The Software Development Capabilities of a Ruby Developer
Before you decide to hire Ruby developers, it is critical to understand what type of development projects and web services they can create. Ruby is a general-purpose programming language, which means, in theory, a Ruby developer can use the language to create whatever they want.
The conversation around the capabilities of Ruby is often muddied by Ruby on Rails, the popular web development framework that extends the Ruby programming language. A web developer can use Ruby on Rails to build web applications and websites faster and more efficiently than starting from scratch.
While Ruby on Rails is very popular, incredibly efficient, and Rails developers are in high demand, Ruby is not bound by the capabilities of Ruby on Rails. Tech companies know that a Ruby developer can be used to complete the following tasks at a production level:
Full-stack web development
Web crawlers and scrapers
In addition, a developer could build games, data science tools, and AI and Machine Learning algorithms with Ruby. However, these tasks are far more challenging to complete with Ruby, and better programming language options exist for these tasks.
Our Ruby Development Services
Our skilled team of Ruby developers handles every aspect of development, from project management to maintenance and support. However, discussing Ruby development services without including Ruby on Rails is difficult.
In some cases, using Ruby on Rails is the best way to execute a Ruby development project. Bear that in mind when reviewing our Ruby development offerings. At Koombea, a Rails developer is never far away. In addition, Ruby on Rails helps expand the capabilities of our Ruby offerings.
Full-Stack Web Development
Ruby can be used effectively for full-stack web development. Whether you want to build a web application, web server, or custom web services, Koombea’s full-stack developers can use Ruby to create a robust web product that will positively impact your business and position it for success.
In addition to full-stack development, your business can rest assured knowing that Koombea’s Ruby development team will also QA test, debug, and deploy your web product to ensure that it is a success.
Typical Ruby web projects businesses seek to build includes custom CMS, intranets, web portals, and other web apps. At Koombea, we have experience building and deploying these common web projects and more.
Rapid App Development
Rapid application development and prototyping are essential for startups and enterprises that want to test their ideas and deliver a workable solution to stakeholders and early adopters. Combining Ruby with Ruby on Rails enables developers to rapidly develop applications and test new ideas and features.
At Koombea, we understand the value of rapid application development. Agile is at the heart of all our development projects, whether we use Ruby or not. However, Ruby on Rails is the perfect solution for the adaptive principles of rapid application development.
Not only do we practice Agile development, but we also have extensive experience with Ruby on Rails. At Koombea, we are proud to deliver rapid application development services powered by the capabilities of Ruby on Rails.
Mobile App Development
Modern organizations need mobile apps. However, the path to developing a mobile application that delights users and drives business goals differs for every organization. While Ruby and Rails are generally considered web technologies, they can be used effectively to build mobile applications.
At Koombea, our Ruby experts can use Ruby on Rails to build your business a powerful hybrid application that can run on iOS or Android devices. Using Ruby on Rails to build a mobile application enables your business to develop its app faster than the alternatives and reach users on both major platforms.
At Koombea, we understand how important mobile application development is to the success of modern organizations. In addition to our team of Ruby development experts, we have a large mobile application development team that has experience building native applications for both iOS and Android. As a result, your business can feel confident building a mobile app using Ruby on Rails.
If your business wants to develop a custom eCommerce solution that doesn’t use popular eCommerce platforms, Ruby on Rails is a great development choice for these projects. At Koombea, we have a lot of eCommerce experience, both with major platforms like Shopify and custom development using technologies like Ruby on Rails.
Building a custom eCommerce solution with Ruby on Rails will give your organization complete control over its operations. You won’t have to worry about subscribing to a service plan, and you can create all of the custom features and business functions your organization requires.
Custom eCommerce development might not be the best choice for every business, but if your organization requires more customization and control than is offered by the popular eCommerce platforms, Koombea can help you build a robust eCommerce system utilizing Ruby on Rails and its modular development style.
Ongoing Maintenance and Support
Deployment is not the end of development. Unfortunately, too many organizations overlook the importance of ongoing software maintenance and support. At Koombea, we offer our services on an ongoing basis to ensure that your software maintains its performance level throughout its lifetime.
In addition, ongoing support can help your organization address any bugs that users or your organization may discover. Koombea’s Ruby developers will work to promptly address any support issues that arise with your software.
Koombea is here for your organization for the duration of its software lifecycle. In addition, when new technologies emerge, our Ruby developers can help your organization implement them in its current software.
Frequently Asked Questions
Despite Ruby’s popularity among developers and organizations, we still come across several common questions. To help you understand Ruby in greater detail, we have answered the questions we frequently come across below.
While Ruby and Ruby on Rails are closely related, they are not the same. Ruby is a programming language, and Ruby on Rails is a development framework built with Ruby. Ruby on Rails extends the capabilities of Ruby.
Ruby on Rails would not exist without Ruby. However, it should be noted that Ruby on Rails helped increase the popularity and developer interest in Ruby. Unfortunately, too many people use Ruby on Rails and Ruby interchangeably, which, while understandable, is incorrect.
Ruby predates Ruby on Rails. Therefore, you can use Ruby without using Ruby on Rails. You could generally use Ruby for anything you can accomplish with a scripting language like Python.
Ruby on Rails extends the capabilities of Ruby so effectively that most Ruby developers will use Rails to improve the development process, but it is not strictly necessary. Ruby on its own has limitations; therefore, it wouldn’t be an excellent choice for backend development without the addition of Ruby on Rails.
The short answer is yes. However, while it is possible to stumble through development using Ruby on Rails without any knowledge of Ruby, the end result would be ineffective. Interestingly, if you are interested in learning Ruby on Rails, but possess no prior Ruby knowledge, learning the framework can help you learn Ruby since it is built on the language.
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If you want to discuss any aspect of your organization’s technology with an experienced Ruby development team and business analyst, schedule a free consultation with one of our Ruby development experts. We would love to learn more about your business and introduce you to our Ruby developers, development, and consulting services.