Hire RoR developer to augment your existing team or subject matter experts to help with a certain aspect of your projects right from analysis, code development, quality assurance to maintenance. We can help you at each and every stage of your ROR project.
Some clients ask us why we choose to use Ruby on Rails to develop web applications instead of all the other web frameworks and languages. There are many reasons for our decision, but before we embark on a discussion of the advantages (and disadvantages) of Ruby on Rails, we should first explain what Ruby on Rails actually is.
What is RoR?
Ruby on Rails is a popular web application development framework. Ruby is a programming language while Rails is a web application framework. Based on the Model-View-Control architecture, it is an open source technology that is used for developing web applications backed with databases.
One of key principles of Ruby on Rails development (henceforth ‘Rails’) is convention over configuration. This means that the programmer 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 speed up development.
Another characteristic of Rails is the emphasis on RESTful application design. REST (Representational State Transfer) is a style of software architecture based around the client-server relationship. It encourages a logical structure within applications, which means they can easily be exposed as an API (Application Programming Interface).
Dotsquares provides you with the right blend of technical expertise, innovativeness and skills for developing creative and engaging web apps with Ruby on Rails. We have an experienced team of ROR developers who can assist you with apps of every kind and scale.
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Ruby on Rails CMS (Radiant, Casein, Refinery, Locomotive)
Ruby on Rails Ajax Solution
Ruby on Rails layout design
Custom Ruby on Rails Development
Ruby on Rails web services integration
Ruby on Rails migration & porting
App specific API Development
Porting and Migration
Social Media Integration
Ruby on Rails Testing
Rails Support and maintenance
Behavior Driven Development using RSpec
Mongo mapper class implementation
Benefits Of Hiring RoR Developers
The process of programming is much faster than with other frameworks and languages, partly because of the object-oriented nature of Ruby and the vast collection of open source code available within the Rails community.
The Rails conventions also make it easy for developers to move between different Rails projects, as each project will tend to follow the same structure and coding practices.
Rails is good for rapid application development (RAD), as the framework makes it easy to accommodate changes.
Ruby code is very readable and mostly self-documenting. This increases productivity, as there is less need to write out separate documentation, making it easier for other developers to pick up existing projects.
Rails has developed a strong focus on testing, and has good testing frameworks.
Rails and most of its libraries are open source, so unlike other commercial development frameworks there are no licensing costs involved.
When to use Ruby on Rails
In our experience, Rails is an ideal solution if your site falls into one or more of the following categories:
E-COMMERCE : Most e-commerce sites benefit tremendously from Rails' user-friendly features and modular approach to site development. We can also include features that you would normally only find in high-end e-commerce suites, such as bulk uploads and updates (for product descriptions and photos, extremely handy when you have thousands of products), custom pricing algorithms, and on-the-fly photo resizing/cropping (especially handy for making product thumbnails for browse pages).
MEMBERSHIP SITES : Membership and social networking options are pretty much "baked" into Rails. A variety of plugins are available to solve just about any social networking challenge you can think of.
CONTENT MANAGEMENT : If the purpose of your site is to present thousands of articles, audio files, or other database-friendly content, Rails is a great solution because of the ease with which users will be able to navigate the site, and the ease with which you will be able to upload and manage the content.
CUSTOM DATABASE SOLUTIONS : More and more of our new projects are custom solutions requiring a novel database structure to support a creative new business model. In most cases, Rails is an ideal way to realize build these solutions at a fraction of the usual time and expense.
If your site fits into one or more of those categories, generally we would be very comfortable recommending Ruby on Rails as an ideal match.
When NOT to use Ruby on Rails
On the other hand, your site likely will not be well suited to Ruby on Rails if it is:
A "BROCHURE" SITE : Many small business owners taking their first steps on the web are looking for a brochure-style website that makes a good first impression, provides background and contact information for the company, and enables the business owner to update the website himself. For this kind of website, a better solution than Rails would be a WordPress-driven content management system. We build such sites regularly for our customers, sometimes for as little as $2,000. If this is what you need, there's no reason to bear the expense of creating a Ruby on Rails site.
A BLOG-CENTRIC SITE : Ruby on Rails makes it easy to add a blog to a larger web site (e.g., an e-commerce or social networking site). But if your site is first and foremost a blog, then Rails is probably not the best choice; there are other solutions that offer more advanced features with less overhead. You would be better served by utilizing WordPress, for example, as your base site.