We are thrilled to announce that Clutch has named Cafeto Software a member of Clutch 100 for fast-growth companies. The 100 fastest-growing companies rank is based on their verified absolute revenue growth rate from 2019 to 2020. We are proud to be ranked #19 out of all the companies in this category.
Clutch is an established platform in the heart of Washington, DC, committed to helping small, mid-market, and enterprise businesses identify and connect with the service providers they need to achieve their goals. Clutch has become the go-to resource for businesses in the agency space. They are the leader in connecting global service providers with corporate buyers from around the world.
“Being recognized by Clutch as one of the 100 fastest-growing businesses is just amazing,” said Cafeto Software Chief Executive Officer Luis Perez. “This reinforces our commitment to give the best of ourselves every day to our clients and team members.”
We attribute our success to our amazing clients, and we are truly grateful for their continued trust and support. We are especially thankful to those who left us a review on Clutch. Hear what they had to say about working with us.
“However, what I could say is that we have continued to partner with them because the team has been dedicated to completing their work. Their management is also communicative, and they make it easy to work with the contract team.” – Product Analyst, PROS
“Their dedication to putting their client’s interests first is remarkable.” Head of Partnerships, Aloa
If you are new to Cafeto Software and want to learn more about us and our past work, you can visit our profile on Clutch. Let’s talk. Our team is looking forward to hearing from you.
What technology to use for a project? This is one of the most critical and difficult decisions to make when developing an application. Today, we will explore Ruby on Rails Vs Node.js in detail to help you understand these two technologies, how they differ, and when to choose one over the other.
Both web development technologies have their advantages and disadvantages, but both can support complex web applications. However, to make the best possible decision, you need to understand your development project and its end goals.
Ruby on Rails and Node.js Background
Built on the Ruby programming language, Ruby on Rails ( RoR, or sometimes just “Rails”) is a fully-fledged website framework that includes everything you need to complete a website project, including the ability to manage logic routing and applications, all out of the box. These handy tools also include database integration and controllers, making it easier to facilitate web development on an end-to-end basis.
Now that you understand what Ruby on Rails and Node.js are let’s look at the specific benefits that each one offers to developers.
Ruby on Rails Advantages
There are many advantages to working with Ruby on Rails. Key benefits of using this development framework include:
Simple database migration
One of the most significant advantages of RoR is that it was built for developing an application at high speed. It has many ready-made libraries (named gems) that allow constructing a web application in a short time. It also promotes writing code, which is really close to the natural English language, so it is easier to understand.
Furthermore, Ruby on Rails makes it easy for developers to implement multiple features at once by using the Model View Controller (MVC) architectural pattern and having different layers taken care of by various components in a very consistent manner across applications.
This is one of the most critical aspects when developing a web application. Scalability is the ease at which a system can process increasing amounts of data over time.
The architecture of an RoR application has great scalability potential due to its modularity, which means the possibility to divide the system into engines, modules and gems. It also conforms very well to the twelve-factor app principles, which allows it to be scaled horizontally in a natural way.
This fact can be well appreciated whenever popular Platforms as a Service (Paas) such as Heroku help you scale the applications by just clicking a few buttons or interacting with simple slider control.
Simple database migration
Database migration can cause real headaches and take a lot of time. Ruby on Rails makes database migration effortless. Rails utilize ActiveRecord, which easily mitigates the discrepancies between multiple SQL interactions. Instead of taking valuable time to write out cumbersome SQL code, developers can use Ruby on Rails to describe the changes to their database tables. Plus, Rails works in a variety of database environments.
Ruby on Rails has been heavily focused on giving developers a clean, fun-to-use framework that is powerful and genuinely different from anything else. The community that grew around it and the abundance of resources they created only helped bolster its growth.
RoR has a huge community of experienced developers around it. It is vibrant, ever-growing and thousands of user-built gems make the development a breeze. This community has been getting better over the years, introducing many new features and making sure the whole ecosystem works flawlessly.
There are also many benefits to using the Node.js runtime for your development project. The key benefits of using Node.js include:
One language solution
Node.js is best known for its speed. In part thanks to a combo of event-centric programming and programming that is out of sync. In addition, an exit entrance that avoids blockages. All of which maximizes the use of a single processor core and computer memory.
Sure enough, Node.js can handle more requests simultaneously and, by definition, the workload of many web servers. Furthermore, Node.js allows programs to keep running even with input and output demands when a server is high. As a result, maintain application performance regardless of load.
One language solution
One clear advantage is that Node.js is an open-source technology. It is not only about being free; it is also about the collaboration of highly creative and engaged developers from various corners of the world. For Node.js, there is no rigid money-oriented governance but a community with an intrinsic motivation to continuously build a product to be proud of.
New libraries are constantly being released for Node.js. This creates an extensive technology ecosystem for developers to work with. Currently, there are more than 800,000 libraries available for Node.js. This is a valuable resource for developers, and the large ecosystem of libraries available is one of the main reasons developers choose Node.js.
Projects best suited for Ruby on Rails
Rails is more capable of handling apps with many images, videos, and graphics since it is not a single-threaded environment like Node.js. If you’re also looking for rapid development, Ruby on Rails is the better choice. Node.js can be fast, too, thanks to its generator scripts, but it will never be as fast as Ruby on Rails in terms of development time.
If your project doesn’t require a lot of real-time functionality, Ruby on Rails is the way to go. Besides, it is a perfect option if you are limited in time and budget since the framework allows coders to move at a decently higher pace. Finally, Ruby on Rails will also be an absolute win-win option if you need to create a database-heavy project.
Projects best suited for Node.js
Real-time applications: Node.js can power real-time applications (RTA) that process a high volume of short messages and require a minimal delay. For example, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Uber are all built on Node.js.
Data streaming: Considering its asynchronous nature, Node.js is also suitable for real-time streaming of media, streaming of data from various resources and apps that presuppose multiple file uploads. Netflix running on Node.js is a prominent example here.
DevOps projects: As mentioned above, Node.js is perfect for writing fast and lightweight pieces of application – microservices – that allow development teams to build, deploy and maintain software at the same time. Continuous development and continuous integration are at the core of DevOps.
Final thoughts …
It can be challenging to make the comparison: Ruby on Rails vs Node.js. After all, one is a development framework, and the other is a runtime environment. Still, there are times when you may need to choose between Rails and Node.js. So, remember, before selecting a web development tool, take into account the goals and project requirements first.
It seems to me that nowadays more and more companies rely on automation in order to become more efficient, effective, reduce errors and overall try to gain any competitive advantage regardless of their industry. We can see this in industries ranging from agriculture to telecommunications; and all those in between. However, automation is no picnic.
It requires precise procedures, highly qualified people, much much (yes, that’s two times as much) review, and incredibly strong determination. The end result, processes that take a fraction of the time for a person to do manually. It is, ultimately speaking, an investment with the hopes of having a very high NPV in the future. This, however, comes not without risk; since the processes to be automated should be fully well known, streamlined, and able to break into smaller, more digestible, and “codable” processes. Therefore, having the right people to do the job is also an incredibly important aspect.
Integration allows for all of these new technologies to talk to each other, work together, hand in hand, and deliver a desired result. We see this everyday in more and more aspects in the Tech world. From the app you use to get your food delivered, to the different email addresses you use in your daily life, all must communicate seamlessly and provide a user-friendly aspect.
In order to do so, such integrations must be meticulously executed, tested, retested, and then launched. With so many different technologies popping up everywhere to make our lives easier in every aspect of our waking lives, these must be rigorously evaluated and translated from one language to the other. You would not want for a part of your customer base to be cut off simply because your technology does not speak your prospects’ phone, computer, tablet, or whatever software they use.
You don’t want to lose any competitive advantage in such a rapid-growing industry. Take it from us, who deal with this on a daily basis. In order to stay ahead of the curve, you need to ride this wave, make things better, review, evaluate, iterate, automate and integrate.
You want to look back on a week-old code and say “I can do better.” You want to receive your clients’ emails saying “Thank you so much!” You want to free up time using automation to focus on important and strategic tasks. You want technologies to speak to each other so you don’t have to build everything from scratch. You want to be the leader; and with automation and integration, you have a much higher chance of achieving that. What are you waiting for? Automate and integrate your technologies today with Cafeto.