Being a Ruby developer for over a decade, I have been repeatedly asked this question: So, How reliable is Ruby, really? I often retort with a grunt to that question, but as fate would have it, I have developed a liking for the concept of blogging and here I go discussing whatever happened to be of Ruby Programming.
What is Ruby?
First things first. Before we get into the intricacies of how to handle ruby, we must first understand what ruby is all about. Ruby is basically a programming language that helps people develop various kinds of web and mobile applications apart from websites.
Essentially Ruby is a simple and neat language and has a lot less complications as compared to Java and Python. However, it is always best to have a developer who has a basic understanding of multiple languages. Especially knowing Java and PHP will be of great help.
What to take care of while undertaking Ruby Programming?
If you have decided to move forth with having your own online identity and have settled on Ruby Programming, then there are a few things that you must be very careful about.
- Ruby does not have a lot of Documentation. This means that there is very little to fall back upon. This might pose a problem for greenhorns, but remember to choose a ruby developer who has at least 3 to 4 years of experience. For him, it should not be a problem.
- Ruby does not happen to be a very scalable framework. So, if you are the measuring types, ruby might not be the best choice for you. You have to be patient with ruby because it shows results in the long run.
- Unlike other frameworks, ruby is relatively new. By new I mean it has been around only for about a decade which gives the developer a lot of blank spots. There is much yet to be discovered with respect to the possibilities of things that can be achieved by Ruby.
Looking for a Ruby developer
Human resource is probably the most difficult corner in any business establishment. Ultimately, we are only as good as our team. We might know all the secrets of creating the best outputs, but without someone who can actually deliver, we are handicapped.
This is why sourcing a Ruby Developer has to be done very carefully. Now, you can g the easy way and hire a company or agency to tackle with your online presence issues. Or you can hire a full time developer who will work with you to create and maintain your site the way you want it to be done.
While hiring ensure that you search the candidate based on his experience and not just by quickly going through his resume. Usually web development is undertaken by a team so the final product might be impressive but you must not get carried away until and unless you are sure about his role in the development of the site.
Check out his background to ensure that he is legitimate and has the skills that he claims to. You can also ask him to give you a demo, however small, just so that you can appreciate his attitude and his credibility.
On the whole, no matter how many people work on your website, you have to work closely with them at all levels to ensure that the final product is what you had in mind and better. Unless you do that there is every possibility that you will end up with a website that neither represents your company, nor its ideology.