WHAT IS RUBY?

Ruby is a fluent, open source programming language that is both simple and productive. It has a tasteful syntax that is highly-readable and easily written.

It goes along with many programming paradigms, amongst them functional, object-oriented, and imperative. It works with a dynamic type system and automatic memory management.

Since its release in 1995, Ruby’s audience has grown achieving worldwide popularity in 2006. It was made popular by the Ruby on Rails framework, a full-stack web framework of choice for many startups and coding amateurs

Ruby was created to emphasize human needs so its architecture is focused on programmer productivity and enjoyment, in the principles of good user interface design.

We have ample experience in handling Ruby development outsourcing projects for companies of all sizes, from startups to some of the biggest companies in the world. Our expert Ruby Delivery Teams can start delivering technology solutions and value immediately.

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THE BENEFITS OF USING RUBY

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Flexibility

Ruby admits alterations to its parts, which can be either removed or redefined altogether. Also, it allows developers to attach a closure to any method, describing how it should act. This closure is also called a block and it is one of the most popular features for newcomers to Ruby from other imperative languages like PHP or Visual Basic.
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Clarity

Different from other object-oriented languages, Ruby purposely only presents single inheritance. Plus, its interface focused orientation transforms Ruby in one of the most clear languages there is.
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Portability

It is developed mostly on GNU/Linux, but works on many types of UNIX, macOS, Windows, DOS, BeOS, OS/2.
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Readability

Ruby does not use variable declarations. Furthermore, everything is treated as an expression and executed imperatively. With simple naming conventions, it manages to designate the scope of variables. For this reason, it is easily understandable by beginners.

COMMON APPLICATIONS OF RUBY

Ruby is used in typical scripting language apps such as text processing and “glue” or middleware programs. There are libraries for building all types of applications with Ruby: XML parsers, GUI bindings, networking protocols, game libraries and more. Some other uses:

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    Command line tools

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    Web applications

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    Web servers

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    System utilities

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    Database work

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    Backups

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    Parsing

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    Simulations, explorations, and R&D

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    Developing programming support packages

WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS CAN BE DEVELOPED USING RUBY?

At BairesDev, we have developed several projects using Ruby. Here are some of them:

THE BENEFITS OF OUTSOURCING RUBY DEVELOPMENT

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High English Proficiency

High English Proficiency

According to the EF English Proficiency Index, some Latin American countries have overtaken India and China in language proficiency and all of them are climbing in English level, with Argentina at the region’s top. Your company can take advantage of bilingual developers and project managers to establish clear feedback cycles.

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Time Difference

Time Difference

Outsourcing hubs like India have a large time difference with North America, making it difficult to work on real-time projects. In Latin America, there is just a small 1-3 hours difference (ET), so briefings and project management are much faster and efficient.

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IT Talent Hubspot

IT Talent Hubspot

Stack Overflow provides statistics showing that there are more skilled programmers from Peru (24k), Colombia (21k), Chile (18k), Argentina (16k), and Brazil (14k) compared to other global IT hotspots like India (13k) and China (13k).

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Global Proximity

Global Proximity

A partner with offices located across Latin American countries, having face-to-face visits with your software development team becomes a possibility.

RUBY'S MOST USED FRAMEWORKS AND TOOLS

Ruby provides support for a wide variety of frameworks depending on the complexity or the size of the project. These are some of the most important:

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Jekyll

A blog-aware, static site generator in Ruby.
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Chef

Configuration management tool written in Ruby.
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Sinatra

A web application framework.
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Nancy

Is a web development microframework that took inspiration from other frameworks such as Cuba and Sinatra.
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Padrino

Is a “full” framework but it also strives to be as small, fast, and lightweight as possible.
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Ruby on Rails

Is an open-source web development framework which allows programmers to get a database-backed website up and running fast.
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Vagrant

A tool for building and distributing development environments.
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Hanami

A modern web framework for Ruby optimized for performance.
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Cuba

Is a microframework for web development originally inspired by Rum, a tiny but powerful mapper for Rack applications.
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Grape

Another Ruby framework that falls into the category of microframeworks, it is one of the newest Ruby frameworks.

WHAT NEW DEVELOPMENTS ARE EXPECTED FOR RUBY IN THE FUTURE?

With the newest Ruby release in December 2018, there have been performance improvements and new features, including a JIT (Just-In-Time) compiler. Also, Ruby on Rails 6 will be released soon to further facilitate web development.

Contact us and let us know about your company, your outsourcing needs, or your planned projects.