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Why chose Ruby on Rails for your next web startup?

POSTED BY admin | Sep 29, 2016 | Ruby on Rails, Startups

Everyday you see another startup pops up on the face of the World Wide Web. They might have a great idea or they might be solving a real problem with technology. However there are several questions arise once they go live in beta mode and get real-time feedback from their customers. One of those questions is whether they have chosen the right development platform or not?

In this piece will we try to enlighten young entrepreneurs about how they could save sunk costs by choosing Ruby on Rails for their next startup and answer the stated question.

Ruby on Rails : Web application framework optimized for sustainable programming productivity, allows writing sound code by favoring convention over configuration.


The best part of ruby on rails and its libraries — are opensource. Which allow startups to customize and utilize code base as per their needs without bearing hefty licensing costs. Also it runs on Linux which is itself an opensource operating system. Therefore by choosing ruby on rails young startups could save licensing, expensive hardware and hosting costs upfront.

#Bespoke and Robust

Whether you are launching a brilliant SaaS (Software as a Services) or marketplace app, ruby on rails’ highly customizable code and adaptability allows to meet your technological goals at ease. Also rails is very robust framework as it allows writing sound code by favoring convention over configuration.

#Quick Turnaround and Scalable

Whether you are at idea validation phase or a young rapidly growing startup planning to add a new feature to your app which may bring more value for your customers. The process of idea validation or developing a new feature and implementation could be lengthy and costly. Ruby on Rails allows to turn your idea into workable piece of software quickly and its scalability enables you to add new features, modules in app easily.

#Strong Community Support

Ruby on Rails is very well documented and also have strong active community support, which allows to get through dead ends which you might face during development of your next app. Most of the libraries are also very well documented and their authors keep them updated and address the reported issues promptly.

#Blends Well With JS Frameworks

Ruby on Rails based back-ends blends well with modern JavaScript(JS) frameworks (Angular.JS , Backbone.JS, Polymer.JS)which are now commonly used for front-end development by most of the latest applications.
#Support Cross-platforms
If your startup has plans to launch Android or iOS applications lately. Ruby on Rails could support their back-end as well as the web version by writing the web services.

A Web service is a service offered by an electronic device to another electronic device, communicating with each other via the World Wide Web.

#It is Secure

Ruby on Rails takes security very seriously and offers prompt response to any security breach. All security related issues could be reported through by their bounty program page at HackerOne. Your reported issues will be acknowledged within 24 hours, and you’ll receive a more detailed response by their core team within 48 hours indicating the next steps in handling your report. After the initial reply to your report their security team will endeavor to keep you informed of the progress being made towards a fix and full announcement. These updates will be sent at least every five days, in reality this is more likely to be every 24–48 hours.

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