The release of Ruby on Rails in late 2005 was a shot across the bow of traditional web development. Combining best practices and smart conventions, Rails accelerated the web application development process for web applications. Fourteen years later, Rails has continued to evolve to provide a first class framework for rapidly and productively building web applications to meet your business needs.
At MojoTech, many of our Ruby on Rails developers have been building web applications and contributing to Ruby/Rails open source projects even before the initial release of RoR. We've built countless applications using Rails as it has been a windfall to our development process and helped us deliver value to our client's customers quickly and efficiently.
Advantages of Rails
An early innovation of Rails was its reliance on Convention over Configuration. While there are a million things you could want in an app, most of the time you want a similar set of options, particularly as you're getting your idea off the ground as a prototype or MVP. Rails embraces the Pareto principle by doing the smart thing by default, and letting you override it where needed. When prototyping a digital product, this allows teams to iterate quickly with RoR. Over the years, Rails has innovated or integrated most features you could want from a web application framework.
Ruby beyond Rails is a rich ecosystem that has grown and flourished as RoR has become a mainstream technology and if Rails isn't the right fit for your project, MojoTech engineers have you covered. We have experience using alternative approaches, whether it is a simple service run with classic Sinatra, or some of the innovative work being done within the dry-rb/rom-rb and Hanami communities.