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Tech events in 2019 you don't want to miss

Open your calendars and save the dates! Here is our guide to the most interesting tech events in 2019.

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Why Discord, Pinterest, Moz and Bleacher Report use Elixir. Case studies

Being still a new language, Elixir has had many adopters among tech giants such as Discord, Pinterest, Bleacher Report and Moz. Find out what issues they were able to solve thanks to making the switch.

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How to make an Xcode cleaner app for macOS

In one of the previous tutorials, I was showing how to make a simple AppleScript that would clear cache generated by an Xcode app. This time we’ll make a macOS app that will mostly do the same, but we are going to add more features. Let’s face the challenge and take a look at the code!

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We have published the Free Elixir Course. Because it’s awesome

And because we think it’s a proper way to showcase our developers' skills. What’s more, we believe it’s right to encourage people like you to learn and improve. We are part of the movement based on knowledge sharing and we are proud to say thanks with a learning resource so awesome as our Free Elixir Course.

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From apps to Lego blocks and "Little Red Riding Hood". How I teach my daughters to code

I am a father of three incredible girls - one is five and two are three years old. They are much smarter than I am, and they are learning so fast, you can’t even imagine. But the greatest thing is their imagination. Amazing, indescribable imagination. Sometimes I try to learn something from my kids and this is what I did. About coding of course.

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10 European tech events to attend in late 2018

Summer is gone and 2018 is coming to an end. It doesn't mean that the tech world is slowing down, though. Quite on the contrary. Fall can be a perfect timing to get hold of new ideas, knowledge and skills that your business might soon require. Tech conferences are happening all over the world. Check these 10 European tech events in late 2018 you definitely should not miss. Here they are, in chronological order!

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How to get the job of a Ruby on Rails developer at Prograils

You have completed your Ruby on Rails course or many of them, been writing code for a while now and have some brilliant ideas. Why not test them in some real work environment and apply for a Ruby on Rails developer position? At Prograils, you have a unique opportunity to learn its flavor. Let us show you how to impress us.

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How to successfully relaunch an app

So you want to impress the world with major changes in your application. Or give another try to the product which didn’t meet the high expectations. It can be hit or miss. What steps do you need to take before deploying it, not to repeat the same old mistakes, lose money and really shine among the competitors? Here are 10 tips for making an app’s relaunch a success.

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Top 19 Ruby gems you can’t miss in 2018

It took us three long years to give you an update on the Ruby gems our devs find the most useful or simply fun in their work. But, well, here it is. We are extremely pleased to bring you the list of gems you simply cannot miss in 2018.

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They do IT again! Don’t miss Rails Girls Poznań 2018

Once again, Prograils are the main sponsor of the Rails Girls Poznań workshops. Between September 21 and 22, you’ll have a unique opportunity to learn how to design your first app in Ruby on Rails for free. All you need is your own laptop, hunger for knowledge and… being a woman! The registration process is over.

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Bailiff 2.0: How my recruitment app helps manage team expenses

The recruitment process may look very different and may have a different number of steps, depending on the size of the company or a position you are applying for. Let me share with you the path I had to pass in order to become a junior Ruby on Rails developer at Prograils. This, however, was not some useless task you are usually asked to complete in order to get hired. I am happy that the outcome of my work, the app called Bailiff2.0 is now in frequent use among the team members of our software house to manage daily expenses.

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First steps with Clean Architecture and VIPER

VIPER is a relatively new Clean Architecture design pattern for iOS apps, which has gained much attention and applause lately. Let us take a walk and examine its main features, as well as the basics of Clean Architecture itself.

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RubyKaigi 2018: A conference as perfect as a good code

Everyone who works with Ruby probably knows that this language originates from Japan. No surprise that the idea of a human-friendly programming language appeared in the country of Zen. Also, that RubyKaigi, the biggest Ruby conference is being held in one of the Japanese cities each year. This May and June it was Sendai, and I was lucky to be nearby! Without hesitation, I decided to go there and attend this most prestigious Ruby event.

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How to make a reusable custom UIAlertController

In this short tutorial I will show you how to make a custom UIAlertController which can be used on many View Controllers or even Storyboards. The main advantage of this solution is that your alert controller can be used many times and modified as you wish. OK, let’s start with the basics!

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Pair programming in a software house: yes or no?

Over the years, pair programming has become a widely discussed concept in the software development community. The feelings towards it range from love to hate, depending on who you ask. Let us examine various scenarios, the pros and cons of this method and confront it with the everyday reality of a small software house.

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