What Employers Are Looking For in a Junior Rails Developers

What Employers Are Looking For in a Junior Rails Developers

It is seen that employers are searching for both Ruby and Ruby on Rails information when hire Ruby on rails developer. Experience is always useful too. A junior Rails developer should have in any event a superficial recognition with everything in the Rails Guides. This will include:

  • Models, Controllers, and Views 
  •  Routing
  • ActiveRecord approvals, callbacks, and affiliations
  • Layouts
  • Bundler and Gem establishment
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • The capacity to peruse the documentation

It is conceivable to learn both Ruby and Ruby on Rails simultaneously, but it very well may be difficult to realize where Rails stops, and Ruby starts. Consequently, it’s critical to be comfortable with Rails as well as the peripheral technologies: Ruby, essential Linux organization, JavaScript, and that’s just the beginning. How about we investigate these in somewhat more profundity and realize for what reason they’re significant.

Likewise, it’s imperative to be acquainted with conventional Ruby. Ruby is extremely careless with coding style and the freedoms that can be taken with grammar. Coders should pursue a steady style, for example, the GitHub style guide, when writing code.

1) HTML and CSS

There might be more space with a job that includes just back-end Ruby improvement; in any case, those are fairly rare.

2) JavaScript

I’m going to lump JavaScript and jQuery together for the reasons for this article. When reviewing job postings, they utilized the terms conversely. The vast remove here is that JavaScript is essential to know as a Rails developer. Other than jQuery, investigate a portion of the JavaScript frameworks that have been picking up in prevalence recently also: Backbone, Ember, and Angular will surrender a leg to applicants searching for a job.

3) MySQL

Even though no SQL databases have been picking up in prominence, MySQL is as yet a “best quality level” that is vigorously utilized. If you need to go the additional mile, figure out how to use Postgres also. There’s a reason the LAMP stack incorporates MySQL.

4) Unit Testing

It makes me feel good inside to realize that unit testing is in such wide request. The Ruby and Rails communities have been groundbreaking and have grasped testing for quite a while. In the course of the most recent quite a long while, that outlook has turned out to be increasing across the board and now is a piece of many designing societies. Unit testing can be challenging to learn from the outset — especially if attempting to learn unit testing simultaneously as programming ideas. The investment satisfies in spades, both when applying for jobs and endeavoring to fix code you composed six months prior.

5) RSpec

The Ruby and Rails communities are known for their testing apparatuses, and this is reflected in numerous junior advancement positions. The default Rails stack does exclude RSpec. Various organizations have grasped RSpec for its clearness and convenience when writing tests. RSpec is my favored testing system of decision.

The fascinating part about RSpec and Unit testing is that a large number of the job postings I’ve taken a gander at were divided nearly into equal parts. Therefore, I suggest learning both testing stacks to get down to business at a new position.

6) Git

Git is as of now the true standard for adaptation control. Indeed, Mercurial, Subversion and other rendition control systems are still being used, but a junior Ruby on Rails developer has to realize how to utilize Git. Utilizing any variant control system is a necessity nowadays. Uncle Bob Martin compares writing tests and using form control to a specialist washing his hands before the medical procedure — it’s merely something one does as a professional.

7) Linux Administration

The most recent pattern has been a push towards ‘DevOps,’ where developers will compose programs that help control the foundation of an application. The initial step on the way towards that objective is finding out about how a Linux system is spread out, how to explore the working system, introduce programming, update and configure programming, investigate issues, and that’s just the beginning. When these skills are aced, one can proceed onward to further developed DevOps related professions, for example, Capistrano.

8) Spry Methodology

Employers needing background and learning in deft approach came up a ton in job applications. This one is a chicken and egg situation for somebody applying for their first job — it’s challenging to guarantee coordinated experience when you haven’t worked in a spry domain. Rather, I suggest reading up as much as you can on the different ways organizations practice light-footed advancement just as books on the theme. The Pragmatic Bookshelf has a few books accessible.


When applying for a junior Rails developer position, it’s not similarly as basic as realizing how to code a Rails application. There are a few peripheral technologies that are important to be comfortable with.

Author Bio :-

Prakash Sharma works in a HR and Recruitment role at Alliance Recruitment Agency, an IT Recruitment firm based in India with offices in the U.S., U.K. and Middle East. He specializes in helping with international recruiting, dedicated web developer, manpower outsourcing companies, HR services and Careers advice service for overseas and international businesses.

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