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Although it seems like we’re light-years from where we began, IT is still very much so in its infancy. As we move forward from here, the matrix will continue to grow and specialize. One framework in particular has demonstrated its resilience time and time again. This framework is Ruby on Rails – a trailblazer in the coding community. Developers now have the opportunity to align development tools with project parameters, easing the process and accelerating time to market, but a large majority are loyal to Ruby on Rails.
Ruby on Rails (RoR) is an open source, web development framework that supports rapid website and application development by simplifying rote tasks. The appeal of Ruby on Rails are the rails, so to speak, the structural integrity of the conventions. Conventions mitigate repetitive configuration. RoR takes the most arduous tasks related to coding and assuages them with preassembled templates.
Since its inception in early 2000’s, Ruby on Rails has carried many big name applications onto victory, including Shopify, Airbnb, and SoundCloud. There’s no question as to whether the framework has made waves within the developer community, influencing all tools that have come after. This is not to say that it has antiquated in the wake of frenetic advancements in technology. It has remained relevant through continual development and frequent updates.
James Duncan Davidson, creator of the Tomcat webserver