Hendra Nicholas I am a software engineer, consultant and CEO at 41studio currently living in West Java, Indonesia. My interests range from programming to sport. I am also interested in entrepreneurship, technology, and design.

7 Best Sites Built with Ruby on Rails

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Ruby on Rails has become the top trend for the development of web apps in recent years. Ruby is a programming language, and Rails is a web app framework for web development in this language. Such composition results in a very convenient and elegant solution for the creation of web applications. The number of companies using Ruby on Rails apps rapidly increases.

Here are Best Sites that build with Ruby on Rails

1) Twitter


Twitter is known as a micro-blogging site. Blogging has been around for some time. Usually blogging consists of people setting up basic websites where they write about whatever they want, whether it be politics, sport, cooking, fashion etc. Posting a message is known as a tweet. People make connections by following other people’s twitter feeds.

 Twitter was using RoR at the time of its launch in 2004. But the site subsequently moved some of its backend services to Java and Scala citing scalability issues. Twitter still used RoR for its front-end or user-interface layer.

2) Shopify


Shopify  is a Canadian e-commerce company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. It is also the name of its proprietary e-commerce platform for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems.

The widely used ecommerce solution uses RoR to accelerate web store development. Shopify even allows developers to avail a number of libraries and services based on RoR. For instance, the developers can use the Rails Engine and generators to build RoR applications with Sopify API. Sopify even highlights various aspects of its POS App SDK by publishing a POS embedded application that uses RoR.

3) Basecamp

The web-based project management tool has been evolving consistently to enable users to manage large and complex projects efficiently. Basecamp initially created RoR as an open source web application framework for internal use. Also, it was built with RoR at the time of its commercial release in 2004.

4) GitHub


GitHub is a web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. It provides access control and several collaboration features such as bug tracking, feature requests, task management, and wikis for every project GitHub is one of those high-traffic websites that were originally built with RoR. It still relies on RoR applications to process a large number of requests quickly and efficiently.

5) Internet Yellow Pages

The online business directory was originally developers as a RoR-based web application. At present, it is one of the larger websites built with RoR.

6) SlideShare


SlideShare is a popular presentation and document sharing platform owned by LinkedIn. Since LinkedIn is a professional networking platform, SlideShare users tend to be focused on business.

SlideShare has a growing number of users. At the time this tutorial was written, SlideShare’s own statistics put the number of users at 80 million. There are 40 different categories and millions of slideshows have been downloaded. So, with such a large number of users, the potential to reach a large audience through SlideShare is definitely there.

 SlideShare was originally built with RoR in 2006. At present, the website is being accessed by over 80 million professionals on a regular basis.

7) Airbnb


Airbnb is a privately held global company headquartered in San Francisco that operates an online marketplace and hospitality service which is accessible via its websites and mobile apps. Members can use the service to arrange or offer lodging, primarily homestays, or tourism experiences.

Airbnb uses RoR for its payment stack. However, it deploys skilled software developers to process payments accurately and securely by working on some of the major shortcomings of the web framework.

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Hendra Nicholas I am a software engineer, consultant and CEO at 41studio currently living in West Java, Indonesia. My interests range from programming to sport. I am also interested in entrepreneurship, technology, and design.