Advantages of Ruby (The programming language) ?
Ruby was created in 1996 by a Japanese Developer named Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto. It has come a long way of upgradation for a span of almost more than 20 years to acheive the stability in programming.
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The developer calls Ruby as much more powerful than another programming language, Perl, and much more object-oriented than the famous programming language, Python.
When it comes to beginners, Ruby is preffered among the first time programmers. Ruby is easy to learn.
It is available in the market for free and also its extensive features of copy, use, modify or distribute are fairly available to programmers to just keep on coding without feeling restricted.
Ruby supprts metaprogramming. For anyone new, metaprogramming is a teachnique where developers write a code in Ruby and the program itself writes the other code for you.
It applies certain tools and tricks like inntrospection, ghost methods, and class macros. So, the best part is that metaprogramming provides developers with flexibility, and more coding in less time.
Ruby is fast to write. Apart from being the fastest language in terms of processing and running request, Ruby also boasts of having developers spends approx 40 percent less time in writing code and developing software products.
This is as per the reliable statistical data fectched from the top notched developers when comparing Ruby to other programming language.
In Ruby, everything is an object. When you create an object from a class, it can get its own class known as a singleton.
For this reason, each object in Ruby can indeed be unique and have its own methods and properties. Other programming languages often have unnecessary and annoying constraints in this respect.
The most popular aspect of Ruby is Rails. It is an open source web application framework designed by David Heinemeier Hansson in July 2004 to make web apps.
The working of Ruby on Rails is that it makes use of an object relational mapping layer popularly known as the ActiveRecord, due to which developers do not have to specify database column names in class definitions.
Rails will automatically retrieve this information from the database based on the class name. Additinally, Developers have also built a Rails testing framework which allows programmers to write code test cases thus helping them in creating more reliable, robust code.
Ruby resources are plentiful. Whenever you are working with a language, the availability of the resources are going to be your lifeline.
Additionally to the extensive official documentation, vast supply of resources are available to the average Ruby developer that includes books, screencasts, videos, online courses, local classes (colleges), developer boot camps, tiered dev forums, and more!
While coding in Ruby, you are never alone. Ruby has an active community of developers, propgrammers and experts who are always there to share their piece of advice or experience on general basis or if you run into some problem.
This is also one advantage where you always know you have someone to help you whether you are a learner, first time programmer, developer or specialist.
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