Published On: May 2nd, 202410.7 min read

Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular frameworks for web applications, being used to develop many popular websites and applications out there. As such, you may be tempted to create your software using it. Or you may already have an application and want to improve it with RoR.  We have listed the top 5 best Ruby on Rails development outsourcing companies worldwide that can create the best software for you!

Best Ruby on Rails development outsourcing companies

Here are the top 5 best Ruby and Rails development companies. This list features companies with some of the best portfolios and some of the best developers in the industry.

1. Nascenia

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Nascenia prides itself on building some of the most unique applications and providing creative solutions for their client’s problems. From building software from the ground up to migrating other applications to Ruby on Rails, they provide them all.

While Nascenia works with all kinds of frameworks and technologies, they have worked on over 180 projects alone with Ruby on Rails. Their team is built with industry veterans who have been working in the industry for a very long time. As a result, they can provide you with insights very few others can.

Their longevity in the scene is reflected in their work, with high-profile companies singing their praises. Nascenia has provided Ruby on Rails services to both Government organizations and private companies of different sizes. Some of their notable clients are UNDP, UNICEF, Khan Academy, Telenor, etc.

2. Rubyroidlabs

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Rubyloidlabs specializes in Ruby on Rails, providing solutions to all kinds of business problems. They use powerful digital tools in their development process to optimize results for their clients. 

They have served a big list of clients including big-name companies like Toyota, Volvo, MasterCard, and many more. They have received various awards and accolades for their work. Most notable being the top company for Clutch’s “Ruby on Rails Developer” award.

3. BairesDev

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BairesDev is known for its use of different frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, and Hanami. 

They specialize in doing offshore development and integrating their team with that of the clients. This makes them a popular choice among companies looking to outsource projects. They provide custom solutions according to the needs of their clients with an eye for security.

4. RailsCarma

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RailsCarma is another veteran in the scene, with years of experience and multiple projects done by them. They cater their services to multiple industries. They are particularly experienced in the fields of healthcare, education and e-commerce. 

They specialize in designing, architecture, building and scaling RoR applications. They also provide services such as building SaaS applications and migration to Ruby from other frameworks. Their portfolio includes renowned clients such as Ditto TV, Ehealth Pro Patient, Ucliq and many others. Not to mention, their list of awards showcases their abilities in developing RoR software.

5. Digital Silk

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Digital Silk is a top software development company that is also known for its Ruby on Rails expertise. A lot of their development projects were accomplished with Ruby. A clientele list that contains bigshots like Sony, Puma and IBM will let you know what kind of applications they are used to building. 

They provide their clients with a detailed development that keeps them informed on their progress. They are known for taking on a variety of projects so they are more than likely to have handled whatever type of work you want.

Companies that use Ruby On Rails

Ruby on Rails provides a solid framework for developers to build high-quality websites and software. Here are some popular companies that you are very likely familiar with that were built on Ruby on Rails.

Airbnb

Airbnb is a world-renowned platform that creates a bridge between travelers and hosts to provide room renting services. They use Ruby on Rails as the foundation for their platform for its flexibility and scalability. This is to account for changes and business growth. Airbnb currently has over 150 million users across the globe who have booked accommodations over 1.5 billion times.

Ask.fm

Ask.fm is an interest-based social Q&A platform where users can anonymously ask questions to random users. It is a fun site used by a lot of people to ask fun and interesting questions and engage with a community of people. They have over 215 million users as of now.

Fiverr

Fiverr is one of the most popular online marketplaces that offers gigs and micro jobs for fixed amounts of money (minimum 5$). This platform was built on Ruby on Rails and has allowed freelancers to thrive in our current world of online presence.

As of March 31st, 2024, Fiverr has around 4 million active buyers.

GitHub

GitHub is a popular code-hosting platform where developers can share their code and collaborate. This platform uses Ruby on Rails to host large amounts of codes and data of different nature.

Shopify

Shopify is the leading e-commerce platform allowing anyone to set up online stores of their own. The flexibility and scalability of Ruby on Rails is the ideal choice for Shopify as it needs to handle large volumes of data. Currently, Shopify has 2.1 million daily active users, with 4.8 million online stores using Shopify.

How to select the best RoR developer for you

Now that you know some of the top developers in the industry, it is time to make a decision. However, this can be a big commitment, and you may feel hesitant to sign a final contract. Here are some things to consider before deciding on your developing company.

Experience And Expertise

When hiring a Ruby on Rails company, you will want to look for expert engineers. In most job circulars you will see that they are asking for 2 to 5 or more years of expertise. There is a reason why clients prefer expertise. The biggest market for Ruby on Rails lies in startups. Startups need to do more with less. Ruby on Rails helps them to quickly build software with limited budgets. However, the nature of this framework is such that it takes time to master. Instead of spending time training and developing people, startups prefer to hire experts and develop quality applications as fast as possible.

Interestingly, if you go through hundreds of Ruby on Rails jobs, you will start to see a common set of requirements by the clients. One of the biggest reasons why clients hire Nascenia is because they have over 50 Ruby on Rails developers with 1 to 15 years of experience, making it one of the biggest RoR teams in South Asia. Those who are highly experienced, take the leadership of projects and deal with clients. In the meantime, fresh developers add tremendous energy and creativity to projects and focus on nurturing their skills.

Portfolio

The next thing you need is a rich portfolio. By rich, I refer to both the number of projects and dynamism. For example, Nascenia has completed 180+ RoR projects. It has completed projects in various education, event management, photography, video collaboration and so on. It has worked with Khan Academy, Better Collective, Wairever and some high-profile clients. When clients see its dynamism and the number of projects completed, they feel intrigued. It brings us to the next important step.

Communication

Communication is extremely important for a Ruby on Rails company. It applies to both onsite and offsite developers. As a developer, if you cannot convey your message properly, no matter how expert you are, you will not impress the client. Communication is vital from the very first meeting to post-delivery service.

Nascenia puts a great effort into understanding user stories before proceeding to the development phase. Clients only finalize deals when they feel they can understand their requirements, and convey and concretize the understanding into the final software properly.

Development Method And Project Management Style

This is mostly applicable to remote developers. You should try to learn if the Ruby on Rails company you want to hire follows any specific development method. You should also try to understand the team’s project management style. Ask about Agile (Scrum, Lean, Kanban, Crystal, XP, DSDM), TDD, etc. This will help you determine how systematically a company works and if they are fit for your projects.

Let me share the diagram that shows how Nascenia develops software.

Work Flow Diagram of Nascenia

For project management, Nascenia uses Trello, Basecamp, Pivotal Tracker, Scrumpad and Unfuddle, Trajectory. Different clients prefer different ones.

Benefits of using Ruby on Rails

Web App development

Ruby on Rails is a great framework for developing custom web applications. They can be used to create all kinds of platforms ranging from content management systems to simple blog sites. With a versatile framework as this, developers can create innovative application designs. They can satisfy the needs of the clients no matter what they are.

Rapid Prototyping

Prototyping is a necessary step in web development. It allows for various things like user testing and gives us a glimpse of the final product. Ruby on Rails lets developers create functional prototypes in a simple way, which in turn speeds up the development process. This will also ensure periodic feedback loops to realize the clients’ final vision.

Scalability 

Due to the customizability of Ruby on Rails, one can easily scale the application to the performance of a business. It has horizontal scaling and service-based architecture. As a result, it is a popular framework for companies that expect rapid growth within the next few years. Scalability alone is a huge factor on its own for large companies to consider adopting it. 

Flexibility

Ruby on Rails allows developers great flexibility that they can use to their advantage. Features like extensive libraries, integration options and an active community are available here. This provides adequate resources allowing developers to get creative with their projects. This flexibility lets developers adapt and innovate to stay ahead of the curve and meet the demands of clients.

MVC structure

Ruby on Rails has a Model-View-Controller (MVC) structure. This divides the web application into three different segments: the model, the view, and the controller. The Model deals with the data and code of the application, the view shows the user interface, and controllers bridge the model and the view. This model makes it very convenient for developers to work on it.

Alongside them, Ruby on Rails provides a lot of other benefits not seen in other frameworks.

Why choose Nascenia?

Nascenia has been a long-time developer in the field of Ruby on Rails. Here are some reasons why Nascenia would be a good choice for your project.

Years of experience

Nascenia has been working in this field for a long time, and its longevity speaks for the expertise of the company. Their team of experienced developers will guide you through the creation process. And realize your ideas according to your goals. Nascenia utilizes Agile and Lean methodologies for software development. This ensures a smooth creation process. They also provide you with SCRUM-certified developers so you know your project will be in the right hands.

Ruby on Rails support and maintenance

Even after your projects are done, Nascenia will provide you with support and maintenance long after it has been created. This will ensure that applications are secure, efficient and user-friendly. Not to mention, all of the projects go through quality assurance testing for best results.

Offshore web development team

Nascenia has a diverse team of developers. They include front-end, back-end and full-stack developers along with DevOps and QA engineers. Nascenia is ready for you to take advantage of offshore development services. 

With a team of 50+ developers, you can create the dream team from anywhere in the world. No matter which part of the world you are from, Nascenia’s team is ready to turn your ideas into reality.

Great collaborative services

You can rely on Nascenia to be with you throughout development. Testimonials on the website will show you how collaboratively Nascenia works with its clients—keeping contact every step of the way and providing valuable updates throughout. There will be periodic meetings set up so that you can rest assured that your application is headed in the right direction.

Conclusion

We hope this article has provided you with all the information you need. You now know the benefits of Ruby on Rails and how to decide on the perfect developers for it. If you require a developer and do not know where to start looking, get a free quote and consultation from Nascenia and get started. We would be glad to bring your ideas to fruition.

 
Contributor: Mushtahir Aziz Rahman, Business Executive, Nascenia
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