For the past decade, companies have invested much in technologies, getting plenty of advantages from them. Based on a poll done by Digital Intelligence Briefing: 2018 Digital Trends, 73% of company respondents believe that their skills are a mix of technology and digital marketing expertise. This trend is believed to continue to grow in the next 10 years.
Having these factors in mind, companies should pay more attention to web application development.
Ruby on Rails (ROR): how does it work?
Written in the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails is a framework widely used among programmers for the development of web and desktop applications. To help you save on hours of typing, Rails uses Ruby rather than SQL code.
The MVC (Model View Controller) type of framework is implemented in Ruby on Rails in which models store information, views display it and controllers act as intermediaries who control them.
The framework is specifically designed to be customized to suit the user’s needs. Additionally, ROR includes Gems, which are libraries and modules of Ruby programs organized in a standard format for installation in order to be used as plug-ins.
Ruby on Rails: what makes it so popular?
Even though Ruby on Rails has suffered a decline in popularity in recent years, due to the availability of other competitors, it has successfully stayed on the market for more than 15 years thanks to some key factors:
- Large audience
- Compatible with Content Management Systems (CMS)
- Businesses adopting Ruby on Rails
Ruby on Rails is the obvious choice if you need a quick release and simplicity for integrating the complex attributes with the web applications. Knowing that giant companies such as Hulu, Twitch.tv, Github, Imgur are still using ROR as their main framework for web development, which simply supports the fact of the vast popularity of the framework.
Additionally, with these scripting languages, you can also access animated graphics, photo slideshows, interactive shapes, and suggestions for auto text completions. JS is commonly used by Google search results and Facebook pages that load quicker and more.
Object-oriented programming system:
Ruby on Rails: object-oriented, dynamic, general scripting language.
- Programming language:
Ruby on Rails: mainly used for Back-end development.
Ruby on Rails: for building substantial CPU applications with fewer lines of code.
Ruby on Rails: time-consuming and slow.
Ruby on Rails: low scalability
Both languages provide various attributes, advantages as well as disadvantages. ROR was designed to run on web servers that are supporting CGI. Also, Ruby on Rails programming is used for frameworks such as MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and DB2.
To conclude, both languages attract their own users which mainly depends on the needs and business models the companies adopt. While ROR is mainly used for back-end development, JS is mainly used for front-end. If you take into consideration everything we said above, you could conclude that these two languages are not each other’s competitors and could be used to complete one another.