Ruby is a programming language developed 20 years ago by Yukihiro Matsumoto and quickly gained popularity because of its simple open-source code, scalability, and security. That means that you can quickly build something from scratch using fewer code lines and making fewer bugs.

 

In 2015 interest in learning Ruby increased by 20% and is expected to grow as Ruby has a steady inflow of newcomers, which broaden its community a lot. The main reason for it is the language being innovated, demanding and used by major companies. For example, there are over 970 Ruby projects on Github that have over 500 stars. Ruby is the main language of the companies Hulu, AngelList, Twitch, Airbnb. Moreover, knowledge of Ruby increases the chances to get a job, as it is believed that a programmer who writes on Ruby is experienced enough in other languages as well.

 

Considering above-mentioned factors, there are no wonders that Ruby ranks among the top ten most popular languages, and largely due to the popularity of Rails. Rails is a software library that extends Ruby. Created by David Heinemeier Hansson, it is known as Ruby on Rails. Rails establishes conventions for easier collaboration and maintenance.

 

Ruby is known among programmers for simple syntax not overloaded with punctuation. Compared to Java, Ruby uses less code to create basic structures such as data fields. It is a modern language, which uses metaprogramming and, consequently, makes it easier to develop ‘domain specific language’, that is, customizes Ruby for a particular set of uses.

 

Automated testing

Finding a bug at an early stage of the development will save money and efforts. Bugs do happen regularly and they could potentially cause harm to a business. Ruby offers test suit in place, so a developer will be alerted to the new bug as soon as it is defined. Ruby on Rails framework will automatically generate a corresponding test file for every code file created. It offers CircleCL tool, which emails developers team each time the test fails.

 

Interaction with the outside world.

Nowadays it is impossible to avoid interaction. For example, one business owns mobile app which uses data from another web-site and on the contrary. Just like twitter and Facebook do. In this case, Rails is a RESTful framework. In laymen`s terms, Ruby on Rails is Representational State Transfer, which builds a REST API surprisingly painless and enables interaction with outside world cheaper and faster.

 

Large Community

Ruby community is large and constantly growing. Software developers do not like to duplicate their efforts. Every single problem must be discussed and a solution must be found quickly. That is why online communities like GitHub and StackOverflow will always there for you to find the way out of the problem.

To sum up, Ruby is a fast and easy way to create an app or web-site. It remains most-taught programming language and a crucial factor in tech startup boom. In order not to be in the arrears of IT revolution, it is worth to get acquainted with Ruby on Rails and its large community.

 

Automated testing

Finding a bug at an early stage of the development will save money and efforts. Bugs do happen regularly and they could potentially cause harm to a business. Ruby offers test suit in place, so a developer will be alerted to the new bug as soon as it is defined. Ruby on Rails framework will automatically generate a corresponding test file for every code file created. It offers CircleCL tool, which emails developers team each time the test fails.

 

Interaction with the outside world.

Nowadays it is impossible to avoid interaction. For example one business owns mobile app which uses data from another web-site and on the contrary. Just like twitter and Facebook do. In this case Rails is RESTful framework. In laymen`s terms, Ruby on Rails is Representational State Transfer, which builds a REST API surprisingly painless and enables interaction with outside world cheaper and faster.

 

Large Community

Ruby community is large and constantly growing. Software developers do not like to duplicate their efforts. Every single problem must be discussed and a solution must be found quickly. That is why, online communities like GitHub and StackOverflow will always there for you to find the way out of problem.

 

To sum up, Ruby is fast and easy way to create an app or web-site. It remains most-taught programming language and crucial factor in tech startup boom. In order not to be in the arrears of IT revolution, it is worth to get acquainted with Ruby on Rails and its large community.