Build exceptional apps

with Ruby

Few programming languages can match the efficiency and scalability of Ruby. Its simple syntax and object-oriented design make it an ideal choice for web development, with a wide range of libraries and modules that enable the quick creation of high-quality applications. But Ruby can be more than just web projects. From building dynamic e-commerce sites to developing high-performing automation and data processing apps, Ruby can empower a lot of your digital ideas.

What is Ruby?

Ruby is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. It has a simple and elegant syntax that is easy to learn, making it a popular choice among developers for building web applications, mobile apps, and desktop software. Ruby also has strong support for object-oriented programming and includes an extensive collection of libraries and frameworks. It is an open-source language with an active community of developers worldwide that constantly contribute to the language’s development and improvement.

What’s the difference between Ruby and Ruby on Rails?

A much too common occurrence is people using Ruby and Ruby on Rails interchangeably, as if they were the same thing. However, that’s simply wrong. Ruby and Ruby on Rails are related but distinct technologies, so you need to understand the differences between them.

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Ruby

Ruby is a dynamic, object-oriented programming language known for its simplicity and elegance. It’s often used for web development, but it also works perfectly for other types of software development projects.

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Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails, commonly known as “Rails,” is a web application framework written in Ruby. Rails provides a set of tools to easily build web applications, particularly those with a Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture. Rails provides a lot of functionality “out of the box,” including features such as database management, routing, and handling HTTP requests.

What is Ruby used for?

Though popularly associated with web development (to the point where some people only think of it as a web programming language), Ruby is a good alternative for other types of projects, too. In fact, Ruby is a versatile language you can use for a wide range of tasks, particularly when combined with third-party libraries and frameworks.

Here are some of its most common use cases:

Web development

Ruby is a strong choice for developing web applications, particularly when combined with Ruby on Rails, the highly popular framework that has become a synonym for the language itself.

Scripting

Ruby’s capabilities make it a great alternative for scripting tasks, such as automating system administration tasks, text processing, and more.

Desktop application development

Though not its strongest suit (nor the first choice you’d think of), Ruby is also a good alternative for building desktop apps, thanks to tools like Shoes or Ruby/GTK.

Testing and automation

Ruby has a considerable number of testing frameworks and tools available, such as RSpec and Capybara, which make it easy to write tests and automate repetitive tasks in a workflow.

Data analysis

Data analysis libraries, such as Numo, Daru, and SciRuby, turn Ruby into a well-suited alternative for data-related tasks, such as scientific computing and data visualization.

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Pros and cons of using Ruby

Ruby is very powerful and versatile, with many benefits, particularly for web development. However, it also has some limitations you should be aware of when deciding whether to use it for a particular project.

Pros of Ruby

Easy to learn

Ruby has a simple and intuitive syntax, making it easy to learn and use for developers of all experience levels.

Elegant and expressive

Ruby’s syntax produces expressive code, which is more readable and easier to maintain.

Powerful web development

Thanks to Ruby on Rails and its out-of-the-box functionality, Ruby is almost an unbeatable choice for web development, as it provides a quick and easy path to engineering all kinds of web applications.

Great community and support

Ruby has a strong and supportive community, with many resources and forums available to help developers learn and grow.

Productivity

Ruby’s ease of use and built-in libraries can make developers more productive, allowing them to build applications quickly thanks to all the available resources.

Cons of Ruby

Performance

Ruby is an interpreted language, which means it can be slower than compiled languages like C or Java, particularly when dealing with intensive tasks that require a lot of computational power.

Memory consumption

One of Ruby’s biggest issues is that it can consume a lot of memory, which can be a problem for applications that have high memory usage

Concurrency

Ruby’s interpreter has some limitations when it comes to concurrency, which can make it difficult to write applications that handle multiple tasks at the same time.

Version compatibility

Different versions of Ruby and its libraries can have compatibility issues, which can be problematic when using different libraries or frameworks together.

Lack of type checking

Ruby is dynamically typed, which can make it harder to catch errors at compile-time, compared to statically typed language

Our Ruby

development services

Our Ruby development services are as powerful and versatile as Ruby itself. Our experience tackling different Ruby projects coupled with the in-depth expertise of our Ruby developers and our battle-tested engineering processes is the perfect combo to cater to your needs.

Web Development

Leveraging Ruby’s features and flexibility, our web engineering team can develop secure, scalable, and high-performing web services, apps, portals, e-commerce stores, and other web-based solutions. We can take care of everything, from ideation and design to launch and support.

Custom Application Development

Ruby’s strength might be web development, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it for other purposes. In fact, we use Ruby to power many kinds of applications, including desktop software, automation tools, and scripts.

Enterprise Solutions Development

Large-scale platforms with complex functionality are tough to engineer — unless you have Code Power’s Ruby team by your side. We can plan and execute your enterprise development project, adhering to industry best practices and standards while guaranteeing scalability and flexibility.

Code Audit and Modernization

Older Ruby-based systems aren’t performing as you expect? Don’t worry. Our Ruby engineering experts can take a look at your code and identify what’s going on. Then, we can adjust and modernize your code for maximum efficiency.

Support and Maintenance

Even the best-engineered Ruby systems will eventually fail. That’s why we offer you our support and maintenance service: to help you remediate the issues immediately when they happen. We can monitor your applications and analyze their performance to ensure they are always running at their highest possible capacity.

Ruby Consulting

Have you heard about Ruby’s versatility but you still aren’t sure if it’s the right fit for your projects? Talk to us! Our Ruby development team can assess your needs and goals and help you better define your project’s scope and approach for optimal results.

Our Ruby development process

When you partner with Code Power for your Ruby development project, you unlock the expertise of senior developers that work to achieve effective solutions. They can do so because we have trained them in our robust development process, whose stages will efficiently take you from ideation to implementation in no time.

Scope and requirements definition

First, our team will meet with you to help you define your requirements and plan the project’s roadmap. This involves identifying the appropriate tools for the work ahead and defining the precise scope of the project. Additionally, we’ll establish the technology stack we’ll use, allowing us to assemble the ideal development team for the project.

Project execution

Once we have defined the plan, we begin working on your idea in a series of iterations. Our Ruby engineers will craft your solution following best development practices. More importantly, you’ll have ample opportunities throughout the software development lifecycle to offer feedback and ensure that our work is aligned with your expectations.

Testing and deployment

We take a meticulous approach to development, which includes our QA specialists continuously testing the quality of your app throughout the entire lifecycle. This ensures we thoroughly assess everything before deploying your solution in the production environment. Once we are confident that the app performs flawlessly, we’ll launch and monitor it to make sure that all features operate as intended.

Support and maintenance

After launch, we offer ongoing support by monitoring your solution’s performance and providing additional help. We can make adjustments to various aspects of the application, incorporate new features, or address any potential issues that may emerge.

Why Code Power

Vast knowledge. Cross-industry experience. Diverse teams. Efficient and proven development processes. Code Power has what your project needs to become a success.

Elite quality

We aim to meet the highest standards in all of our projects. That’s why we have our own approach to Ruby development. In it, we mix the best development practices with a rock-solid iterative process that ensures your applications are secure, scalable, user-friendly, and efficient.

In-depth experience and expertise

With several years of collective experience working on a wide range of projects using Ruby, our senior development team has the expertise you need to build high-performing solutions that deliver a superior user experience and achieve your objectives.

Custom services

It doesn’t matter what you want to build with Ruby. Thanks to our tailored services, we can offer you our expertise and know-how to elevate your projects. Customizing our process to your needs is the key to a closer and better collaboration that will ultimately positively impact the quality of the final product.

Unleash all of Ruby’s power and boost your projects with Code Power

All you need to do is reach out to us to tell us what you want to build. We’ll take care of the rest.