What is Ruby on Rails? 

Ruby on Rails- is an open source framework for web development in Ruby, an object-oriented programming (OOP) language similar to Perl and Python.

What can Ruby on Rails do?

Ruby web development works for many projects, however it is a perfect choice if your site or app refers to one of the following categories:


What is an e-commerce website? An e-commerce website is a site that facilitate business or commercial transactions that involves transfer of information through the use of Internet.

Rails is considered as one of the most popular programming language nowadays that are used not just those startup companies but also different e-commerce sites. Most e-commerce sites choose to use Rails since it is an open source framework and with the presence of Ruby programming language, there’s an assurance that they could produce and distribute high quality outputs for their different clients and customers.  

Here are some of the e-commerce websites that are using RoR:

Shopify – develops computer software for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems.

shopify screenshot (1)Groupon – is an American worldwide e-commerce marketplace that offers activities, travel, goods and services in more than 28 countries.

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Fab – an e-commerce design website, dedicated in helping customers find fun and exciting product.

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Etsy offers handmade or vintage items and supplies

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Content Management

What is a content management system? A content management system is a software application or set of related programs that are used in creating and managing digital content. It is usually used to support a lot of user that are working in a collaborative area.  

If your website is supposed to demonstrate a lot of database-friendly content like articles, video and audio files then Ruby web development would be the best choice since it provides an easy navigation site as well as upload and manage essential content.

A content management system (CMS) is a set of technologies which helps in creating, managing or publishing content. CMS is getting popular nowadays since it provides an environment to manage essential content. In creating content management system, there are lots of programming languages that developers can use and Ruby on Rails is one of them. Ruby on Rails content management systems provides different kind of functionality which are important in managing websites easily.

Here are some of the RoR content management system that would inspire you to be more productive.

Radiant CMS– is an open source content management system designed for small teams which has an amazing features such as an elegant user interface and a first class extension/plugin system.

Comfortable Mexican Sofa – is a powerful micro-CMS that that takes minutes to get up and running.

Casein CMS– is a Rails gem that provides scaffolding generators and helper functions to quickly create a clean and minimal CRUD interface for your data.

Adva CMS– is a cutting edge open source application platform based on Ruby on Rails Engines

Webiva- is an open source Ruby on Rails content management system (CMS) which allow web professionals to build custom websites.

Locomotive CMS– is a beautiful open source content management system (CMS) that makes it super easy to develop and design exactly what your client needs.

Browser CMS– is another open source web content management system written in Ruby built as a Ruby on Rails. Its main goal is to serve three distinct user groups.

As outlined by Wikipedia:

  • Non-technical clients who need to maintain their website content.
  • Designers who want to build elegantly designed sites for clients with few constraints on their page layout and design.
  • Rails Developers who want a CMS that can be extended using common Rails conventions.

Refinery CMS– it is a base content management system and framework for easy building great websites.

Membership Sites

Rails is really a great choice for creating subscription sites, since membership and social networking options are already included in it. There are also plugins available, which can help resolve any task of social networking.



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