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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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Adding Webpacker to a legacy Rails app

Some say there was not a day without a new JavaScript framework these past years - that means JS is evolving every day. The problem is, Rails does not provide any proper support for those new toys. Unless you get the hang of a gem called Webpacker, which comes bundled with Rails 5.1+.

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10 hints to make your landing page great

Ever wondered why some products do better on the Internet than others? Landing pages may be one of the keys to success. While a well-designed one raises the chances of achieving a greater conversion, a bad one may bury your sales. Here we have listed some essential stuff that will make your page meet its purpose.

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Once again, we deliver. Prograils among leading B2B service providers on Clutch

As yet another proof that we are really nailing it, Prograils were listed among the leaders of B2B service providers in the most recent report by Clutch.

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Three ways of iterating over tree-like ActiveRecord structures

You are building an e-commerce app and at some point you introduce a Category model as a part of Product data. A Category can have various subcategories, which are represented by the same model. At this point, it's obvious we are dealing with a tree-like data structure. Step by step, I'll introduce three ways of iteration over such a structure and compare their performance.

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Unlucky Article 13. Why the EU copyright directive threatens the Internet as we know it

On Wednesday (June 20), the European Parliament will vote on the new Copyright Directive proposal. Whereas it has been agreed that the legal framework in force calls for a reform, Article 13 of the Directive may heavily impact the fundamental principles of the Internet as well as constitute a threat to the future of software development.

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Starting with Rails - how to set up a development environment

Take your very first steps with Ruby! This tutorial will show you how to set up an environment for future development in Ruby on Rails.

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After infoShare 2018: How I survived my first tech conference

Before one joins the IT community, tech conferences may appear like a distant and unknown land. Once you are already in and there, it becomes pretty clear that they don't bite. Back from infoShare 2018, here is my review.

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Looking for a good software house? Here’s how to find one

So you have an outstanding idea for a web/mobile application? Making sure that your concept is in good hands and will be properly forged into the flawless product is a logical concern. How to tell a reliable software house from the one which teases you with mere advertising? Here are a few tips.

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The GDPR - how it will affect the way you develop?

As you may know, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable on 25th of May. What does it mean for you, your company, your web app?

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Simple AppleScript app for clean Xcode

Clean temporary and unwanted files from Xcode with your own AppleScript app.

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How to make a reusable Activity Indicator with Swift

Spinners let people know that your app isn't frozen while loading content. Check out how to make one that can be used on many views and storyboards.

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Rails 5.2 and Active Storage - the new approach to file uploads

Rails 5.2 and Active Storage - attach files, the modern way.

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