as possible without compromising the quality of the product. That is why RoR is the best option available for startups. Utilizing other commercial development frameworks will cost you money, whereas Rails will provide you with most, if not all, the features you need for your application and are open-source. Thus, saving you a significant amount of money and time.
Moreover, you won't need to worry about the quality of your application with Rails. No wonder Ruby on Rails is considered to be the most cost-effective yet one of the best frameworks existed.
This is something that cannot be compromised just for the sake of saving time and money. Ruby on Rails saves time and money while ensuring the product to be high-quality. Sure there are other frameworks that promote a more cost-effective and time-efficient way of developing web applications. But none of them offer a quality product as high as Ruby on Rails.