Is Ruby on Rails Suited for Building eCommerce Store?

by Gary Ferguson Technical Writer | Blogger
Before building any e-commerce store we need to figure out what features and functionalities to provide, immersive UI, payment gateways that are secure and reliable. Once figured you need a framework that can accommodate the requirements of an e-commerce store like, it should be flexible in handling high loads of traffic, scalable to accommodate the growing needs of a store, easy to work and dependable platform.

So if you ask for a reliable, scalable, easy to work with or on, then Ruby on Rails is the best choice to go with. It is an excellent platform to start your eCommerce with as it comes in handy with it's ready to use gems which lets the developer focus on the logic rather than code. And it's MVC architecture allows you to separate the project in 3 different models making developing even easier.

Here are a few reasons why Ruby on Rails is suited for developing an eCommerce platform.

Ruby Gems: E-commerce projects need to be developed as quickly as possible. Building a store from ground up with the necessary features is difficult if you need to code every single thing. Ruby on Rails takes care of this by providing prebuilt conventions and gems library. There saves time for developers and costs for the client.

Marketable Framework: Many say Node.js is a more marketable framework/platform. But with advantages of quick development and the presence of a vast library of gems and community to help you out, Ruby on Rails is catching up quickly. So to meet the demand for quick development there's good demand for ruby on rails developer and the companies are recognizing the benefits of this platform. Here's a list of few know companies that employ ruby on rails: Spree Commerce, Shopify, Zendesk.

Community: Ruby on Rails has a very engaging community that actively contributes and updates gems the library regularly. So in case of an error or issue or any roadblock, the community at this point comes in help in the form of forums and the network of developers is ready to help the developer. Ultimately it leads to less downtime and quicker and more efficient development.

Future Proof Framework: There's a rumor that is revolving around about ruby being dead or dying. It's nothing but a myth. The framework that gives out such extensive support and helps for development is nowhere going to be dead. In fact, it's an ever-evolving framework, the latest version of RoR (Rails was released on 18th December 2019 !.

That being said, Spree commerce and Shopify both quite known eCommerce platforms that are based on Ruby on Rails framework. Both platforms are flexible and customizable to suit your needs. Also, the newer version of Spree commerce (yet to be released) is said to have GraphQL support that helps in speeding up the content delivery and reduce server loads. These stores are mobile phone optimized as well so you don't have to worry about making changes to the core to make it adjust for the smaller screens. Also, they support 3rd party integrations and gateways for payment services. Without any doubt, the big brands like Amazon are opting for RoR coupled with NoSQL Databases like MongoDB. The ability to be flexible, scalable, and strong performance regardless of load or traffic, RoR is proving to be an "no-nonsense" framework for e-commerce.

Any experienced developers will find it easy to develop or customize your eCommerce store using Ruby. Many Ruby on Rails web development company offer eCommerce development services. What if your existing eCommerce store is not based on Ruby on Rails? You simply migrate your existing store and start taking the benefits of the RoR platform.



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