Rapid web-application development with Ruby On Rails and MySQL

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Rapid web-application development with Ruby On Rails and MySQL

Rapid web-application development with RUBY ON RAILS and MySql

“Ruby on Rails” generally shortened as RoR is one if the best web application development framework available for the Ruby programming language. It is intended for use with “Agile Development Technology” which helps in creating rapid web application development. It was first created by a person named David Heinemeier Hansson in July 2004 under an open source license. From then onwards about six versions of this toolkit has been released.

Technical overview

A lot of recent developments have added many new packages and up-gradations. Major developments include,

Efficient built-in engine

The built-in engines helps reuse the application codes along with view paths and models. Like many other available frameworks RoR uses MVC (Model View Controller) architecture pattern to develop applications. The commonly used tools are now preinstalled in the package. WEBrick, a simple ruby web server is also given with the distribution. The extensive use of JavaScript libraries like Script.aculo.us and Prototype for Ajax makes the web framework very noteworthy. The most recent version of RoR also use a technique called Unobtrusive JavaScript. This functionality actually separates the main logical part of the application from the structure and other related parts of the application.

Modular Nature

Ruby runs using the Matz interpreter as its default but it has been criticised by many for issued on scalability. Merb now comes integrated with RoR, and it has given a new structure to the whole system with modular coding interface. Earlier the Ruby developers had to use very specific sub-frameworks to be developed on applications but now this is changed forever. The choice between the sub-frameworks likes ORM, jQuery, DataMapper or JavaScript can be made without hassle.

Default templates

Large number of default templates is included out-of-the –box. It eases developing the basic structure of the applications with customisations and configurations. When developing an application today we look forward to fast code generation because of a very fast changing web world. The whole package of Ruby on Rails along with MySql makes sure we follow their principles “Convention over Configuration” and “Don’t repeat yourself”. The first principle states that we have to just create the code for the unconventional things we are using in the web application, the code generation of the conventional things will be taken care of through templates. The second principle states that we do not have to repeat every detail or code of a newly included object. The parameters linked to it will automatically be configured to make it work.

Easy interface

The new “Rack server interface” and “Metal” helps the developer to write optimised code fast and easy. These interfaces allow very highly configurable “middlewares” applications to be integrated with “Ruby on Rails”

Easy integration with MySql

All important web applications have a database running behind the scenes, to manage all the huge data generated from the corporate servers. This is where MySql comes in handy. It is the best known database management application in the world running. From small to gigantic databases it can manage all of it with ease and also is licensed under open source software.

Each passing day more and more developers are shifting to this. It is one of the best available rapid program development environments for web designers.

Rapid web-application development with RUBY ON RAILS and MySql

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