As you might be knowing that i and my team are truly big fans and hadly concentrating on PHP, WordPress, Angular, React, NodeJS and we’re occupied Ruby on Rails or RoR in small scale and in one-way you can assume that we’re not a big fan of RoR. The reason why i’m writing this blog post is that i have been keep hearing that Ruby on Rails is dead here and there and thought to do some research on it and write a post on it and to inform to the people that it is not dead yet and it won’t either. Even in the recent past we heard about that “is PHP dead” and even about other languages as well. And trust in the near future we might see that people will cry and say that “Python is dead” or even “Node is dead”.
Well my answer to this question is that Ruby on Rails is not dead. Breath a deep sigh, and relax and move on knowing that Ruby on Rails is strong and growing. Well you should know that Rails is not that so popular choice for framework for writing new web apps and we believe that still Rails is a great framework to quickly develop a scalable applications even by having a small team.
Till now it woked absolutley fine and it satisfied many of Ruby on Rails developers when it comes to the performance, stability and working on the way it was supposed to work of their apps. And even still it’s in the top league on the various services as it was built to simplify web and API development, allowing developers to focus on more complex work. And you might be knowing that Ruby on Rails is one such place where people have really innovated in software testing tools.
Rails was designed for rapid web application development, which makes it an ideal tool for a web-based startup and it is supported by a large, active community that contributes open-source libraries and extensions to Rails, accelerating your engineering efforts further since you can re-use code to solve common engineering challenges (like user logins). People in the Rails community also tend to care a lot about “how” they work in addition to “what” they work on and what tools they use. These folks are helpful to a young startup that needs to define its engineering process.
Well based on the recent Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2017, Ruby is still a popular language for web development, and you can see it is used by 11.1% of survey respondants. Ruby on Rails has a large and inclusive community behind it and it powers some of today’s most popular web applications, many of whom contribute to the development of Gems and actively participate in the Rails community.
Here are some of the most popular sites who are using Ruby on Rails including
Shopify | GitHub (Git Repos) | Dribble | Airbnb | Bleacher Report | Goodreads | Hulu
| SlideShare | Themeforest | Zendesk and many others.
As you can see, some of today’s most popular web applications have been built on the Ruby on Rails framework and future applications will continue to use this long lasting framework. Even we at Themesfinity we would like to continue our work for clients projects by using Ruby on Rails. For startups and young companies it’s the go-to programming language to learn, so get coding!
So there is no need to worry anything about Ruby, and a platform like Rails, won’t just up and die like the way someone is thinking up. It will probably be with us for years.