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Best Sites Built with Ruby on Rails


Despite being a general-purpose programming language, Ruby makes it easier for programmers to write custom web applications based on varied business requirements. The developers can further accelerate custom web application development by taking advantage of several open source web frameworks for Ruby programming language. But a large percentage of Ruby programmers prefer Ruby on Rails to other web frameworks.

Like other modern web frameworks, Ruby on Rails (RoR) also supports model-view-controller (MVC) architecture. Hence, it becomes easier for developers to build and maintain large websites and web applications by dividing their components into three layers. 


 At the same time, the features and tools provided by RoR enable developers to build custom web applications without writing additional code.  Each new version of RoR further simplifies custom application development by providing several new and improved gems.  The developers can use RoR to build a wide variety of websites and web frameworks — ecommerce websites, social networking platforms and custom database solutions.  The effectiveness of the popular web framework can be determined from the fact that it is currently being used by several high-traffic and popular websites.


High Traffic Websites Built with Ruby on Rails Twitter The online news and social networking site was originally developed with RoR. Twitter was using RoR at the time of its launch in 2004. But the site subsequently moved some of its backend services to Java and Scala citing scalability issues. Twitter still used RoR for its front-end or user-interface layer.

Shopify The widely used ecommerce solution uses RoR to accelerate web store development. Shopify even allows developers to avail a number of libraries and services based on RoR. For instance, the developers can use the Rails Engine and generators to build RoR applications with Sopify API. Sopify even highlights various aspects of its POS App SDK by publishing a POS embedded application that uses RoR.


Basecamp The web-based project management tool has been evolving consistently to enable users to manage large and complex projects efficiently. Basecamp initially created RoR as an open source web application framework for internal use. Also, it was built with RoR at the time of its commercial release in 2004.

Hulu The hugely popular subscription video on demand service was designed on top of RoR. However, the popular site uses a number of frontend web frameworks in addition to RoR. But it still used RoR for its backend.


Internet Yellow Pages The online business directory was originally developers as a RoR-based web application. At present, it is one of the larger websites built with RoR. GitHub The web-based hosting service for version control is currently being used by thousands of software developers on a daily basis to store and share computer code. GitHub is one of those high-traffic websites that were originally built with RoR. It still relies on RoR applications to process a large number of requests quickly and efficiently.


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Best sites built with ruby on rails  

Despite being a general-purpose programming language, Ruby makes it easier for programmers to write custom web applications based on varied...

Best sites built with ruby on rails  

Despite being a general-purpose programming language, Ruby makes it easier for programmers to write custom web applications based on varied...

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