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Why startup coders need to learn this programming language

Develop your dream app with the language startups love.


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Posted on Oct 20, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 1:44 pm CDT

We know the deal. You have this amazing app idea, but you don’t know how to code and develop it. You end up having to put your baby into another person’s arms — if apps were babies, and we all know they are (kinda). Wouldn’t it make sense to learn to code for yourself?

If we’ve piqued your interest, check out Ruby on Rails — the (not so secret) favorite programming language of developers who work in startups. Why is RoR so ubiquitous in a startup environment?

1. It’s super efficient.

Ruby on Rails was created as a way to code with speed and simplicity. It allows developers to code 30-40 percent faster compared to other similar frameworks. So for startups trying to get a leg up with limited funding, you can develop high-quality apps in less time — helping you spend less money while still being effective. That’s a dream situation whether you’re bootstrapping your own small venture or working by your lonesome.

2. It’s cost-effective.

Ruby on Rails is an open-source framework. That means it’s free to use and you (and the community who uses it) can help make it better. If your startup is on a budget, you may not be able to afford all the licensing costs of conventional languages. But RoR is not only tremendously powerful, but runs on multiple operating systems, including Linux, which is also open-source and free. Plus, it works well with free databases and web servers.

3. It has a strong, supportive community.

If you ever run into an issue, you don’t need to spend time or money trying to get it resolved by going through the manufacturer’s support line. Instead, the large community of developers using Ruby on Rails share their time and expertise helping others through forums, websites, chat rooms and more. You can typically get help very quickly when you need it.

If you’re sold on learning this framework, the Ruby on Rails Coding Bootcamp is an excellent way to dive in. The boot camp includes six unique courses with over 57 hours of hands-on instruction. You’ll start with the basics and progress all the way through advanced applications of the language.

Right now, you can get the Ruby on Rails Coding Bootcamp for $29 —that’s 97 percent off the original price of $1,296. Plus, if you use the code BUNDLE50, you can get an EXTRA 50 percent off of the sale price.

Buy it here


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*First Published: Oct 20, 2017, 11:01 am CDT