Why Entrepreneurs Love Ruby on Rails for Web Development

17 January 2013 by Jinesh Parekh No comments

The statement conceived by Harvard Business School professor Howard Stevenson in 1975 most commonly defines entrepreneurship:

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“Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.”

Stevenson’s definition of the entrepreneurial process opened up the term to all kinds of people, rich and poor, across continents. “They see an opportunity and don’t feel constrained from pursuing it because they lack resources,” said Stevenson. “They’re used to making do without resources.”

Eric Ries, founder of the Lean Startup Movement has a similar take on entrepreneurism:

“Entrepreneurship is a management system for dealing with uncertainty.” – Eric Ries.

Continually making fast decisions through that uncertainty is the essence of entrepreneurship. The gist of entrepreneurship is to try out many different things and build a business model that works, quickly. Entrepreneurs love anything that helps them make right decisions or even better, decide the right things for them.

Tech Entrepreneurs

For a tech entrepreneur, one of the most important decisions to be made is choosing the right technology stack, the layers of technologies or services used to create a software application. The traditional way of doing that is to choose a framework for every single need. For example, using this ORM, that tempting engine and that other cool new thing with a slick feature to develop your product. This is a very time consuming and resource-zapping approach, as every single option has to be evaluated at length to determine the best ones that will work together to make your system seamless. This is why many tech entrepreneurs chose Ruby on Rails development for their products. Ruby takes the uncertainty out of the equation.

Benefits of Developing With Ruby on Rails

  • Ruby technologies instinctually make targeted decisions based on best practices.
  • It is a full stack web framework that bases itself on conventions rather than configurations.
  • Ruby has been built for speed and quick time to market and focuses on developer happiness.
  • Ruby developers promote pragmatism over dogmatism.

Some of the biggest and most influential technology based companies today have built their successful platforms and companies using Ruby on Rails including, LivingSocial, Twitter and Groupon.

Find out how our Ruby on Rails can bring your product to life. Our Ruby on Rails development team can help you get it right the in the first time itself.

Jinesh Parekh

Founder CEO, Idyllic.

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