We recently covered an article on the major benefits of Ruby on Rails. You may want to read a little bit more about it if you are still trying to get your feet wet with this programming language. You will find some of the most compelling reasons that people use Ruby, which may inspire you to give it a try yourself.
What is Ruby and Why Do Programmers Use it?
Ruby is a programming language. It is primarily used to create websites, but has a number of other applications as well. It is a high-level language, that is, its expression is adapted to the human cognitive capacity, rather than the executive capacity of machines. Its creator, Yukihiro Matsumoto, thought mainly about how people could be productive and have fun while writing code. It has become very popular and has been used by major companies like Shopify to offer better value to their customers.
If you have a working knowledge of Ruby, then you may be looking to explore new hacks of the interface. This can help you get more out of the language, so you can make it more powerful. One of the ways that you can do this is with the where command.
Rails is a working environment for Ruby. It makes everything easy. Every time you want to build a project, Rails creates a folder structure in which you can organize all the code. There are also gems: packages of code prepared by other people that you can use in your projects as they provide common functionality.
I’ve written the command to create a new project and Rails has generated all these.
A Major Ruby Project with the Where Command
After installing Ruby and Rails on your computer, you can create a project with the where “demo” is the name of the project. You could put project cool instead of demo. Open in a browser the address http://localhost:3000/ and you can check that you already have a server running on your computer, the folder structure and even a sample website to get started.
Once the project is created and the server is started, you have a sample website running locally
Once the project is created and the server is started, you already have a sample website running locally
To put it another way: you have all the scaffolding in place to start building. As you write code, you can update the screen and see the changes. Once the website is ready, you just have to migrate the folders and databases to the final server.
You’d also need to know more about Ruby (which is an interpreted, object-oriented, reflective language) or Rails (which works with MVC, the model-view-controller architecture, which prefers convention over configuration)… but I think all of the above is as close as you can get to a rough idea.
We hope these insights were useful. We will be sharing more articles on Ruby if you want to scale your production and get more from the interface. If you have any requests for articles on Ruby, please don’t hesitate to share your questions. We will do our best to look into them and answer them in a timely manner.