In our previous material on web app development, we pulled off the curtains on why Ruby on Rails is ideal for web application development. This time we would like to focus on the initial Ruby on Rails web app development process. Read 8 steps to develop your own web application.
Here in Syndicode, we define every milestone for web app development. Below you will find the essential steps that should be followed as part of the web application development process. Here are 8 steps of the web app development process:
- Creating a roadmap
You have to understand the direction of the project and establish the goals and purposes of the web application.
- Define the target audience
Prepare the analytics report with the following information: type of audience, age, gender, education; web access capabilities of the audience; the level of security and quantitative audience stats.
- Create a detailed functional specifications document
It is used to eliminate any sort of confusion in the future, a functional specifications document lists all the technical specifications and functionalities of a web application which is to be developed.
- Deciding on outsourcing
Web application development is often cost-effective and faster when outsourced. You can read more about outsourcing advantages in our article: 5 reasons why you should outsource.
- Selecting Technology
On this stage you need to define the platform, technology, environment, structure, and framework. Don’t forget about the project timeline which has to be decided on the same stage (as far as it largely depends on technology).
- Designing Layout and Interface
Here a visual guide or a simple UI sketch has to be created. Once the interface and interaction models are approved, the design is implemented.
- Web app development
First, do the application’s architecture and framework, design its database structure. Then you have to develop or customize the module, classes, and libraries, and implement all the functionalities mentioned in the specifications.
- The last stage of the web app development is testing
It consists of QA testing and bug fixing. A web application must be put through the paces, and all suitable testing techniques must be employed, including load testing, stress testing, performance testing, usability testing etc.
This guide is very basic. Certain other activities such as migration, integration, maintenance, and updating additionally must be followed with due diligence, depending on the business requirement and objective of the software.
Web app development is not an easy task for your company. Especially if your company is not proficient in this field. So outsourcing web application development, in this case, is the most viable and comprehensive method to produce robust software at the end of the process.
Read the full guide on Ruby on Rails web app development.
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