What is Ruby on Rails?

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What is Ruby on Rails?

The short description. Ruby is a programming language, and Ruby on Rails or referred to as Rails, is a framework built in Ruby.

Ruby on Rails is a server-side backend application. It aims to make it easier to create web applications. It establishes default structures for your code, your application’s database, and the web pages your application will display to clients. It serves information to clients’ programs (web browsers) via a web server.

David Heinemeier Hanson is the creator of Ruby on Rails. He stated that Ruby was his preferred programming language, as it was simple, straightforward, and supports high-level software engineering patterns, unlike PHP, which he had tried.

Carpenter Analogy

One way to visualize Ruby and Ruby on Rails is like a carpenter. You can imagine Ruby as someone cutting down trees, sawing wood, carving shelves, and screwing in nails or screws. For example, whatever the carpenter will build, a chair can represent the Rails. With Ruby, the parts are ready for assembly. With Rails, it is your responsibility to assemble them correctly into something useful.

Ruby On Rails Is A MVC Framework

The MVC (model-view-controller) framework is an architectural pattern used to create web and desktop applications. This architectural pattern is also in use by many other web frameworks, including AngularJS (JavaScript), Django(Python), and CakePHP (PHP). It structures the code by separating the logic of an application into three interconnected sections. The Model is the application’s logic, as well as the data objects and high-level classes that are associated with them. The View represents the visual representation of data (the template files). The Controller connects them by responding to user input, and it gets data from the Model to render in the View. This pattern simplifies the application logic, making Ruby on Rails applications more flexible.

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