What is Rails?

Is a server-side web application framework written in Ruby under the MIT License. Rails is a model–view–controller (MVC) framework, providing default structures for a database, a web service, and web pages. It encourages and facilitates the use of web standards such as JSON or XML for data transfer, and HTML, CSS and JavaScript for display and user interfacing. In addition to MVC, Rails emphasizes the use of other well-known software engineering patterns and paradigms, including convention over configuration (CoC), don't repeat yourself (DRY), and the active record pattern.

Why Rails?

Ruby is one of the most expressive languages we have today, it reads like English, and even we can use this expressiveness to involve product owners in our testing process easier.

Rails offer a great developer experience along with a boost in their productivity based on both how easy is to build functionality along with how easy is to test it.

Rails allow us to deliver fast, secure and maintainable application quickly; this is the reason why is our stack of choice for most of our web projects.

When we use Rails?

  • When we need a Minimum Viable Products that need to reach market fast.
  • When we need to create fast, stable and secure CRUD applications.
  • When we need to build REST or GraphQL APIs.