Ruby on Rails framework is considered as one of the most talk about framework nowadays. Most of the startup companies uses Rails because they believe that this is a well-supported and flexible framework that would fit for their team. Twitter is one the successful and very known app that uses Ruby on Rails in building their website.

In this article, you’ll learn more about the benefits of using Ruby on Rails for your business and motivate you to establish your own startup using Ruby on Rails.

Ruby on Rails is Time-efficient

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Many startup companies are having a hard time choosing the best framework that their team should use. But with the help of RoR, they realized that this is the best choice that would fit for their startup team.

Most startup companies uses Ruby on Rails since it is considered as the fastest way in developing web applications. As stated by Ruby Garage  on one of their blog post, “Ruby on Rails contains a lot of ready-made plugins and modules that gives the developer the easy way in writing the code of the app that they are building. Ruby on Rails has also proven that they’re building web applications 30 to 40% faster than teams using other frameworks and programming languages.”

Ruby on Rails is Cost-effective

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Some of the startup companies are experiencing problems during the development process of their projects due to time and money. But by using Ruby on Rails, it could help to save money, since it is an open source of framework and 100% free. This is the one big advantage why this framework is the top choice for a startup team. Another reason is the RoR framework contains selection of gems which help RoR developers create an quality output without sacrificing a lot of their time and effort in the development process. 

Ruby on Rails is about Quality

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Every startup company is really trying their best to produce high quality projects or output without bugs and issues that could disappoint their future end-users. Ruby on Rails framework develops a 0% bugs in the development process. They also have the Minitest tool that is built into the Rails core that is used in comprehensive testing that gives them a lot of essential features. RoR is also encouraging to use Test driven development (TDD) approach- is a software development process that relies on the repetition of a very short development cycle and Behavior driven development  (BDD) approach- is a software development process that emerged from test driven development. Through using these two approaches, this will be a great advantage for them in making sure that they are producing the high quality output for their different clients.

Ruby on Rails is Scalable

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In building your IT startup, you must also consider your output’s scalability. Scalability is the capacity to increase your output or services under an expanding workload. One main goal of a mobile application is to get lot of visitors. This the reason why startup companies should be ready and make sure that their website can accommodate with all the visitors that they need to attract.

Here are some list of successful startups that are using Ruby on Rails:

  • Codecademy — an online learning platform for beginner level programming tutorials
  • Freshdesk — a customer relations startup based out of India
  • Github — collaborative coding
  • 37Signals (these guys created RoR) — company behind Basecamp
  • DoAttend — online event registration service
  • Upworthy — social content aggregators


Scalability of your work does not only depend on the framework being used. The deployment tactics and system has also an essential role in scaling an application. RoR is the best framework since it has the prominent scaling potential.

Ruby on Rails is Supported

Rails has a lot of  blogs, books, meetups, and conferences in the programming world.

Ruby on Rails is Secure

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Using Ruby on Rails will not just give a high quality output but this will also help you get the security you need in doing your web applications. There are security features built into the Ruby on Rails framework and enabled by default. Using RoR also means following the Security Development Lifecycle, which is a complex security assurance process.

RoR could be considered as more advanced technology for creating online products compared to other programming languages or technologies. Ruby on Rails has proven that they’re not just an awesome technology but they also make sure that their users will have an effective work process and will have the ability to produce a high quality output.



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