Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Faster Development With Ruby On Rails

When it comes to rapid and trouble free web development Ruby on Rails (RoR) is always at the forefront with its extraordinary flexibility and power. It is hot at the moment and absolutely perfect and ideal for web development.
As you already know RoR is an open-source web development framework where one can build the web application without sacrificing on development speed, security, performance and an additional cost. It’s a rapid web development technology which allows developers to build the necessary features quickly that ways one can go from prototyping/modeling and estimating to actual development very rapidly.
RoR has a consistency in the structure and methodology helps you create MVC (model view controller) architecture quickly and enables developer to do the web development activities a lot easier and faster. Also, it supports the complete agile development and when we require more than one developer on a project.
RoR enables the developers to write less, scalable and more readable code. You can achieve faster development time due to no compilation cycle, predefined dictionary structure.
There are few more factors like, a leaner code-base, a modular design and availability of existing plugins which makes RoR development faster despite of where you are in your application development life cycle. By all these reasons, you spend less on development time and cost to create and maintain product without compromising the quality and performance.
Below are the major detailed reasons which make web development faster using Ruby on Rails
  • CoC:
RoR development is ‘convention over configuration’ this means coder does not have to spend a lot of time configuring files in order to get setup. Rails comes with a set of conventions which help to speed up development. Convention also makes it easy for developers to move between different rail projects as each rail project will tend to follow same structure and coding practices. Your application code and database already contain everything that rails need to know.
  • DRY (Do not Repeat Yourself):
RoR includes advance web development paradigms like DRYand CoC. RoR provides extensive flexibility to the developer where they don’t need to write the same code again and again. Instead developers can write a code in such a way that it can be re-used when needed. One of the principle reasons which makes RoR framework different from others.
  • Object-Oriented Nature :
Because of object-oriented nature of RoR the huge library of open source code available within the rails community and the process of programming are much faster compared to other framework and languages. RoR is highly developer friendly, object oriented language with features inspired from pearl, python, smalltalk, lisp. These flexibilities make RoR a perfect framework for a web development.
  • Gems:
Ruby library called gems, which is too much magical. It can be used to add some functionality to your web applications, due to the pluggable nature of gems and community’s standard gems can give your web applications a impressive functionalities quickly and easily.
  • Built In Tools :
One of the best advantages of using RoR is the availability of a huge number of developing-ready solutions and unique built in tools styles which helps developer product development at 30-40% faster than other frameworks.
  • Readable Code :
Ruby code is very readable and mostly self-documenting this increases productivity as there is less need to write out separate documentation. Some constraints such as file placement, coding style and design pattern makes your project well structured and more readable. Developers can pick up existing project or it is easy to introduce new programmer on current project quickly, ultimately developing doesn’t stop or slow down instead it gets faster.
  • Automated Testing :
Unlike others rails has power to build in test subsystem and you can test and run code accurately and automatically. Another great thing about tests is that once you have enough coding, they let you see how all your code is related, and also helps you to know if recent changes broke anything else in your application through the use of custom generators that creates the test right along with the rest of your code. It saves a lot of time and also application testing cost.
  • Caching :
RoR has distinct caching solution you can cache the whole pages or individual object, request or models beside the built-in tool you can also use third party tool such as Redis or Memcached. All caching solutions are production-ready and easy to use.
  • Localization:
RoR contains standard localization tools. You can translate your project suddenly into different language if needed. You can use it both initially and lately in your project life cycle. RoR can use different templates for different languages, hold dictionary etc.
  • Time Cutting:
Cut development time in half using a modular design, faster modification, developer can re-use existing components and incorporate plugins rather than building functionality from scratch without repeating the code.
  • Use RAKE and SAVE Time :
RAKE is command line utility of rails, this utility makes all of the file setup work. RAKE is used for common administration tasks, especially sophisticated ones that built off of each other. RAKE executes different tasks, set of ruby codes just with .rake extension from command line. It comes with a set of predefined RAKE tasks that allows you to perform database migration, generate rails scaffold files etc.
  • Active Record:
Active Record is the model layer of the system which is responsible for representing business data and logic. It is extremely powerful in terms of building usable data models faster. Active Record facilitates creation and use of business object where data requires endless storage to a database.
RoR is extremely helpful to automate many menial task which helps you stay focused on solving the business problems and not the mundane aspects of setting it up. It’s absolutely faster and lovable to work with. In other words, RoR can turn a lazy developer into a rapid active developer.

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