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If you’re following the trends in Ruby on Rails, you’ve probably heard the word ‘service’ a few times, or perhaps even encountered it in code that lives in the app/services directory. In this post I’ll try to clarify what a service is, when it’s useful, and the different kinds of services I’ve used previously.
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Python and Ruby. Two established and widely used programming languages for developing websites and web apps. Both technologies can be used to build and manage sites and applications of any complexity and functionality. YouTube and Google, for instance, were both built using Python. Pretty impressive, right? Absolutely – but some awesome sites have been built with Ruby, too, such as Twitter (originally), Groupon, GitHub, and Hulu.
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Behind every great product stands a long story of very hard but yet right decisions. Right after the question “What should we do?” comes another important question: “How should we do that?”. We’re not able to make this decision for you, because there are so many ways and tools for implementing things that it’s impossible to even know all of them. But we will try to help you just a little and compare two of the available technologies you can use in your next web application: Ruby on Rails and Laravel.
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Ruby on Rails provides an excellent development ecosystem for building performant web applications. It’s fast, reliable and supported by a massive community of talented Ruby on Rails developers. We have leveraged this technology in most of our web development projects, giving our clients the best solutions on the market. We’re not the only company using RoR – Airbnb, GitHub, SlideShare, Dribbble, Bloomberg, CrunchBase, and Shopify (to name a few) have also trusted Ruby on Rails and used it in their applications.
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Although it was created over two decades ago, Ruby still ranks among the top 10 most popular languages in the tech industry. It owes its popularity to the Ruby on Rails (RoR) framework that for the last 10 years offered developers access to an impressive library of features and a vibrant community.
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Rising Sun Energy Center is a non-profit organization based in Berkeley, California that runs programs addressing climate change and reducing unemployment. The company were looking for a Ruby on Rails development company to help them update and improve an application managing one of their key programs: the Green HouseCall service.
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How to hire a great Ruby on Rails developer is the primary concern for those who want to build applications in this popular framework. From mastering hard skills such as writing clean code or object-oriented programming to knowing the most popular tools such as Git, RSpec and their text editor of choice inside out.
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We love using Ruby On Rails in Netguru. It’s our framework of choice in most cases. We know its best and worst aspects, and we feel comfortable using it. That said, we're aware that there are other Ruby frameworks worth looking at. Today, we want to show you Hanami – an alternative to RoR.
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The decision of what tools you use for any task tends to have a huge impact on your work, time and final results. Before using the most popular solution, it’s a good idea to do at least basic research on your other options. I’ll show you a good alternative for many CMS apps built in Ruby – RefineryCMS. You might find basic information on the subject in our previous article, CMS Comparison for Rails App, but this time I’ll go into more details and answer the following question: ‘is Refinery worth using at all?’ How can we compare it to the most popular competitors like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal?
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Ruby is the main language we use for web development at Netguru. It’s already solid on its own, but gets even better with Ruby on Rails - a great framework that had a major influence on web development. Still, life goes on and the whole tech industry keeps moving forward. New languages are invented, new frameworks are created and different architectures gain popularity. The Ruby community is looking towards Elixir, a language based on the Erlang VM - the language that helped WhatsApp build their product. As an app owner, you’re probably wondering which language to choose for your new project. This article aims to shed some light on the pros and cons of both Ruby and Elixir.
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