Ruby on Rails is an MVC (Model-View-Controller) based open-source code framework used for developing web applications. While there are several advanced software available for the purpose, since its release in 2004, Ruby on Rails has gained immense popularity and is slowly becoming the go-to choice of web development framework for businesses, small to large. Many startups and well-established businesses such as Hulu, Twitter, Shopify, Yellow Pages, Airbnb and Dribbble use RoR for their products from over hundreds of frameworks.
A bunch of tangible benefits can be credited to its rising popularity:
Ruby on Rails is available as an open source under the MIT license, thus you will not have to spend any money on purchasing it. And unlike most open source software, RoR is a sophisticated server-side web application framework that offers an extensive selection of gems for adding features and functionality. Also, there are software development platforms such as GitHub that shares free gems for various purposes. These gems cancel the need to develop features from scratch, cut down on development time and translate into faster project completion.
RoR as a framework is guided by the principles of simplicity and speed. It has a structured database and is equipped with an abundantly vast array of tools that help with basic functionality. Also, it has several modules and ready-to-use plugins that cut down the time and effort needed to write boilerplate codes. These features help developers put together complex and large-scale web solutions without any delay.