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Backend-end Stability Battle Between Django vs Ruby on Rails

For every web app, the back-end frameworks act as the backbone that supports its vital functionalities. Today, we can witness many options for back-end frameworks in the market, but not all of them suit your needs. Choosing between Django vs Ruby on Rails is of greater significance if you are looking forward to covering a broader audience in the future through your web app. In this blog post, we have covered the two most demanded backend frameworks, Django and Ruby on Rails (RoR), based on the parameters of stability and scalability. So, without any further delay, let us jump to our topic.

Ruby on Rails Vs Django

Is RoR Stable compared to Django?

Ruby on Rails (RoR) is the back-end framework that has existed in the market for a long time. Though stability has been a question for Ruby on Rails (RoR), it can still be called a stable framework that follows the Convention over Configuration approach. The approach enables a simple and quick web app development which compliments faster and more efficiently within tight deadlines. Looking into the scalability, Ruby on Rails (RoR) offers horizontal scaling and has a high-quality, maintainable code that gives you the freedom that when the need to scale your business arises, launching the Ruby processes and additional plug-in servers would fulfill the need for the same. Many big names like Shopify, Twitter, GitHub, and *Airbnb have entrusted Ruby on Rails (RoR) to date because of its stable infrastructure and scalable potential.

Is Django more Stable in the comparison of Ruby on Rails?

Django is also an old framework, and the community has significantly improved the stability of the said framework over time. It delivers API stability and forwards compatibility for web apps, which means the content would remain functional even in future releases and updates. Referring to a stat from Django Stars, web apps built on Django have experienced traffic spikes of over 50 thousand hits per second which can be attributed to its stability. Though having this much potential doesn’t curb the question of its scalability. The question persists because Django is very opinionated regarding scalability as it has a single way to implement something, and if anything new is needed, it requires a considerable time investment. Django also prevents new implementations, which could restrict the functionality in terms of creativity and functionality of your web apps. The companies working on the Django framework are Instagram, Spotify, Dropbox, and Mozilla.


Ruby on Rails (RoR) and Django have made a significant contribution to the backend development market, and both experience questions regarding scalability potential. But, the respective communities are working tirelessly to improve both the frameworks in terms of stability and scalability. If we consider the present scenario, then Ruby on Rails is a better choice because it handles creativity and stability simultaneously with a better approach to scale. Though Django has a significant potential to scale and improve, it still has a long path to cover. I hope that this blog post must have resolved your queries about the back-end stability and scalability of both frameworks.

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