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Years of RoR experience
Ruby on Rails experts
Avarage years of team member seniority
Supporting clients with exceptional Ruby on Rails talent
Available in 48 hours
DevTalents are determined to help our partners expand and grow when opportunities arise, which means that we provide a selection of available software engineers withing two working days from first contact.
Efficient hiring process
We pride ourselves on our smooth, streamlined processes. We take our clients through the steps of choosing the right developers for the job and completing onboarding.
Every individual in the DevTalents talent pool has been thoroughly vetted. Our team members are true experts in their fields, with extensive commercial experience and a passion for teamwork.
Trusted by enterprises, scale-ups and startups across continents
Our avarage HubSpot development project takes us 1.5 month and costs $12-17k
RoR is the right web framework for rapid development
- The 165,000+ Ruby on Rails Gems (libraries) available mean that common features don't need to be written from screatch, just adjusted to specific business needs.
- Building an MVP with RoR can take less time than with almost any other technology, allowing companies to prototype quickly and begin gaining traction or overcome time sensitive challenges.
- Thanks to the Model-Vie-Controller approach of Rails, apps built with this framework are highly modular. Adding new features is fast & easy.
RoR comes with a suite of battle-tested solutions
- RoR Gems can be used to solve a number of challenges, such as authentication, payment processing, analytics, improving performance or handling images.
- Thanks to its robust community, the Ruby programming language has grown to include a number of exciting features, such as great support for applying thorough quality assurance processes.
- Ruby on Rails successfully supports a number of different types of web apps, including ecommerce and marketplace solutions, aggregators, social media platforms, business products, project management tools, and streaming platforms.
Rails continues to grow with quality and reliability at its core
- Due to their long history, both Ruby and Rails are long past their growing pains and well into a period of stability and reliability.
- Although Ruby was first introduced in 1995, and Rails in 2004, both continue to be highly popular technological choices among companies of all sizes.
- More than 1,000,000 live websites around the globe have been built with RoR. Notable examples include Shopify, Basecamp, Airbnb, GitHub, and Kickstarter.
Why companies from all around the world rely on DevTalents when building their teams?
I’ve been working directly with the Ruby on Rails engineer we hired from DevTalents. He had a strong SEO background which is rare for backend developers - that was very valuable. He also accompanied me during the calls with customers, providing technical expertise and a wide range of potential solutions. My account manager is always around, constantly in touch and checking if everything is going alright.
The DevTalents team is nimble, agile, and incredibly responsive. They prioritized quality frontend development, access to native device features, and a polished UX. They added critical features (multi-login, pagination, admin panel improvements, email automation, better notifications) and helped us test the app. What's more, the mobile developers proactively refactored some parts of the app that required fixes and optimization. After that, we've seen a huge improvement when it comes to loading time and user experience.
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How to ensure perfect fit when
hiring Ruby on Rails developers
The success of web development projects depends heavily on the engineers involved in it. To make sure you will meet your company’s business goals, satisfy stakeholders and delight users, you need the right experts to help you. In the case of Ruby on Rails developers, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.
Why hire RoR developers?
Ruby on Rails developers are highly specialized experts who can join a project quickly, deliver tasks at a breakneck pace, and offer priceless advice. This is due to the nature of Ruby the programming language and Rails the web framework. Ruby and Rails come with a large number of libraries, called gems, which can be used to create apps quickly from pre-built blocks. However, it takes deep RoR experience to do this.
Why? Because of the sheer number and variety of gems. A senior Ruby on Rails developer will be able to choose the right ones for any project, adjust them to match business needs, and recognize when none of the existing gems is what the app needs. Additionally, because of the modular structure of Rails apps and the best practices deeply entrenched in the Ruby community, only a team of true experts will be able to deliver a scalable, easy to maintain app. People who are new to the technology might not understand some of its most important principles and make mistakes that will be difficult to fix in the future.
This is why it’s so important to look for the right Ruby on Rails experts for your web project.
Are RoR experts rare?
Ruby on Rails is among the most popular web development frameworks. From the start, RoR developers have been in high demand. This means that, although there are many Ruby on Rails companies offering their services, finding the right team members might be difficult, especially for a more challenging project.
Are Ruby on Rails developers expensive?
It might seem as though the price for RoR development services is steep. However, this does not impact the final cost of a project in the way you might expect. Because Rails allows for rapid development in a modular environment, new features can be added quickly, and making changes mid-project doesn’t take much time. Rails developers are super fast compared to some other technologies, so while their cost per hour may seem high, the number of hours they’ll need to complete their work will offset this.
How to recognize outstanding Ruby on Rails developers
Aside from deep technical knowledge and practical experience, true RoR experts should be able to seamlessly fit into the client company’s processes and culture. To ensure the right level of expertise on both counts, you would normally need someone with technical skills on your team, to check how skilled each candidate is. DevTalents simplifies this process by providing clients with carefully tailored shortlists of pre-vetted senior RoR engineers.
Step 1: Verifying candidate bios
Once you receive a set of candidate bios, which will contain their work experience, skillset and other information useful in your specific case - you’ll need to chose the ones who best match your business needs.
We recommend focusing on:
- Experience with object-oriented programming,
- Deep knowledge of the model-view-controller framework,
- Ability to work with multiple databases, such as SQL, PostgreSQL, and MySQL,
- Experience with REST APIs,
- Knowledge of the most useful and reliable gems,
- Evidence of successful past projects.
Step 2: Gauging soft skills
Software development in general and Ruby on Rails development in particular is highly collaborative. It requires effective, transparent communication, a proactive attitude, and problem-solving skills.
A good exercise for checking problem-solving aptitude is a theoretical conversation about challenges that might arise for a specific app or feature. A developer that can come up with potential pitfalls as well as ways to avoid them is one that knows how to ensure high code quality.
Proactivity is often a result of ambition. That’s why, during our hiring process, we ask candidates about their career goals and professional interests. We’re looking for mentions of cutting-edge solutions, exciting open-source projects, knowledge of current trends, and ideas on how to work more efficiently.
Finally, a senior Ruby on Rails developer may be needed to explain certain concepts and solutions to stakeholders. This requires the ability to communicate comples technical information in an easy-to-digest format, as well as a good understanding of the client’s perspective and business needs.
Step 3: Ensuring team fit
Because effective collaboration is so crucial for Ruby on Rails projects, the experts you hire should be able to fit seamlessly into any team. It’s important for team members to support each other, offer advice, do code reviews when needed, and workshop solutions. Although every company has a unique culture and set of processes, DevTalents’ experts have the right mindset, skills and support to integrate well into any environment.
Step 4: Checking past experience for project synergy
Every development project is unique, with its own business context, market reality, user base and so on. That’s why working with developers who understand your market and specific challenges can be incredibly valuable. DevTalents’ experts have delivered projects for multiple industries, from finance and real estate, through lifestyle and ecommerce, to healthcare and the automotive sector. We’ve gained a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities of our clients and partners, which helps us offer helpful suggestions and avoid pitfalls.
When considering a candidate, you can always ask us about his or her past working experience. We’ll be happy to provide client testimonials and showcase some of our past projects.
Step 5: Setting up effective communication
When you empower your team through additional RoR development expertise, it’s important to give them the right communication tools. At DevTalents, we use chat (e.g. Slack), video calls and regular meetings, Trello boards, Jira, file sharing, code versioning, and many other solutions that help us make our work available to the whole team and to keep everyone in the loop at all times.
Should you need a team, several RoR developers, or a single expert?
Each project is different. Some may be best served through the rapidly paced work of a full Rails development team, able to deliver features at top speed. Other times, what you’ll need will be a single RoR engineer to augment your existing team with additional expertise. Both approaches have their pros and cons.
|Team extension||Full development team|
|Flexible and scalable||Fast and highly focused on results|
|Lower upfornt cost||Possible faster results|
|Operating within established company processes, meeting specific requirements||Opportunity to learn new & better processes and know-how|
Sometimes, clients are worried that time zone differences and culture clash may impact our cooperation negatively. But over 12+ years of delivering commercial projects, the DevTalents team has had no such problems.
Time zone differences can work to your benefit. When developers work is ready for review first thing in the morning, you might be surprised by how much such a system improves your team’s efficiency. Additionally, DevTalents’ engineers make sure to always be available for team meetings and that at least some of their business hours match the client’s.
Culture clash can be more difficult to overcome. That’s why DevTalents provide top Ruby on Rails developers from Europe first and foremost. We pride ourselves on our work ethic, proactive attitude and ability to reach a deep understanding with clients.
How to get started with your Rails development project?
It’s very simple - let us know how many Ruby on Rails developers you need through our contact form. We’ll get back to you within 48 hours with a shortlist of candidates. If the first batch doesn’t quite match your needs, we guarantee that we’ll find more suitable experts immediately.
How long will it take to hire and onboard RoR experts?
You’ll get a list of candidates within two business days - and then it’s up to you! Through long experience, the DevTalents team has gotten very good at processing paperwork lightning quick, so we’ll get the formalities handled in no time. Usually, our experts begin working on a new project within 1-2 weeks. We also ensure a painless, super fast onboarding.
Hire top Ruby on Rails development talent today
Get in touch through our contact form or talk directly to our technology consultant. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have and help you make the best possible choices for your business.
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