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Pixie Labs is a leading London-based digital product studio with deep software development expertise in Ruby on Rails. Our team has been using Ruby on Rails since 2009.
We're committed to the framework and an established part of the Rails open-source community, with numerous projects including letsencrypt-rails-heroku and Balrog. These reusable libraries tackle common issues we have identified through numerous Rails projects and we've shared them with the community so we can all learn together.
What is Ruby on Rails?
Ruby on Rails, often known just as 'Rails', is an open-source web development framework for creating web applications with complex business logic. Known for being a framework optimised for developer happiness, Rails offers developers a clean and efficient coding environment. This enables us to focus on the more complex project requirements quickly while maintaining quality.
Security and reliability
Ruby on Rails powers the backend of dozens of successful and well-known projects used by millions daily, such as Shopify, Airbnb, Strava, Twitch, SoundCloud, and even GitHub. This alone should assure you of its security. Still, without getting too technical, Rails has built-in security features that help protect against common web application vulnerabilities such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks.
Flexibility and scalability
Ruby on Rails is an incredibly flexible language, making solving one problem in many ways possible. The flexibility and expressiveness of the language give us and our clients the freedom and opportunities to find the best-suited solution for a project.
Rails is also designed to scale easily to grow with a business's needs over time. The framework's modular design makes it easy to modify and expand, making it an excellent choice for businesses that expect rapid growth.
What type of projects do we use Rails for?
Thanks to these factors and more, Ruby on Rails is used by startups, scale-ups and enterprise companies. Rails was designed to allow for the quick creation of high-performance, bespoke web platforms; this enables us to use it on a wide range of projects:
• E-commerce solutions
• SaaS solutions
• Internal business solutions
• Edtech platforms
• Health tech platforms and more.
We've used Ruby on Rails for a large variety of work. Check out our work.