Rails has come out of the phase of dismissive skepticism and have received acceptance from the developer community. Other framework advocates have been targeting Rails saying that it’s a toy that can’t scale, produces bad code and won’t work beyond the simplest of applications. But the reality is quite different and the examples are from credible sources that address the ability of Rails to offer solutions for high-performing web deployments.

Some Observations

  • Comparative reports have suggested that Rails scores over other frameworks in terms of Development speed and Maintainability.
  • Ruby as a language of choice is gaining popularity and is moving upwards in terms of adoption and the movement is predominant in the last one year
  • Basecamp, amazon, 43things, shopify, strongspace are few examples of RoR’s success.