Blog posts with web tag

How to make your website mobile-friendly

Is your business website optimized for mobile? No? You may be losing clients. But we've got some tips for you.

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When your business doesn't need a mobile app

While more and more people use the Internet on mobile devices, it's not always the reason your company should build its native mobile app. Luckily, there are enough alternatives to solve the problems of your audience and let your business grow.

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Elixir books and courses for beginners

Elixir is one of the main weapons of our dev team. We chose the best books and courses that will help you get started. Take the first sip!

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Top websites built with Elixir and Phoenix

Some time ago, we have published an article with case studies of four major companies using Elixir in production. These companies were Bleacher Report, Discord, Moz and Pinterest. The list is definitely longer. Let's now take a look at some famous websites built with Elixir and Phoenix.

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New features in Rails 6: Multiple databases, parallel tests, Action Mailbox and more

With three beta versions released so far, Rails 6 is definitely on the horizon. It's about to bring changes extracted from or built by dev teams behind the framework's flagship products like Basecamp or GitHub. Let's see what new features its final release is bringing and consider if it's for the better or worse.

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How your business can benefit from software outsourcing

Google, Apple, Buffer are some of many tech giants who outsource software work to external development teams. But is outsourcing a fit for your purpose? Let's compare it with working with an in-house development team and highlight possible scenarios for your business.

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Ruby vs Elixir. Which one do you need for your software project?

The debate over Ruby’s possible decline and the brand new era of Elixir seems to be alive and well in the dev community with threads like ‘Is Ruby on Rails dead?’ and ‘Will Elixir Phoenix destroy Ruby on Rails?’ on Quora and numerous similar topics on Reddit. But what if we are asking the wrong questions?

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LIT Rails Internationalization (i18n) - the new way of translating Rails apps

Introducing Lit 1.0: a reworked i18n Ruby gem that will make your web app's translation a lot easier. Watch the video for details!

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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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Top 19 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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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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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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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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