There are a number of reasons why Ruby on Rails is one of the top 10 most in-demand web development frameworks in 2021, from its simple, ‘beautiful’ code to the fact that its pre-defined solutions to certain web-development issues can help to speed up development time (and ultimately, delivery). Another reason that it’s favoured by web developers and online businesses is the security that the tool offers.
The open-source application is constantly being refined and enhanced by a team of over 5000 web developers, with regular releases designed to fix bugs, improve performance and make the platform more stable for everyone. In February 2021, for example, Rails versions 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 were released as security releases that addressed issues including possible DoS (Denial of Service) vulnerability.
As well as regular improvements to the tool, it is also important that we, as web developers, are aware of some of the most common vulnerabilities associated with Ruby on Rails frameworks so that we can take steps to protect ourselves from them as much as possible. As stated in the Ruby on Rails security guide, “Security depends on the people using the framework, and sometimes on the development method. And it depends on all layers of a web application environment: The back-end storage, the web server, and the web application itself (and possibly other layers or applications)”. Thanks to over a decade of comprehensive web development experience using the Ruby on Rails framework (as well as other programming languages and frameworks), we know how to help you tackle a range of potential vulnerabilities, from ensuring users have strong passwords to making sure that Gems (which can be used to extend or modify functionality in Ruby applications) are trustworthy and not malicious.
If you have security concerns about your Ruby on Rails website, or want to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are addressed as much as possible, we can help. Please give us a ring on +44 (0)1827 23 22 21 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.