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What you can build with Ruby

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What can you make with Ruby Programming Language?

In today’s insight, we are going to look at The Ruby Programming Language. We will look at the wonderful things that you can build with Ruby and what sets Ruby apart from other programming Languages.

This will help you decide on the best tools to use when you are building your next project. For the sake of Diana, let’s get started.


Ruby is a dynamic, open-source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write.

It is similar to python in its English like syntax and simplicity. Ruby allows programmers to do more with just a few lines of code.

Actually, the code that you can write in ten lines in some programming languages can be written in Ruby in three or four lines.

Ruby is seen as a flexible language, since it allows its users to freely alter its parts. Essential parts of Ruby can be removed or redefined, at will. Existing parts can be added upon. Ruby tries not to restrict the coder.

Writing code in Ruby saves you a lot of development time and the code is easy to read and understand.

Here is a simple code in Ruby to print “I Love You Diana”

say = "I Love You Diana"
puts say

Isn’t that amazing?

Ruby leverages a wide set of third-party libraries released in form of a gem to extend the functionality of your project.

You can install third-party libraries (gems) using a Ruby Packaging System called RubyGems which similar to NPM for Javascript modules.

Ruby can be used in making, API Clients (like Twitter API, Github API), DevOps tools, Static Website Generators, Command line tools, Automation tools, Full Stack Web Development etc.


Ruby has quite a number of popular frameworks that can help you build amazing things quickly and on a shoe lace budget.

Some of the Ruby frameworks include Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Camping, Ramaze, Goliath, Padrino, Hanami etc. Ruby on Rails is by far the most popular Ruby Frameworks. Its popularity also spans beyond the Ruby community.


Ruby on Rails, or Rails, is a server-side web application framework written in Ruby. Rails is a model–view–controller framework, providing default structures for a database, a web service, and web pages

Rails is a full-stack framework. It ships with all the tools needed to build amazing web apps on both the front and back end.

Rendering HTML templates, updating databases, sending and receiving emails, maintaining live pages via Web Sockets, enqueuing jobs for asynchronous work, storing uploads in the cloud, providing solid security protections for common attacks. Rails does it all and so much more. (Ruby on Rails)

Many Billion-dollar startups have used Ruby on Rails to build their platforms.

Ruby on Rails truly scales from HELLO WORLD to IPO. The high number of Startups adopting Ruby on Rails shows how truly Rails compresses the complexity of modern-day web apps.

Here are some of the platforms using Ruby on Rails

TWITTER: Twitter has grown and evolved to include many other tools in its code. Twitter was primary built with Ruby on Rails.

SHOPIFY: Shopify is a complete commerce platform that lets you start, grow, and manage a business. It is perhaps one of the biggest of its kind and it was built with Ruby on Rails

DRIBBBLE: Dribbble is the leading destination to find and showcase creative work and home to the world’s best design professionals.

GITHUB: Github is the place where the world builds software. Millions of developers and companies build, ship, and maintain their software on GitHub—the largest and most advanced development platform in the world

TWITCH: Twitch is an interactive livestreaming service for content spanning gaming, entertainment, sports, music, and more. Twitch is where millions of people come together live every day to chat, interact, and make their own entertainment together.

AIRBNB: Find vacation rentals, cabins, beach houses, unique homes and experiences around the world – all made possible by hosts on Airbnb

KICKSTARTER: Kickstarter exists to help bring creative projects to life. A home for film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more. Kickstarter campaigns make ideas into reality. It’s where creators share new visions for creative work with the communities that will come together to fund them.

COINBASE: Coinbase is the easiest place to buy and sell cryptocurrency.

SQUARE: Square helps millions of sellers run their business-from secure credit card processing to point of sale solutions.

HEROKU: Heroku is a cloud platform that lets companies build, deliver, monitor and scale apps

BASECAMP: Basecamp puts everything you need to get work done in one place. It’s the calm, organized way to manage projects, work with clients etc.

SOUNDCLOUD: Discover, stream, and share a constantly expanding mix of music from emerging and major artists around the world.

ZENDESK: Zendesk makes customer service better. Zendesk builds software to meet customer needs, set your team up for success, and keep your business in sync.

HULU: Stream Live TV channels, shows, news and sports online. With cloud DVR, never miss new episodes, games, or breaking stories again.

Other platforms include: CookPad, Pixlr, Bloomberg, Fiverr, HEY, Couchsurfing etc.

There are many platforms built with Ruby on Rails, they are just too many to fit in this article.

Ruby on Rail’s simplicity, ease of maintenance, exaltation of beautiful code make it a great choice for many startups.

Ruby is ultimately a beautiful language with an easy to learn syntax and a beginner friendly language.

it will undoubtedly be a great investment to learn Ruby/Ruby on Rails for building Web Projects and also for your skill boost to make you valuable to employers.

What you can build with Ruby
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