Ruby on Rails, or just “Rails” is a web application framework that makes it easier to build a complete web application. Rails has been used by a lot of application you have probably used, including: Basecamp, GitHub, Shopify, Airbnb, and Square.
Rails is the framework we use to power most of the application we build. Rails excels at providing developers with standard conventions for building applications. By following Rails’ conventions developers don’t have to worry about how to organize code or where to put a particular file. Developers can focus on the features of the application. It also has the added benefit of leaving clients with code that other Rails developers can understand.
Open Sourced Gems
Makes it easy to transform incoming data before it hits the model.
Simple and minimal user management with tokens.
Teaching Ruby on Rails
We offer an intensive Rails-based apprenticeship to new developers, through which we have helped Rails developers advanced their careers. We have also provided mentorship to several of the Rails coding bootcamps around Chicago, including Starter League.
Ruby on Rails in Chicago
One of the reasons we’re partial to Rails is that it was developed by David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) right here in Chicago. The Rails Doctrine provides helpful insight into his views about Rails. Chicago has a large and active Rails community. Organizations like Chicago Ruby and events like Windy City Rails make Chicago a great place to be a Rails developer.