How We Built GoRails


At [Company Name], we're passionate about [Company Mission]. To bring this vision to life, we needed a robust and efficient foundation for our web application. After careful consideration, we chose Ruby on Rails (Rails) as our framework of choice. In this blog post, we'll delve into our experience building [Company Name] with Rails and explore the reasons behind our decision.

Why Rails?

Our core team is comprised of experienced Ruby developers who value Rails' many advantages. Here are some of the key factors that influenced our decision:

  • Rapid Prototyping: Rails' convention-over-configuration approach streamlines development, allowing us to quickly prototype and iterate on features. This agility was crucial in the early stages of building our platform.

  • Developer Productivity: Rails provides a plethora of built-in tools and libraries, reducing the need to reinvent the wheel. This enables developers to focus on core functionalities and business logic, boosting overall productivity.

  • Large and Active Community: The Rails community is vast and incredibly supportive. We have access to a wealth of resources, tutorials, and forums for troubleshooting and learning.

  • Scalability: Rails applications are known for their ability to scale efficiently. As our user base grows, we're confident that Rails can handle the increased load without compromising performance.

Building with Rails

Rails' adherence to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern fosters a clean code structure, making our application maintainable and easier to collaborate on. The use of gems (reusable code libraries) allows us to integrate various functionalities seamlessly.

Here are some specific ways Rails has benefited us:

  • User Management: Rails' built-in authentication features helped us implement secure user registration, login, and authorization functionalities.

  • API Integration: Integrating with third-party services was a breeze with Rails' support for various APIs and data formats.

  • Background Jobs: For handling asynchronous tasks like sending emails or processing data, Rails' robust background processing system proved invaluable.

Challenges and Learnings

While Rails offers numerous advantages, it's not without its challenges. Here are a few things we've learned along the way:

  • Finding the Right Gems: With a vast library of gems available, choosing the right ones can be overwhelming. Careful evaluation and research are crucial to avoid compatibility issues and maintain a clean codebase.

  • Staying Up-to-Date: Rails is constantly evolving. Keeping our development team updated with the latest versions and best practices requires ongoing learning and training.

  • Building a Custom Framework: While Rails offers a great starting point, we've had to extend it with custom functionalities to meet our specific needs. This added a layer of complexity to our codebase.


Overall, our experience building [Company Name] with Ruby on Rails has been positive. Rails has empowered us to develop a scalable, user-friendly web application efficiently. The framework's active community, vast resources, and developer-friendly features make it a powerful tool for any web development project.

As we continue to grow and evolve, we're confident that Rails will remain a cornerstone of our technology stack. We'd love to hear from other Rails developers in the comments section below! Share your experiences and what you love most about using Rails for web development.