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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 consulting service 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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Lead time (in terms of Lean Management) is a crucial KPI which might decide if a startup succeeds or not. Audience feedback and the first revenue (however low) are essential for the new companies. Creating a prototype which allows validating your idea shortly is crucial. This enables taking the right direction for further development. That’s why, the speed of software development is really important. Less time spent on coding means faster user feedback cycle and smaller development costs.
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At some point, you will have to decide where to host your amazing RoR application. Choosing between dozens of excellent hosting providers might not be so easy. Choosing each provider will have its own trade-offs in terms of price, deployment and configuration flexibility, and scalability to name a few. To make your choice easier, we have compared eight major RoR hosting providers. Depending on your application requirements and budget, you can make the right choice using our description of key strengths and weaknesses of these hosting providers.
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Refactoring means, in simplest possible terms, improving existing code without changing its functionality. It’s all about code quality and optimisation, not product redesign. Users never see the changes. So why do it? Because ultimately, refactoring can prevent your app from generating huge upkeep costs and, as a result, make your business more successful.
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A lot of businesses decide to start a collaboration with an external Ruby on Rails consulting. As using remote support is becoming more and more popular in different businesses, it is crucial for stakeholders to understand both the opportunities and the potential risks of such an approach, and to be able to verify the skill and experience level of a software development agency.
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Ruby on Rails and Django are both perfect frameworks for web development. The things that they have in common range from programming language similarities (Ruby, for Rails, and Python, for Django, are both object-oriented and dynamically-typed) to performance (which is specific for each project). It’s safe to say they are like twins, differing only in the language used under the hood and the applied philosophies, each born in a different ecosystem. So, how do you choose one over the other?
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Building an in-house team can be quite a challenge. That’s why remote development teams are gaining popularity, and more companies use services of Ruby on Rails consulting agencies. It’s an attractive alternative, but if you want everything to go smoothly, make sure that you prepare yourself before you start cooperation. Communication and transparency are crucial in Ruby on Rails consulting and development. Following certain rules will help you solve all potential problems, manage workflow, and keep all issues under control. Before the setup, you should learn a little bit about the technology so that you can understand your team better and streamline the process.
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Machine Learning is a trending field of Computer Science turning computer’s computations into a new level and giving a number of unique opportunities. It’s getting more and more popular, and it’s common for modern web application as well as services, such as Netflix, Spotify, Amazon.com and Facebook. Machine Learning is a good solution for apps based on recommendations or some kind of predictions. If you want to build such apps, you will need an efficient backend technology to support it. Is Ruby on Rails the right choice?
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