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Top Ruby gems you can’t miss in 2019

It took us three long years to give you an update on the best Ruby gems our devs find the most useful in their work. But, well, here it is. We are extremely pleased to bring you the list of gems you simply cannot miss in 2019.

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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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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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