The field of web development has become a hotspot in recent years. With websites gaining more and more traction, organizations have realized that to capture more leads they need to have a strong online presence. As a result, they seek out talented people who can make use of the latest technologies to design and develop the best looking and best-performing web applications for them.
There are many factors that make a good framework, and you’ll find that many frameworks have been swapping places over the years. Thus, it’s not always easy to pick a framework to work with, especially if you’re just beginning with web development. Today, we’ll be exploring the Ruby on Rails framework, one of the most popular frameworks that people don’t seem to stop loving!
What is Rails?
Rails is an MVC web development framework that leverages the Ruby language and its perks to address productivity and development speed for developers. It’s one of the most used web frameworks, according to SimilarTech it’s powering over 2 million websites, including some of the biggest names like Airbnb, GitHub, and CodeAcademy. Rails is a versatile framework, it could be used as a complete server with powerful template rendering or it could be consumed as a RESTful API. It supports both options right out of the box. Rails also integrate well with frontend frameworks, especially React.
PHP has been one of the oldest and most used scripting languages for server-side development, and it’s powering over more than 42 million sites today on the world wide web, according to SimilarTech. PHP has certainly grown so much and matured over the course of 25 years, and the latest major release, PHP7 brought along many enhancements to the performance, boosting speed to up to 100% of that of PHP 5 and lowering the memory usage. PHP Composer is also said to be one of the best third-party package managers today, and the language now possesses a handful number of powerful frameworks, including Laravel, Symfony, Zend, and CodeIgniter. But the technologies are always changing, and some have even overthrown the PHP reign and opened doors for new opportunities to come. For those who never felt comfortable with PHP or who want to get a grip of new technologies, here are 10 alternatives for PHP that you can use for server-side development:
Python is one of the most famous programming languages in the world and it was the second most used language in GitHub projects in 2017. So if you’re interested in Python and in web development, you’ve most probably heard of Django. The rising fame of web frameworks nowadays makes it quite confusing to learn a new framework and choose which one you want to work with.
Today, we take an extensive look at Django to be able to wrap our heads around this amazing technology.