So you want or need to build an application in Ruby on Rails? You’re not alone. Nowadays, more than half a million websites are using Ruby on Rails. Among them are some great websites like Airbnb and Shopify. Maybe your website will be the next great RoR thing and in order to get you there, here are something things you should know.
Rails is a complete, multi-level framework for building Web applications that use databases, which is based on the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture. Finding a developer in such a specialized area is not always easy but here are a few tips, outside of the obvious skill set, for finding the best of the best in RoR development.
Communication might not seem that important but it is
Software developers mostly work in teams so excellent communication skills are imperative. Good RoR developers should be open to code review and willing to discuss their work and its possible flaws, accept suggestions, share their knowledge and ask for help if they need it. Communication with the client is also important. Miscommunication of expectations and misinterpretation of work can lead to a world of problems.
Birds of a feather
Different forums and online communities are spots where RoR engineers can discuss various issues related to RoR. If you have developers in mind, seek them out online and see if they are name dropped often. Online community members and forum users sometimes inadvertently become part of your staff because developers tend to turn to them with questions. This will offer peace of mind and confidence that the developer is well-connected and has access to extra and free troubleshooting if something falls outside his or her realm of knowledge.
It’s in the details
Details are important in all development, especially in RoR. RoR developersneed to be very detail oriented. Without this attribute, the code could be full of bugs and cause loads of downtime costing you money and possibly your reputation. To help prevent this, developers need to to check every aspect of the application before deploying it which is tedious and demands a great attention to detail.
Listen to reviews
When a past client claims that a company is comprised of “#1 Ruby on Rails guys around.”, it is usually a good sign. That is exactly what one such client of Goji Labs, a boutique software consultancy based in Downtown Los Angeles, publicly said. Their mission is, “To help our clients achieve their business objectives by realizing their technical goals.”
“We take the time to understand your vision, help define your product, and then design and build it.
We are transparent and communicative throughout our process.
We take pride in the quality of our work.”
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