Ruby is a powerful programming platform that has been around for almost two decades. Its most celebrated feature is the simple syntax, which makes it rather self-explanatory and readable. It is a general purpose object oriented language that provides frameworks for efficient app development and prototyping. Below is a list of the most competitive Ruby frameworks that are globally trusted by developers and implemented by internationally recognized corporations:
Rails is described as the framework for startups, being extremely cost and time effective. It can be used to develop websites from scratch, 30-40% faster than other web frameworks. Everything about Rails is standardized, thereby every project built upon it is very well-structured and lucid. It promotes test-driven and bug-free development, resulting in high quality products.
Rails is very flexible on scalability, allowing startups to expand at their convenience. The security features are enabled by default. The community of developers is huge and supportive. It is designed to achieve more with lesser code.
Sinatra is a microframework or DSL (domain specific language), possessing a small MVC; it can be leveraged as an open-source library. It is designed to be petite, making it lighter and faster. The structure is based on less than 2000 lines of code, yet it offers plentiful of view components. It is the go-to framework for small scale apps and miniature APIs that do not need a cultivated foundation.
It can be used for complex apps as well, but the developer will have to spend ample time developing the structure and tools. Though it may seem tiring, many developers see this as an advantage rather than extra work. It allows them to exercise real creativity in the work they do.
Padrino is a web framework built upon the Sinatra library. Although it is a DSL for creating simple web applications, it was particularly designed to make coding of advanced apps more fun. Reimbursing the spirit of Sinatra, it’s meant to express creativity and accomplish goals that are out of the ordinary.
Padrino provides a clean, concise and simple environment for creating top notch web applications. Compared to Sinatra it has access to additional sets of components for configuring a wider range of functionalities in complex software products.
Cuba is another Ruby micro-framework that was inspired by Rum (Real User Monitoring) – a monitoring technology that records all user interaction with a website, app or server. It serves as a tiny mapper for Rack applications; despite being small-sized, it can be used for creating robust real time applications, E Commerce websites and landing pages.
Hanami is a full-stack Ruby framework that is based on object oriented programming. Developers choose it for it’s modest architecture owing to minimal DSLs and conventions. It is very lightweight, which helps speed up websites without increasing memory consumption. It provides ready-made libraries, stable APIs and excellent documentation for learning.
Scorched is a Ruby framework that comes with a dynamic set of instructions for processing HTTP requests. It has quite the lean and generic structure that lets developers build applications of different types and scales; especially for converged and nifty websites. It is comparable to Sinatra by the fact that is extremely extensible.
Goliath is the open source version of the non-blocking/asynchronous Ruby web server framework. Apart from asynchronous processing, the delicate design facilitates powerful performance, Rack API support, simple configuration and maintainable code.