Thinking of outsourcing your Ruby on Rails development? Here’s what you need to know.
Whether you’re a small start-up with an idea for a new website or web application, an established business looking to update your existing application, or a business in need of help to recover a project in crisis – the Ruby on Rails framework could be the solution for you.
At Orient Software, our Ruby on Rails development service team can build for you a high quality, scalable, user-friendly, and intuitive website or web application that meets your unique requirements. Whether your project is big or small, you’ll get all the support you need to bring your vision to life.
Read on to discover exactly how we do it. Or, if you’d prefer to skip the technical stuff, contact us today. From there, one of our friendly and knowledgeable developers will help you take the next step.
What is Ruby on Rails?
Ruby on Rails is a web development service created by Danish programmer David Heinemeier Hansson and released in August 2004.
Built using the Ruby programming language, Rails gives developers a fast, efficient, and secure way to build innovative websites and web applications. The framework itself is made up of a collection of code libraries, tools and assets. This gives developers a wide range of readymade solutions to use at their fingertips, as opposed to having to build everything from scratch.
As a result, this greatly speeds up the development cycle, as it reduces the amount of repetitive coding (i.e. building tables, menus, and forms) that a developer has to do in order to build their website or web application.
How Does it Work?
Ruby on Rails is an ‘opinionated’ framework. This means that it is intentionally designed to make assumptions about the way in which a developer builds their website or web application.
What’s the philosophy behind this approach? Put simply, by allowing the framework to make decisions on behalf of the developer – or, presenting to the developer, a predetermined set of ways to complete a certain task – this, in turn, reduces the number of choices a developer has to make. Therefore, the developer can focus on innovating in areas of the application that matter most, which will help the final product stand out from the crowd.
Aside from streamlining the Ruby on Rails development process, by adopting this unified, ‘best practice’ approach to building applications, this also reduces the risk of unexpected bugs and errors bringing the project to a grinding halt. And, on the off-chance that the team does encounter an issue – assuming the worked within the Ruby on Rails guidelines – they can quickly troubleshoot the issue and reach a swift solution.
Of course, this doesn’t mean developers are limited to only doing what Ruby on Rails asks of them.
On the contrary, developers still have the freedom to customise their templates and workflow. It’s just that, for the areas of the project that don’t require significant innovation (i.e. building tables and menus), the team can quickly breeze through these tasks. From there, they can focus all their efforts on enhancing the unique features and benefits of their web application; thus, resulting in a higher quality and more competitive product.
Why Outsource Your Ruby on Rails Development?
What do websites like Shopify, Twitch, Zendesk, Kickstarter, and Ask.fm have in common? They all use Ruby on Rails, either wholly or partially, to power their websites and applications.
Why does this matter? Because they are some of the most influential and widely used platforms in their niche. And they each vary in terms of what their purpose is, how people interact with them, and the kind of outcomes they help everyday people achieve.
So, whether you plan to build a website or web application for people to shop online, watch live video streams, collaborate online with their team or anything else, it doesn’t matter. Ruby on Rails is powerful, flexible, and scalable enough to bring your digital dreams to life.
Not convinced? Check out the many advantages you enjoy when you outsource your Ruby on Rails development plan:
Fast development cycle
By reducing the amount of repetitive code that a developer has to use, this means they have more time to innovate in the areas that matter most, and deliver the completed project more quickly and easily.
Put simply, a fast development cycle equals more money saved. By reducing the amount of time and labour needed to build a new application – or update an existing application – businesses can save a fortune on development costs. Even if a project is in dire-straits and needs rescuing, adopting the Ruby on Rails approach can help turn things around much more easily than you think.
Easy to scale
It’s not uncommon for the scope of a project can change. Maybe you find out, through market research and testing, that a particular feature or service you had in mind was not as essential as you thought. Fortunately, when this happens, an experienced team of Rails developers will be able to identify the shortcomings of your existing project, and then fine-tune it to meet your new requirements. This way, you can be confident that you get the exact product you want, with no compromises.
Suitable for a wide range of industries
Ruby on Rails is one of the most versatile application frameworks out there. As a highly popular, open-source framework, it has helped power some of the most innovative and popular websites and applications, from Airbnb and Kickstarter through to Basecamp, GitHub, Funny or Die, and Hulu, to name a few. So, regardless of the type of application you wish to build, Ruby on Rails can bring your vision to life.
Active User Community
For over 14 years, Ruby on Rails has managed to grow and improve over time. This is all thanks to not just the efforts of the original creator, David Heinemeier Hansson, but also the continued efforts and feedback of the user community. For businesses thinking of using Ruby on Rails, they can relax knowing that they have chosen a reliable framework, one that has a long history of great support.
Reliable Testing Tools
Ruby on Rails comes with its own built-in testing tool known as RSpec. Not only is RSpec incredibly easy to learn, it allows developers to showcase the current state of the application to clients, often in real-time. RSpec also allows developers to isolate individual components of an application, and demonstrate to clients exactly how they work. This way, clients can judge every aspect of their application in real-time. And, if necessary, they can ask for changes to be made early on – as opposed to later, where such changes could be more timely and costly.
Why Choose Orient Software to Build Your Next Rails Application?
Ever since the launch of Ruby on Rails in 2005, the development team at Orient Software has been consistently up-to-date with the framework; using the latest tools, features, and libraries to build world-class websites and web applications.
Aside from being experts in the Ruby on Rails framework, we strive to make the development process as seamless as possible.
How? We guide you through each step of the process – from consultation and design through to building, testing, launching, and post-launch support. This way, you know exactly what to expect each step of the way, and how the final product will both look and feel.
Even if your project is in mid-progress and needs a second set of helping hands, Orient Software can step in. We’re flexible enough to cater towards your unique workflow, schedule, and budget. We’ll take the time to understand exactly where you are at, what it’ll take to finish your project, and how much it’ll cost you.
Most important of all, our team will serve as a natural extension of your existing, in-house team. So, you can relax knowing that your project will go smoothly, with help from trusted developers who work the same way as you do.
Last, but not least, working with Orient Software will save you a fortune in development costs. Unlike hiring a team of Western developers, our overhead costs as international developers are much lower. You’ll be surprised at just how affordable our ruby on rails development services really are. As a result, you will receive a product that is of the same level of quality as any Western developer, yet at a fraction of the cost.
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If you’d like to learn more about our Ruby on Rails development services, get in touch.
Our team of highly experienced developers will use their skills and knowledge to propose a custom solution that fits your needs and budget. And they will explain to you in clear, easy to understand terms, the benefits of using Ruby on Rails to build your next website or web application.
From there, you will have all the information you need to take the next step with confidence.