Getting Started with Ruby on Rails - Tutorial
Ruby on Rails or Rails, is a server side web application framework written in Ruby. Ruby on Rails' emergence in 2005 greatly influenced web app development and some of the biggest brands use it: AirBnB, GitHub, Bloomberg, Shopify, Crunchbase and Dribble. Over the past two decades, RoR has taken countless companies to millions of users and billions in market valuations.
There is a lot to discuss with this Ruby on Rails tutorial and we will look at just why it is so popular (especially for developer happiness), how you can learn Ruby on Rails software development , write beautiful, efficient code and maybe even jump start a new career.
H.E.L.P- this is the abbreviation you want to remember. It stands for: High level programming language - straight forward programming language. Easy to learn and understand - straight forward with tons of Ruby on Rails tutorial and learning materials readily available. Leveraging the community - lots of discussions and questions related to the processes of software development are answered in community forums, helping you progress if you have any blockers. Power - fast development, huge and active community, readily available tools and libraries, and strong adherence to best practice in software development.
What is Ruby on Rails?
Ruby on Rails (or Rails) is a web development framework that gives Rails developers a time saving method for writing code. This framework is a collection of code libraries that give app and web developers ready-made solutions for time consuming, repetitive tasks—things like building menus, tables, or forms on a website. Ruby is the programming language, while Rails extends the Ruby language and solves everyday problems so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. It is intimidating at first but when you learn deeper you will understand what H.E.L.P is all about. From development, testing & deploying, up to launching your product, Ruby on Rails is the go to when it comes to time efficiency and capacity. Having an established community supporting questions like: 'how to add authentication & authorization,’ or ‘how to deploy an RoR app in AWS or Heroku’, you will understand the end to end process in software development.
To fully understand the capability of Ruby on Rails in software development, you can read a previous article written by our CEO Mikel Lindsaar here.
How to learn Ruby on Rails? Our Tips!
We need to first understand the basics of developing a web application:
Understand Ruby before using Ruby on Rails
Join Ruby on Rails Communities
Ruby on Rails is backed by an active and huge community, who learn by doing and then actively help other developers. This is one of the many good traits of Ruby on Rails developers. Joining in will be beneficial for your own learning & the community itself because you get to understand Ruby on Rails on a deeper level with another developer’s perspective.
Ruby on Rails Frequently Asked Questions
Now that we have discussed what can be achieved and it is not really intimidating to learn Ruby on Rails. Let’s answer the commonly asked questions.
What is Ruby on Rails used for?
RoR is commonly used for developing and building websites and web applications - there are no limits to what you can achieve with Ruby on Rails!
How long does it take to learn Ruby on Rails?
It will all depend on your experience and background in programming generally. But in as little as 10-20 minutes you can set up your machine locally and say Hi to the world.
Is Ruby on Rails hard to learn?
I’m not being biased, I swear! H in H.E.L.P is High Level Programming language meaning it is straightforward and user friendly even for beginners. Even learning how to cook, play well in basketball, or even riding a bike takes time & courage to be good at them, but with readily available Ruby on Rails tutorials or forums you will have a headstart in software development.
Need help with your Ruby on Rails Web development?
reinteractive offers help and guidance with your journey in web development, from UX, design, up to deployment or even helping you manage your code or server! Startups all the way to enterprise trust us in designing, testing, developing, managing and monitoring their software.
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Webinars are our online portal for tips, tricks and lessons learned in everything we do. Make the most of this free resource to help you become a better developer.
The Ruby on Rails Installfest includes a full setup of your development environment and step-by-step instructions on how to build your first app hosted on Heroku. Over 1,800 attendees to date and counting.
The Ruby on Rails Development Hub is a monthly event where you will get the chance to spend time with our team and others in the community to improve and hone your Ruby on Rails skills.