Ruby development

Ruby is an interpreted multi-paradigm programming language: dynamic, object-oriented, reflective, imperative, functional. Ruby on rails is actively used by web development companies and in system administration.
Ruby has a multithreading implementation, strict dynamic typing, garbage collection and many other features. The language is similar in syntax to Perl and Eiffel, in object-oriented approach – to Smalltalk. Also, some features of the language are taken from Python, Lisp, Dylan, and Clu. Ruby was developed on Linux, but it works on many versions of Unix, DOS, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, BeOS, OS / 2, etc.

Brief history

Ruby began to be developed in early 1993 and was published in late 1995, the creator of Ruby, Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz)

In Japan, Ruby has become popular since the first available version appeared in 1995, and in 1997 the description of Ruby in English appeared. The ruby-talk forum opened in 1998. Since then, Ruby began the march around the world. Ruby is now included in Linux, and also available for users of other operating systems.

Competitive Edge

Mostly, when we speak about Ruby, we also mean the framework, which is inextricably linked to language – Ruby on rails, that’s widely spread among specialists of web development. There are lots of reasons why it is so popular. Companies are using Ruby on rails because of…

Maintainability of the code

When we began development of software for customers on Ruby, we realize that the software should be maintained, developed and operated for many years to come. For us, this means that the code we write has to be read and understood. So, if you want your services to be developed well, you should use Ruby.

Of course, the best is the code, which we do not even have to write. So we can access a Ruby Gem. The code, which we then write to represent individual requirements, benefits from the strong and clear syntax offered by the programming language Ruby. On the one hand, this is due to the high degree of object orientation in the language. Unlike most other languages, in Ruby on rails development everything is an object. Programs are thus more consistent and refactorings can be done more easily. On the other hand, techniques such as meta-programming also allow us to describe a lot of functionality compared to other languages. The ability to formulate condensed code intelligibly enables us to write efficient, maintainable software in the long term. That’s why you should use Ruby, when lots of agencies work on your project.

Maintainability of projects

Bugs are eliminated and new developments in research and industry are introduced. These processes are very important and help ensure that a language like Ruby and the Gems used continue to provide the fastest, most robust software development possible. Over time, the Ruby ecosystem has produced tools that make it much easier to maintain Ruby projects, even over a longer period of time.

There is, for example, the RVM. This tool is used to manage different Ruby environments, including interpreters and gems under one operating system. Another example is Bundler, for automatically managing and installing Gem dependencies.

High flexibility of Ruby

The programming language Ruby is popular because of its simple conception. It can be used on Linux distributions as well as on UNIX systems, on macOS devices as well as on Windows, DOS, BeOS and OS / 2.

Most supporters of the programming language are enthusiastic about the relatively simple programming. So the code should be readable for anyone who is familiar with one of the modern programming languages.

The spread of ruby

Thanks to its great flexibility, Ruby is used in many different applications. Ruby is most often found in the area of web server scripting languages, where Ruby is mainly represented by the framework “Ruby on rails”. In addition, Ruby is used as a scripting language in server applications and thus replaces comprehensive bash scripts in many projects and convinces with its flexible syntax.

Ruby is a dynamic language. Unlike static languages (C ++ or Java) methods and variables in Ruby can be added or redefined during program execution. Here, development on Ruby is similar to languages like Lisp and Smalltalk.

The basic principles of developing on Rails are:

  1. DRY (Do not repeat yourself) is one of the principles that has become popular in the context of software object-oriented design, especially in development on Ruby. With this principle, it should be expressed that code repetitions should be avoided: identified software functions have to be formulated only once in the code.
  2. Automated testing – RoR comes with tools for conducting fully automatic modular, integration, and functional testing, while the Ruby on Rails ideology suggests using Test Driven Development (TDD) methods.
  3. Convention over configuration – Due to a high degree of specifications and guidelines, the effort required by the configuration must be kept to a minimum. This is a very important aspect of agile software development. The user should not spend a lot of time configuring or setting up the work environment, but can create or edit an existing project directly, easily and quickly.

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