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Lionnel Patrick
Lionnel Patrick

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Let’s discover Ruby on Rails

Hello hello everyone ...
I hope you are doing well despite this situation of global health crisis ...

I want through this series of articles to invite you to discover the Ruby on Rails web framework. But first of all, I will introduce myself.

What about me..

I am Patrick Lionnel. I live in Senegal (AFRICA) since 2013 where I did an engineering cycle in networks and telecoms. in 2016 after my diploma, I wanted to learn to code and this is how my professional adventure in the middle of the code started ... I thus started as a junior Android developer for 1 year. Then I started to do the web with PHP ... it was pretty cool.

After 2 and a half years, I went to a start-up where I did a little excessive Javascript and I improved my front-end knowledge with learning the JavaScript Angular2 framework for almost a year. and in January 2020, I was recruited by another start-up to work on a really exciting project ... Alas, the project had to be done on a technology that I had never used ... you can guess Ruby on Rails ....

So despite the hundreds of candidates who have applied, I knew how to stand out with what I already had as experience in the web and the challenge was to succeed in learning the language and to be productive in a stressful environment and a reduced time .... Nothing better than real challenges ...

The Challenge...

This is how I dived into the marvelous universe of RoR (Ruby on Rails) and I would like through this series to present to you what I learned, why it’s good and especially why it is still a relevant choice today as well for start-ups who want to quickly prototype or have an app in a limited time, as for larger companies who want a robust platform.

As far as I'm concerned, I started this adventure in a team of 03 people including myself with the aim of producing a v0 of a SaaS web platform, responsive in two months. During these two months, we designed the platform with Figma, coded the application with Ruby on Rails, and deployed on Clever-cloud.

How did we achieve this feat...

How did we achieve this feat? With a dev who had never done Rails? How do I manage to learn so quickly and adapt to my new work environment? How did I fall in love with Ruby on Rails? What can this framework bring you as a Dev, CTO, or entrepreneur? more in my next article.

By the way, if you too have already had to work under pressure, share your experience with us in a comment. Are you a Ruby developer? Tell me in a comment why and what do you like in this Framework ...

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leob • Edited

Ruby (and Ruby on Rails) are absolutely a delight to work with, I've worked with it on a few projects. More recently I've been using Laravel, PHP-based but heavily inspired by Rails. Even when not coding in Ruby we can see that Rails has made its mark and left its legacy!

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Lionnel Patrick

Hello @leob Thank's for your comment... I really appreciate RoR and I want in this series share the few things that I know and what I discover every day....
I hope we will discuss later on some features and stuff...