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Ruby on Rails

Rails is a web application development framework written in the Ruby programming language

Rails is a web application development framework written in the Ruby programming language. It is designed to make programming web applications easier by making assumptions about what every developer needs to get started. It allows you to write less code while accomplishing more than many other languages and frameworks. Experienced Rails developers also report that it makes web application development more fun.

Rails is opinionated software. It makes the assumption that there is a "best" way to do things, and it's designed to encourage that way - and in some cases to discourage alternatives. If you learn "The Rails Way" you'll probably discover a tremendous increase in productivity. If you persist in bringing old habits from other languages to your Rails development, and trying to use patterns you learned elsewhere, you may have a less happy experience.

The Rails philosophy includes two major guiding principles:

  • Don't Repeat Yourself: DRY is a principle of software development which states that "Every piece of knowledge must have a single, unambiguous, authoritative representation within a system." By not writing the same information over and over again, our code is more maintainable, more extensible, and less buggy.
  • Convention Over Configuration: Rails has opinions about the best way to do many things in a web application, and defaults to this set of conventions, rather than require that you specify minutiae through endless configuration files.

Other Companies Using Ruby on Rails

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Employees

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Cody Swann

Since founding Gunner Technology, Cody has served the company in every aspect of business development and product development.

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Dary Merckens

From a contractor to a partner, Dary has been with Gunner since year 1 and embodies the meritocratic spirit and philosophy of Gunner Technology.

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Keith Cohn

As the oldest member of the Gunner Technology team, Keith goes by the affectionate nickname "Papa Keith" and is always available to help out a "young buck."

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Mahdi Huessein

Mahdi joined Gunner at age 18 and quickly rose through the ranks to become VP of Engineering

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Elena Villanueva

From Sensors and Big Data to Media Queries and Form Validation, Elena has worked on pretty much anything you can imagine.

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Skyla Frye

Skyla is Gunner's go-to engineer when it comes to evaluating new tech. She loves evaluating bleeding edge software and teaching her colleagues what she learns.

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Kayden Chan

Kayden holds the Gunner Technology record for most straight hours worked at just under 70. He refuses to quit until the job is done and it's done right.

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Jeramiah Anthony

Jeramiah is a wizard at turning loose requirements into a firm vision with a solid plan.

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Cory Schneider

As one of the most veteran members of the Gunner family, Cory has spearheaded our design efforts on countless projects

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Melissa Galloway

Melissa is known for her odd hours, which earned her the name "Night Walker," but despite the nocturnal tendencies, she's one of the most outgoing members of the Gunner team.

Projects

Related Terms

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    Open source is a philosophy that promotes the free access and distribution of an end product, usually software or a program.

  • Gems

    RubyGems is a package manager for the Ruby programming language.