As Ruby on Rails agency, we are very excited about new materials that prove how cool Ruby on Rails is. (We already know that, but for some of you, reasons still should be provided). RoR is an effective platform for developing web and cloud applications. There are at least 865,472 websites running on Ruby on Rails, and the number is growing. As you all know Ruby on Rails was created to promote programmer happiness, which means programmers are more productive and more efficient developing in Ruby on Rails than on other platforms such as .NET and Java. Let’s explore the effectiveness of the framework with 5 RoR commercial use cases.
In our previous materials, you can find many benefits of Rails and examples where it is used:
But today we will investigate the aspect of e-commerce locations where reliability and performance are essential. Here are 5 RoR commercial use cases that demonstrate the power of open source in unexpected places:
- Bloomberg is one of the world’s foremost destinations for financial and business news that runs on Ruby on Rails. Bloomberg provides ongoing data, such as stock information, video content, searchable news, analytics, and more, and uses open source to power the online news site.
- Zendesk provides the developer with tools that their customers need to create their own unique customer relationship management (CRM) applications. The platform is built entirely on Ruby on Rails and gives Zendesk users the building blocks they need to create custom CRM solutions.
- TaskRabbit is an innovative service that matches people who need work done with people qualified to help. As a Ruby on Rails environment, this is an interesting web application because of the multiple steps required—describing a task, extrapolating the request for a match with a Tasker, scheduling, and payment. The TaskRabbit engineering team is very active on GitHub and continually develops new Ruby on Rails applications. For example, TaskRabbit engineers have developed a voice-enabled app for Amazon’s Alexa.
- Craftsy. The developer team at Craftsy found that with more than 23 million users, their small agile development platform wasn’t able to keep up; the code base was just too big to effectively manage and update. Rather than trying to change its software framework one piece at a time, the team was able to rewrite the entire code base as a single project using Ruby on Rails.
- Hulu has been an aggressive competitor in the online video market. Where the bigger players such as Netflix have a broader range of content, Hulu tends to gain access to the latest movies and cable television shows faster, making them available free to consumers. To remain nimble and keep pace with changes in the video market, Rails seemed the right platform. In fact, Hulu made the bold move of starting with Ruby on Rails and the site has been growing ever since. Thanks to Rails, Hulu can maintain a large library of content that is easy to navigate across platforms.
This list of e-commerce use cases demonstrated the real power and versatility of Ruby on Rails!
Credits to Christopher Rigor for compiling this list of e-commerce services.