Friday, September 26, 2008

ROR – Super Productive,Powerful Web Application

A trivial phenomenon has swept the web world in the last few years. Like several things in the of software, it was over hyped. Here we are talking about ROR.

ROR, is the latest technical jargon that stands for Ruby on Rails. ROR is an open source web programming application framework designed for faster web applications. The Ruby programming is a free program and is constantly improved by ROR Programmers to make it more better and user friendly. Ruby on Rails development comes with features such as Model View Controller architecture that separates data from logic i. e. presentation layer and helps in organizing application program. ROR database access library simplifies data handling. Rails framework has an extensive AJAX library which it uses to generate AJAX code and the required Java script is automatically generated.

ROR is acknowledged for its proficiency to build web applications rapidly and with ease. Even for first-time users of Java, it could take just a little time to build a moderately useful web application that will communicate with a database using accepted Java web best-practices such as separating business logic, from display logic.

Rails has an ORM database layer built into its framework called Active Record. Another useful feature of Rails is scaffolding ,Rails can generate code called scaffolding that can be used to quickly put up functional web pages that talk to a database and allow you to add, delete and change information quickly and with very little coding.

Another trait of Ruby on Rails that enrich developer productivity is the rapid feedback loop. The feedback loop is the amount of time between making a change in code and seeing the results in the execution of application on the screen.

In Rails, one gets nearly-instant feedback as you code. There is no compile or packaging phase needed. You can immediately load a browser page to see the results of your changes. Managers should take note of this feature, because with enhanced productivity comes improved client satisfaction.

A Content Management System (CMS) provides the foundation for an easy to maintain a website. The most important thing is to decide which CMS should be used .

Customization factor that means how difficult it is to develop custom functionality particular to a project. Some CMS systems make this simple while others may present more of a challenge.

The ROR market is all geared up for anything that gives them visibility into their applications, whether that is on the developer's desktop or the running production application.

Benefits of Ruby on Rails include:
1. Rails works well with various web servers and databases as it is really easy to deploy web solutions using Rails.

2. With Ruby on Rails work is done faster otherwise before web applications which were using languages such as PHP, Java, ASP, could take ages to complete and in the end you may just have a large stack of unmentionable codes.

3. Rails provide fast and easy development with quality results.

4. With Ruby programming language you need to write few lines of code in comparison to other programming language to reach the same result.

5. The Ruby on rails framework software also supports MySQL, SQL, SQL Server, DB2 and Oracle.

6. ROR CMS provides very flexible solutions, final output depends on user choice no pre-format is mandatory, image cropping, resizing, multi-language support, excellent usability, sort able tree-based admin interface, layout editor, scaffold template is created.

7. Rails applications are Tailor made to perfection for an individual or an enterprise and best fit for all kind of web application. Rails architecture is used and most preferred for development of CMS, e-commerce, portals, collaboration, and community.

The new performance management and profiling tools are important additions to the ROR development community as ROR moves from being a hobbyist development language to a bonafide enterprise development framework. Most of our attention now is moving over to the general rails environment and ecosystem creating tools and environments for development and production so that people can work better with and on their rails applications.