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July 6, 2016updated 06 Mar 2017 2:41pm

What is Ruby on Rails?

Find out why Ruby on Rails is well suited to complex web design.

By James Nunns

Ruby on Rails is a web application framework that supports the development of web applications and is written in Ruby under the MIT license.

Ruby is an object-oriented, general-purpose programming language. Rails is a model view controller framework that provides default structures for a database, a web service, and web pages.

Rails is designed to facilitate the use of web standards such as JSON, or XML for data transfer, and HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for display and user interfacing.

What can Ruby on Rails do?

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