Startups Using Ruby in Boston
Via their job posts and information submitted by startups themselves, these are the Boston Ruby startups we’ve found. This includes many who are using it as a scripting language for data science applications. To see startups using Ruby on Rails specifically, see our Rails startups in Boston section.
Interested in other technologies? Browse or search all of the built-in-boston tech stacks we’ve curated.
Help desk software for better customer service.
Mobile apps for college alumni communities.
Gmail plugin providing sales email template & tracking service.
Tech Stack Highlights
Ruby on Rails – We’re a Ruby on Rails application running on Heroku with PostgreSQL as our primary database and Redis available for ephemeral data. We use the Fastly CDN for our assets and Cloudinary for file management, in particular, image management. For search, we leverage Postgres’s full-text search with the pg_search gem.
Segment and Redshift – We use Segment to collect analytics about the usage of our app. We use their analytics-ruby gem and analytics.js library for back-end and front-end analytics respectively. We then leverage them to pipe the data into an Amazon Redshift data warehouse where we can analyze the data. Recently implemented Chartio to visualize that data with dashboards.
CircleCI – We use continuous deployment as our deployment strategy. Every pull request is code reviewed in GitHub and deployed to an integration environment where it’s available for the reviewer, the developer, and anyone else in the organization to test and review. Additionally, we have a suite of thousands of unit tests built on MiniTest and feature tests built on Capybara, running continuously on every commit with CircleCI. Assuming it passes all our checks, manual and automated, it’s then merged into master and deployed to production by Heroku.