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

23.10.2018 | Michał Majchrzycki

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 Ruby gems you can’t miss in 2019

6.09.2018 | Cyprian Łakomy

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

16.08.2018 | Jacek Mikołajczak

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

2.08.2018 | Robert Zieliński

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?

20.07.2018 | Cyprian Łakomy

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

10.07.2018 | Robert Kaczmarek

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

3.07.2018 | Cyprian Łakomy

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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Three ways of iterating over tree-like ActiveRecord structures

21.06.2018 | Szymon Soppa

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

18.06.2018 | Cyprian Łakomy

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

7.06.2018 | Marta Wojciechowicz

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

13.04.2018 | Robert Kaczmarek

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

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Capistrano deploy to ubuntu with systemd, nginx/puma and rbenv

27.03.2018 | Maciej Litwiniuk

This tutorial will show you how to deploy a Rails app via Capistrano, run it with Puma, restart it without sudo access and be able to host multiple environments and apps on same server

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8 reasons why people leave your website

27.11.2017 | Marta Wojciechowicz

Wonder why visitors leave your website in several seconds without engaging or responding to your CTA? There are several aspects that decide if people are willing to continue the journey on your www or click ‘back’ shortly after entering it.

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Ceasta: how to create custom text area using contenteditable element

26.04.2017 | Zuzanna Sawala

Find out how to create adjustable text area using the contenteditable element and add text highlighting.

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