Ruby on Rails is a great MVC framework for rapid prototyping and it has also been used to build robust heavy traffic popular websites!
Websites Built with Ruby on Rails
- Bleacher Report (sports news media site)
- Bloomberg BusinessWeek
- Github !!
- Hulu, IndieGOGO, KickSTarter, Groupon, GoodRead, Funny or Die, One Month Rails — a YCombinator startup, Codecademy.com, BaseCamp, Square, Strava, ThemeForest, Shopify… you get the idea.
Some of these websites garner millions of visitors daily.
Fun fact: SquareSpace is built with the SquareSpace CMS though it has a Rails look.
Ruby on Rails can also be used for building a landing page that collects emails.
Websites and Apps Built with Ruby Code
- Shopify heavily uses Ruby and Python. Shopify also has a Rails generator for development, used by Shopify Partners
- Google Sketch Up
- NASA Research — Langley Research Center, 37Signal, LiveRamp (marketing, cookie browser data)
- Did you know that Ruby Motion lets you code iOS apps using Ruby?
Read more Ruby success stories here: https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/documentation/success-stories/
This list does not include all the gems built with Ruby.
Ruby is mobile portable, can be used in applications that require speed and conservation of space.
Bonus: did you know that everything in Ruby is an object? Did you know that the Ruby language was created by a Japanese computer engineer?
Bonus — Great Ruby on Rails Tutorials and Courses
- Johns Hopkins Ruby on Rails on Coursera
- Michael Hartl’s Ruby on Rails tutorials for beginners
- One Month Rails Security
Rails has strong affinity with Git, Stripe, MongoDB, Heroku, CoffeeScript (integrated),