Rails changed the basic economics of web application development.
Rails is focused & made for the web
Rails is made for doing one thing well: building web applications. From simple websites to ERP implementations, Rails does it all well.
Rails saves time & money
Rails is open-source (MIT license) and platform-independent (MAC, PC or Linux). Compared to other languages, Rails uses far less code to accomplish the same functionality. Leaner code means easier to maintain. Less code = less development time = less $$$.
Rails Agility = Flexibility
Business plans change abruptly – no problem. You can stay nimble and agile by using Rails. Rails is database agnostic. Switch databases quickly and easily. Keep your technical debt low even while changing features often. Deployments are made easy and work seamlessly with the agile process.
Strong Rails Community
Rails has a large community of contributors which means that there are always new gems (RoR speak for plug-ins and modules), and engines made available.
Get started fast on Rails
Rails speeds up your ‘go to market’ strategy. If you are trying to get a product out fast, Rails is key. Put up your first framework in less than a day.
Rails quality baked-in
Rails has ’baked-in testing’. That means built-in support to set up automated tests: unit tests, functional tests and integration tests. That makes quality control and quality assurance testing less time-consuming and ensures delivery of rock-solid code – products that you can depend upon. Test-Driven Development (TDD) is key in Rails and agile.
Rails loved by designers
Add your branding or UI design easily, even if your in-house designers have never touched Rails. Rails is easy to read and uses the model-view-controller design pattern which has separate views of the work-in-progress, making styling your website (CSS) simple ‘out-of-the-box.’ Rails development community defines, agrees and supports conventions about how web applications should be built, which makes it easier for any Rails developer to be able to get ‘up to speed’ faster on an existing Rails project.
Rails Mobile Apps Integration made easy
Rails integration with other apps is effortless: build APIs to access SaaS, ERP, or mobile.