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Job Description: We are seeking a skilled Ruby on Rails Developer to lead the migration of our web application from Webpacker V5 to V6…

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Full Stack Developer - Shopify/Ruby on Rails Hourly ‐ Posted 1 month ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
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Intermediate
Experience level

LTV SaaS Growth Fund is seeking a Full-stack Developer who will be responsible for the maintenance and development of applications with…

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Chatwoot Installation Fixed-price ‐ Posted 26 days ago

$80
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Intermediate
Experience level

I want you to install ChatWoot in our server or server you would recommend. Should be capable enough to take up minor customisations i…

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Help with stripe checkout Fixed-price ‐ Posted 25 days ago

$50
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Intermediate
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I need a developer who help me fix the issue during the checkout, I got this error response from the stripe below. "Sending credit card…

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Discourse Plugin Hourly ‐ Posted 22 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
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Hi all :) I need a Discourse Plugin created. I'm not going to go into details about the specifics of the plugin I need built just yet.…

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Ruby on Rails Developer - India Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 month ago

$10,000
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

ROR Developer No of positions: 2 Location: Mumbai/Kolkata Employment Type: Contractual On board Target Date: Immediate / ASAP…

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DeepStream Consultant Hourly ‐ Posted 27 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
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We are seeking a skilled and experienced DeepStream Consultant to join our team for a project. As a DeepStream Consultant, you will be…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
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**Job Title**: Senior Software Engineer - Ruby on Rails/React.js with Microservices Architecture **Job Description**: We are seeking…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

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About Us: We are an e-commerce site based in the United States, leveraging technology to enhance our marketing efforts and provide the…

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Pleroma/Soapbox/Mastodon Fixed-price ‐ Posted 21 days ago

$100
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

Hi, everyone, I am looking for a developer who can implement Mastodon Trends and Hashtag Follow features into Pleroma (Soapbox). If you…

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Ruby on Rails Developers on Upwork
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How to Become a Ruby on Rails Developer

Are you an expert Ruby on Rails developer with a passion for helping startups recognize their potential? Your knowledge of the rails framework may be just the skill you need to be an effective independent Ruby on Rails developer on Upwork.

What does a Ruby On Rails Developer do?

A Ruby on Rails developer uses the programming language Ruby to write, develop, and test new software and web applications. Ruby is a highly flexible language allowing for quick iteration, so its use has been growing within the software engineering industry.

Ruby on Rails development is a skill that is highly sought after by a variety of companies from startups to large corporations across a variety of industries.

What skills do I need to become a Ruby on Rails Developer?

When you’re looking to start an independent Ruby on Rails developer career, you’ll need a few skills to get started. It helps if you have professional experience as a backend developer or experience working on web apps or Rails applications, but it’s possible some front-end developer experience may apply if you’re familiar with MVC environments.

These are some of the skills that a ROR developer will need to possess.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a similar field or a professional certification that focuses on full-stack development.
  • Thorough knowledge of Ruby on Rails design patterns and other intricacies within the ruby code.
  • Knowledge of front-end web development, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Additional languages like Python, Java, and PHP.
  • Understanding of the Rails 5 development framework, including the fundamentals and syntax of the ruby programming language.
  • Experience working with Ruby on Rails libraries, like RSpec and Resque
  • Knowledge of testing and debugging procedures to aid in software development.
  • Solid understanding of server-side template languages, including Slim and Liquid.

What are the core Ruby on Rails developer job responsibilities?

Ruby on rails is built on the backend of the Rails framework and as a result, is widely used in a variety of web applications. Some of the functions a RoR developer could be expected to perform as part of their daily tasks include:

  • Testing: Rails provides a development framework for automatic framework making it easy to write and execute test code. They’ll also be expected to maintain and troubleshoot web apps.
  • Modeling: An RoR developer will be expected to create models that manage data and make use of the model-view-controller.
  • Active Record: This is a tool within object-oriented programming that allows objects to carry persistent data and behavior that operates the data.
  • Maintain APIs: Programmers will be expected to maintain the APIs.
  • Refactoring: Coders need to have the skills to manage and refine backend code without changing its external behavior.

Should I get a Ruby on Rails degree or certification?

In addition to taking the time to learn Ruby on Rails and develop your skills, it may be helpful to obtain a bachelor’s degree and/or professional certification to help your Upwork profile stand out.

Some examples of popular Ruby on Rails degrees or certifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or software engineering
  • Online courses and tutorials focusing on Ruby on Rails development frameworks and web application development.
  • Courses in design, product, and research through Learners.

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