As much as I hate to say this, Ruby Programming is a tough job. I have been a Ruby on Rails programmer for the better part of the decade and yet, there are things about it that make me go crazy.
Any Ruby on rails programmer can tell you one thing and that is, Ruby is one of the best frameworks to build you site on, because it offers you the kind of flexibility that you crave to build a unique and genuine web app or even website. However, unless and until you are absolutely proficient with Ruby, there is not much that you can do with it.
The Biggest Hurdles
There are a few roadblocks that appear from time to time in every developer’s carrier. However, the biggest hurdles posed by Ruby are:
The language itself makes it extremely difficult to work upon. It happens to be an unnecessary speed blocker on your way. It not only slows your overall development process, it also involves your becoming extremely agitated from time to time in order to develop it in the right way.
Sparse Official Document
Considering the complexity of the document, one might think that Ruby has an elaborate document; however, the official core document of Ruby is pretty scanty. What’s more, you might find that there are areas in Ruby that the document also hangs on the verge of being nonexistent.
Doing it the Ruby way
Because the community of Ruby lovers is so thick, it is hardly a surprise when people say that “you ought to do things the Ruby way”. Although in principle, the Ruby way is nothing but the simplest way to find a code to allow an action to be completed, but more often than not, people spend ages only trying to figure out what this way should be, rather than actually going ahead and doing something about the solution.
In more ways than one, language seems to erect barriers unthinkable. As a general observation, most of the dependable and extraordinary Ruby Programmers don’t happen to speak English. This becomes a very frustrating thing for people who sincerely want to do something great with their site or application but do not speak the language of their developer.
It basically hinders effective communication and a lot is lost in translation, thereby making it more and more difficult to reduce or eliminate the boundaries between the developer’s output and the business owner’s expectations.
Although all these problems are such that can be overcome by hiring a good guy with the right expertise and resources, locating one can prove to be a challenge. If you really wish to make it big with your website, make sure that you have done thorough research with respect to the language and are well aware of its pros and cons. It would be a wise idea to find someone who can actually give you professional advice on the same.