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Upgrade Ruby On Rails webapp to Ruby 3
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Hourly ‐ Posted 21 minutes ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Existing Ruby On Rails needs to be upgraded from Ruby 2.7 to 3.0. At the same time we'll also want to upgrade our rails version (curre…

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Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

European Independent Candidate Only we are looking for a senior Ruby on Rails developer who can work with us on an amazing eCommerce m…

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Postalhq mta guru Hourly ‐ Posted 23 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Hello, we are using https://github.com/postalserver/postal Recently we have increased the load and bumped into issues with RabitMQ c…

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Neo4j Upgrade Consultant Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

We're in the process of upgrading our Neo4j database from enterprise version 3.5.25 to 4.2x. We're looking for an experienced enginee…

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Setup Craigslist Template and Add Features Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 days ago

$350
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

I am purchasing a craigslist template from https://www.davidbattersby.com/products/craigslist-clone. I need a developer experienced w…

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Ruby on Rails Developer
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 hour ago

$10,000
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Need a ruby on rails developer to work on US timezone. Monthly payments will be made.

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Seeking Ruby on Rails tutor / coach
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 14 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Hello, My name is John. I'm learning Ruby and Rails and would like to engage with a tutor to accelerate my learning, help in areas I g…

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RoR freelancer needed for Full Time Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

We need full-time RoR developers for the long term project. Developer need to Indian and Freelancers only ( No Agencies please ) Th…

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Ruby on Rails Developer Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

We are a Ruby on Rails development agency based in the UK. Our primary focus is a product called Hanover, which is an applicant trackin…

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30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

I am looking for a experienced Ruby on Rails and React.js developer who write code creatively. I am not looking for someone who can on…

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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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