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Best Ruby and Ruby on Rails Web Development Companies to Build Your Next Project With

Ruby on Rails, also known as Rails or RoR, is a well-known web application framework written in Ruby that uses the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern for organizing application programming. This custom web framework was invented by David Heinemeier Hansson (mostly known as DHH) while he was working on the project management tool Basecamp; in 2004, David released Ruby on Rails as open source project.

Why do developers love Ruby?

Ruby is loved by developers for its simplicity, its elegance, and its readability. Besides its pure syntax, Ruby offers a major benefit that expressed in the “DRY” rule, which stands for Don’t Repeat Yourself. Rubyists will tell you that they can write in Ruby just one line of code that’ll equal five or ten lines in other programming languages. For developers, this greatly simplifies the process of writing code and increases the speed of development.

 

Ruby is also loved for its friendly and active community. The Ruby community is not only a social gathering of Rubyists; it maintains lots of resources available online, including gems and tutorials. Gems – Ruby libraries – are considered the biggest benefit of Ruby among developers.

 

There’s one more reason why developers love Ruby, and that's Ruby on Rails. The Rails framework allows developers to do a lot of useful things while writing less code. Developers say Rails is the best option for developing startups.

Why is Ruby on Rails a good choice for startups?

All startups want to get their product out the door quickly, and Rails does just that – reducing the time needed for product development. Less time equals less money that goes into software development. Also, since Rails is an open source framework, it doesn’t cost anything to download or use it. Rails runs on Linux and works with the majority of databases and web servers.

 

A large number of global startups were initially built on Rails, including Twitter, Airbnb, Zendesk, Shopify, Twitch, GitHub, and SlideShare. The Ruby on Rails framework was the perfect choice for these startups because it allowed them to lower their development costs without compromising on quality.

Who develops applications using Ruby and Ruby on Rails?

As more and more companies start offering Ruby and Rails development services, you’re probably doubtful about who to entrust your project to. We’ve listed top-notch Ruby on Rails development companies by size. In the list below, you’ll find companies that specialize in web development with Ruby on Rails and companies that have Ruby on Rails in their technology stacks.

1. DataArt

Since 1997, DataArt has been delivering development services for the financial, travel, healthcare, media, telecom, retail, and other industries. DataArt delivers about 400 projects annually and has more than 2,000 employees. DataArt's clients include some of the world’s leading brands, including Skyscanner, Nasdaq, S&P, Ocado, and United Technologies.

 

The technology stacks that DataArt engineers use are pretty diverse, with their major technology stacks including Java and Microsoft technologies. But they also provide Ruby development services.

 

One client that DataArt has collaborated with is Zesty, a UK-based company offering online healthcare booking services. DataArt worked on improving the existing platform and enriching it with new functionality. Another project delivered by DataArt is a scalable web application developed for an international book publishing company. The DataArt team built an advanced tool for analyzing the performance of the client’s titles and partner authors across a variety of dimensions, including sales, marketing, and social engagement.

 

DataArt has been recognized as one of the top outsourcing companies worldwide by BusinessWeek and by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals.

2. N-iX

N-iX is an outsourcing software development company with headquarters in Ukraine and Poland. Since 2002, the team of more than 500 engineers has been bringing products to life for software vendors and technology startups across North America, the UK, and Europe. N-iX provides solutions for the fintech, healthtech, industrial automation, hospitality, data science, business intelligence, enterprise software, and gaming sectors. To deliver solutions for their clients, N-iX uses a variety of programming languages, platforms, frameworks, and tools.

 

Since 2013, N-iX has been partnering with one of the leading UK-based fintech companies to build Currencycloud, a B2B platform for finance management. N-iX is also involved in software product development for Think Research, a healthcare company based in Toronto. Both of these products are built using Ruby and Rails.

3. Perfectial

Perfectial is a software development company with headquarters in San Francisco, California, and development centers in Ukraine. This company specializes in web and mobile development and UX design. They deliver products for the finance, retail, media and advertising, and real estate industries. Perfectial uses a wide range of technologies including Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Perfectial partners with global companies such as Microsoft, Cloudera, Shopify, and Oracle.

 

Using Ruby on Rails, the Perfectial team has created ArtPlusHome, a software platform that provides an augmented reality shopping experience via mobile and wearable apps to help consumers decorate their homes.

4. Svitla Systems

Founded in 2003, Svitla Systems is a software development company with production offices in large Ukrainian cities and headquarters in San Francisco. The company's list of services includes web and mobile development, design, big data, Internet of Things, and quality assurance.

 

Svitla Systems has been a technology partner for a variety of companies ranging from Silicon Valley startups to large public companies such as Monster. The list of Svitla System’s customers also includes such well-known companies as BMC Software, Logitech, and Ingenico.

 

Svitla Systems applies Ruby and Ruby on Rails to some of their projects, such as Couchsurfing, HealthTap, and Indenico. Svitla Systems is also known for being an organizer of Ruby C, one of the biggest Ruby conferences in Ukraine.

5. RubyGarage

RubyGarage is a software development company that specializes in Ruby and Ruby on Rails. They offer full-cycle services, including technology consulting, web and mobile software development, UX and UI design, quality assurance, and software maintenance.

 

Since 2011, RubyGarage has helped more than 80 clients to successfully implement their projects. The majority of the company's clients are early-stage startups and small businesses from the USA, Australia, and Western Europe. The types of projects that RubyGarage has delivered include online shopping platforms, marketplaces, real-time analytics platforms, and project management software.

6. Anadea

Anadea is a software development company that has been providing custom web and mobile app development services for more than 15 years. They offer their services to clients ranging from small businesses to large enterprises. The majority of their clients come from the USA, Europe, and Australia. The Anadea team has completed more than 200 short- and long-term projects.

 

Ruby on Rails takes one of the main places in Anadea's technology stack. Their expertise in this area is proven by a number of projects in the company’s portfolio and by their clients' reviews. They’ve delivered SaaS web applications, e-learning platforms, online booking services, and ERP systems.

7. Railsware

Railsware is a software development consulting company that focuses on building web and mobile applications. Since 2006, the Railsware team has been providing full-cycle product development services for clients from the USA, Europe, Australia, Japan, and other countries. Railsware’s core area of expertise is Ruby on Rails and JS frameworks.

 

Railware has worked with more than 60 organizations, among which are SendGrid, Google, Philips, and BrightBytes. The Railsware team has delivered about 90 products to their clients and has built several apps of their own.

8. JetRuby

JetRuby is a full-cycle web and mobile software development company. Since 2010, JetRuby has been delivering MVP products for startups and building dedicated full-stack teams for large international companies. JetRuby’s main technologies are Ruby and Ruby on Rails, which they use to deliver solutions mostly for the real estate and e-commerce industries.

 

One of the projects that JetRuby has delivered is LinkSquares, a web application that offers automated contract analysis services. LinkSquares’ main goal is to reduce the time needed for manual contract reviews. It also minimizes the occurrence of mistakes in contracts.

9. JetThoughts

JetThoughts focuses on delivering Ruby on Rails services. For over 10 years, the JetThoughts team has offered consulting, web and mobile development, and ongoing maintenance of Ruby applications. They mainly collaborate with startups and small businesses by offering both outstaffing and outsourcing services.

10. Vertalab

Vertalab is a Ruby on Rails development company. They use Ruby technologies to build minimum viable products (MVPs) and then develop those MVPs further into custom web applications. The Vertalab team has experience in building custom cloud and media applications, content management systems, and backends for mobile applications.

11. Gera-IT

Gera-IT is a full-cycle software development company that provides web and mobile development services for foreign and local customers. Since 2006, Gera-IT has been focusing on the development of web-based solutions of any size and complexity using Ruby and related technologies. Besides Ruby, Gera-IT also provides Java and PHP development services.

 

Gera-IT has completed over 100 projects, including for small startups and large high-load systems. One of their high-load projects is Shop2market, a big analytical platform for e-commerce marketing that tracks millions of requests daily. This project has won four awards in Europe: the Red Herring Europe 100 Award, E-commerce Award, Innovative Award, and De E-Commerce Dagen.