There are numerous ways to study and improve Ruby on Rails level. Whether getting valuable knowledge from books or podcasts or enrolling into an online course or trying some tutorial, you are sure to open the door into one of the most popular development fellowships - Rails community.
Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular frameworks. Since 2005, the year the first version was released, the framework has attracted more and more developers to join its ranks. It is not surprising as Rails has many interesting features. Let’s review them and see what makes the framework so appealing.
It is a model-view-controller framework developed by David Heinemeier, a Danish programmer. The code was extracted from his work on Basecamp project management tool.
Friendly Rails Community
You finished tutorials, read the most useful books, signed up to great podcasts. Now you are thinking to try your hand at some remote jobs available on the web: starting from creating basic gems and finishing with the whole website or web application.
In previous articles we covered the most popular sources of information (and inspiration too) to start learning Rails or enhance your programming level: from tutorials and books to online courses and schools. All of them do a good job in “developer’s upbringing”. However, there is one more source worth mentioning – Ruby on Rails podcast.
At every Ruby meetup you are most likely to hear two things: Ruby is slow and it has GIL. All Ruby developers know about it and it was strange to face this topic at the conference again. However, after talking to other developers I was surprised to learn that only few of them know when it is better to write parallel algorithms in Ruby.
The majority said that there was no point to use parallelism as all threads were executed one by one (thanks to GIL).
I will try to show you the cases when concurrency and parallelism make sense.
Ruby on Rails Developer at iKantam
Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular frameworks used on the web. It is flexible, open-source, free and good for fast coding. What is more, there is a big community ready to help and share knowledge. Developers all over the world contribute to the framework making it richer and more popular. As a result, the framework can boast of a big number of useful gems that help to solve different practical problems. Do you intend to have an easy REST framework? Is it required to set up a web server? Send emails? Gems will help with even more tasks.
Content management systems are developed to simplify many things on the Web. We have already checked several popular Ruby platforms that do a great job.
But what about E-commerce? Is there are any decent CRM in Ruby on Rails to compete with similar solutions available in other programming languages?
Let’s have a look and review the most prominent ones.
Since the late 90s content management systems (CMS) have been increasing in their popularity. It’s not surprising as they provide tools and environment to manage the content without any special coding skills. So no need to be a Jedi and hand code anything: with certain efforts and minimal time spent even newbies will feel comfortable with CMS.
There are many content management systems created in different programming languages. I would like to focus on Ruby and make a short list of popular CMS available in this language.