In the field of web development, there are many specialities and languages including Swift, Node.js, React.js or Ruby.
Ruby is a free programming language. It is object-oriented and multi-paradigm. Relatively few developers choose to specialise in this language, although its syntax is easy to understand and pleasant to use. However, it is a popular language in digital start-ups and companies, such as Airbnb, Hulu or Groupon.
Analyse project specifications
The first mission of a Ruby developer is to understand the needs of their client, whether internal or external, and to implement the programming solutions best suited to the budget and timing of the project.
Develop adapted applications and functionalities
Using the Ruby programming language and the open-source Ruby on Rails framework, the developer is responsible for coding and designing web applications that respect the specifications established by the web project manager or IT manager.
Manage tests and monitor project development
Throughout the coding process, the Ruby Developer is responsible for the testing. Once the solutions are in place, the Ruby Developer must ensure that everything works properly. They must also often train their client or internal teams in the new systems installed.
Mastery of the Ruby language
Ability to self-educate
The Ruby language evolves regularly, so developers must always be aware of new features and be able to use them effectively. This requires regular reading and self-training.
The Ruby Developer must often be able to work on the web, on mobile applications, on video games … They must, therefore, have knowledge in all these areas in addition to their technical programming knowledge.
If there is a problem with a web or mobile application, it must be managed quickly. The Ruby Developer must, therefore, know how to analyze where the malfunction comes from and find the solution in the shortest possible time.
The Ruby speciality is quite rare for a developer, so the profile that is quite sought after by companies. The Ruby Developer can work in a web agency, as a permanent employee or as a freelancer.
The average daily rate of a Ruby Developer fluctuates between €300 and €550.
A degree from a college or technical school can help candidates access this position. However, it is possible to specialise in Ruby through specific training and certifications. There are also plenty of online resources for professionals to self-educate.
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