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What is Ruby on Rails?

Ruby on Rails is a server-side web application framework written in Ruby under the MIT License. Rails is a model–view–controller (MVC) framework, providing default structures for a database, a web service, and web pages. It encourages and facilitates the use of web standards such as JSON or XML for data transfer, and HTML, CSS and JavaScript for display and user interfacing. In addition to MVC, Rails emphasizes the use of other well-known software engineering patterns and paradigms, including convention over configuration (CoC), don’t repeat yourself (DRY), and the active record pattern.

Technical Overview

Ruby on Rails has been around since 2005, initially Rails seemed unable to make quite an impact on web development but the innovation of Rails 5 which is characterized with ease and variety of features within its framework is rapidly making it a favourite with web developers. These features include Turbolinks 5 and Action-Cable.

Turbolinks 5 allow you to create single page applications directly from the Rails stack. No need for client-side JavaScript frameworks.

Ruby on Rails is often installed using RubyGems, a package installer manager which is included with current versions of Ruby. Many free Unix-like systems also support installation of Ruby on Rails and its dependencies through their native package management system.

Ruby on Rails is most commonly not connected to the Internet directly, but through some front-end web server. It runs on Lighttpd, Apache, Cherokee, Hiawatha, Nginx and many others. Ruby is also supported natively on the IBM.

Ruby on Rails is typically deployed with a database server such as MySQL or PostgreSQL, and a web server such as Apache running the Phusion Passenger module.

With performance enhancements and improved aesthetic flexibilities, Ruby on Rails 5 allows web developers to focus more on the overall appearance of the website whilst the framework itself fiddles around with all the behind-the-scenes messiness.

In other words, it makes work easier and faster for web developers and web designers. It handles the back-end development of a website on its own without any necessary control by the admin.

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