Ruby on Rails, or Rails, is a server-side web application framework written in Ruby under the MIT License. Rails is a model–view–controller(MVC) framework, providing default structures for a database, a web service, and web pages. The framework was developed by David Hansson on 13th December 2005.
1 – Time Efficient – With lot’s of ready made plugins available, developers do not need to waste so much time in writing their own boilerplate code. It is proven that the teams that use RoR for developing their applications are 30% – 40% faster than the teams that use other programming languages or frameworks.
2 – Consistent – Developers follow standardized file storage and programming conventions that keep a project structured and readable. It also saves plenty of time.
3 – Cost Effective – The framework itself is an open source under the MIT license, which means that you need not spend any single penny to use it. Gems let you add features without developing them from scratch, resulting in Saving time for developers. Gems can be downloaded from Github, a platform where developers can find all the open source projects.
4 – Excellent quality and bug-free development – Ruby on rails encourages Test Driven Development ( TDD ) and behavior-driven development ( BDD ) approaches. One of the famous test suits for RoR is the Minitest tool which provides many useful testing features including expectation syntax, test benchmarking and mocking.
5 – Supported – There is a majority of blogs and books, meetups and conferences in the Rails world.
6 – Secure – Some security features are built into the framework and are enabled by default. Using RoR means following the Secure Development Lifecycle, which is a complex security assurance process. Impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams. A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment.