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Ruby on Rails Web App Development

What is Ruby on Rails?

"Convention over configuration" and "don’t repeat yourself" — once we heard those, we knew that from that moment on it would be our way of coding. We love Ruby on Rails. It’s optimized for programmer happiness and that means better software for everyone.

Ruby on Rails saves us time, so we can build applications faster. More than 5,000 people have already contributed to the development framework, showing support for the idea that building new software can be both quick and fun. Rails is focused on providing as simple and clear syntax for developers as possible.

Writing in popular languages can be frustrating at times and it’s understandable — unnecessary methods and a lot of code to create a simple solution is something that developers are struggling with everyday. Instead of focusing on business problems, we’re often too busy trying to apply a basic idea into reality, working with build blocks that require much effort.

Ruby on Rails is trying to solve many common problems in software development. Instead of creating the same service that is handling fetching data from the database over and over, ActiveRecord is a plug and play solution that is able to do it in minutes, using only a few lines of code. You want to send an email with a notification, have an admin panel to overview the data and be able to update the necessary information? Same thing, this problem was already solved and is part of the Ruby on Rails framework — so developers can implement it using small amounts of code and focus on what they really like — solving new problems.

Every app is different, so custom software development requires us to build things that were never implemented before. This doesn’t mean that we have to start from scratch though — the Ruby on Rails developers community is very active and also very open. Weshare knowledge and code using plugins called gems, and there are tens of thousands of them. When building things like authentication, role management, connecting to APIs and async processing, although they’re custom for each application, we can still use some of the open source code support to speed up development.

Solid foundation of Ruby on Rails also allows custom software development without worrying about underlying problems with security, bugs and scaling. Core pieces of software were already reviewed by thousands of developers, so all that’s left for our strong technical team is defining the business logic layer and building a great product.

Thanks to the structured system of implementing new features, the possibilities of Ruby on Rails in web development are limitless. It’s an efficient framework built for rapid development — something appreciated not only by clients — Ruby on Rails developers love it too!

What can you can build in Ruby on Rails?

We are not an ordinary Ruby on Rails company — our aim is to deliver great products and in order to accomplish that, we work with most current technology stack. By using the latest versions of Ruby 2.7+ and Rails 5.2+, we make sure to use all framework updates that the open source community has been preparing in recent months.

Modern applications look very different from the ones from a few years ago, so infrastructure plays an increasingly big role in the planning and development of recent tools. Automated scaling provided by Kubernetes on Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services is crucial when optimizing for applications that are expecting huge differences in traffic. The use of Ruby on Rails in web development is very beneficial, as its framework is created with backend in mind.

Many applications start from something simple. Aggregating data from users, then trying to process it efficiently and then preparing some output data, notifications and payments. Usually each segment looks very differently in different tools. Sometimes the aggregation of information is actually very complex, requires integrating with an external API for collecting voice information or bank data.

The next step can be even more challenging, with data analysis where custom AI machine learning models need to be prepared and trained. In other scenarios, it’s analysing information provided by tools like Google Cloud Bigtable or Amazon Web Services Redshift — they are great for providing useful data from huge databases.

After the data is all processed and ready, there’s another big step - pushing it all out to the users. Depending on the scale of the application, communication with end users can happen in multiple ways. We’re working with chatbots provided by Google Cloud Dialogflow - so Facebook and Google Hangouts, but also push notifications, SMS and of course mass email delivery services.

Our Ruby on Rails Development Team

We integrate our Ruby on Rails team with the client’s team processes. Conversation is one of our most important values and a habit we support on every stage of our development process. Conversation is executed through digital tooling, so the context is never lost.

Our Ruby on Rails development team communicates regarding the code using Github Review function, where we debate over implementations of the new features into a bigger codebase. We love pair programming, so it’s common to see us together trying to figure out the best solution to a problem when developing a Ruby on Rails application.

As a Ruby on Rails development company, we use Slack as a chat (where we can share the code with neat formatting — ready to paste into a code editor) and Jira for detailing each step of our work. Ruby on Rails developers are following task progress and reviews in CodeClimate, that is also providing automated feedback for the common security issues and syntax updates. Building applications with Ruby on Rails in mind wouldn’t be complete without constant monitoring of logs and issues, which in our case is handled by Google Stackdriver — a very reliable tool that helps with Ruby on Rails web development.

MyFoodOffice

Petricore

Siemens SimplyLease

Lexolve by Lawbotics

MyFoodOffice

MyFoodOffice approached us with the task of building their product declarations app. We sat down with the team, created a juicy design and then focused on creating a database architecture which would be ready for serious post-launch scaling.

Petricore

Petricore Group is a provider of oil industry quality services. Petricore needed to design and build a secure-by-design network of cloud services that improve research communication. We had to understand the whole geo-research process, map out the information flows and find a way to optimize the collaboration processes.

Siemens SimplyLease

So far, we’ve built 3 products for Siemens which were preceded by dozens of prototypes and even more ideas needed to be tested. The most important product built is called SimplyLease Online. It is a comprehensive cloud-based financial platform.

Lexolve by Lawbotics

Lawbotics wanted to solve everyday legal issues with an easy-to-use online tool that creates, sends, and tracks legal documents in one intuitive and easy-to-use platform.

MyFoodOffice
MyFoodOffice
MyFoodOffice
MyFoodOffice
MyFoodOffice
MyFoodOffice
MyFoodOffice
Petricore
Petricore
Petricore
Petricore
Petricore
Siemens
Siemens
Siemens
Siemens
Lexolve
Lexolve

We're proud to have worked with amazing clients

We are a full-service product house with offices in Poland. Our clients are large corporations and scaling startups. As a group of start-up teams and individual developers to hire, we’re with you from the start and we stay with you until you reach your business goals. Once we jump on board, your success is our finish line.