Ruby on Rails
First Line Software provides expert web development services using Ruby on Rails, an open-source web application framework for the Ruby programming language. From start-ups to large enterprises, many companies have found Ruby on Rails to be the best choice for creating powerful and flexible web applications. Some of the internet’s most powerful websites, including Scribd (over 70 million readers each month), Groupon (over 38 million users in North America), Basecamp (millions of users), and many others have been built using Ruby on Rails.
Because of the minimalistic nature of Ruby, its support for scripting, and an abundance of existing components, modules and plugins for a broad range of business cases, it is fantastic for fast prototyping and very cost effective for delivering web applications.
Analysts at Gartner note that Ruby, driven primarily by the success of the Ruby on Rails framework, is a strong and up-and-coming language among forward-thinking application development organizations, and that it is playing a particularly important role in the world of software innovation and startups. Ruby on Rails is also often used as a back-end technology for mobile applications requiring RESTful Web services.
Moreover, many IT organizations, in order to avoid the proprietary lock-in of the .NET framework and the complexity of the Java SDK, are considering Ruby on Rails for their next-generation web application development efforts. Even companies already invested in either Microsoft or Java may find value in exploring native versions of Ruby for these platforms.
Why First Line
We are a team of passionate software professionals who live to build applications that delight the customer. And Ruby on Rails makes this easy! For over 4 years, we have been building applications with RoR for web content management, e-commerce, and social networks. We can help you build your awesome web application from scratch, do some performance tuning for an existing application, or help solve problems with scaling if your web business is growing.
We deliver our projects using Scrum, an iterative Agile process. We adhere to the design and coding standards common in the Ruby community, such as Convention over Configuration, and DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself). In addition, we use Test Driven Development (TDD) with RSpec, pair programming, and continuous integration (with tools like Jenkins and Cruise Control). For version control, we typically rely on GIT or SVN, and for requirements tracking, on tools like Redmine or Jira. For hosting, we have experience working with cloud platforms such as AWS, Heroku, or Rackspace, or can use proprietary environments.
To be able to deliver the most effective web applications, our team has become proficient with a large array of technologies and tools, including MySQL, jQuery, CSS3/HTML5 design, SASS, CoffeeScript, Cucumber, Authlogic, Typus, Airbrake, Braintree and many others.
Contact us today to find out more about our experience building awesome web applications with Ruby on Rails, and to discuss a risk-free pilot project.