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

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

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

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

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Best Books to Learn Ruby on Rails - intermediate level

Part two: RoR tutorials for those with some coding experience.

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Rails Optimization: Introduction To Cache

As long as your application is small and has a limited amount of visitors everything goes smooth and fast. At this stage you don’t have to worry (well, you should, but let’s assume that time to market was the key factor) about making it more performant by focusing on website optimization. But as your website grows, gains popularity and visitors, loading time starts to increase...

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Best Books to Learn Ruby on Rails

Part one: RoR tutorials for beginners.

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Brief introduction to internationalization in Rails

After creating your Ruby on Rails app you obviously want to reach as many users as possible. That’s the right time to think about internationalizing it, as not everyone is an English native speaker or uses it fluently enough. Fortunately, there is an easy-to-use and extensible framework to make your application multi-language-friendly.

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Active Record - brief introduction for beginners

When creating an app in Ruby on Rails, from the very beginning, on every single step of your developer's journey, you're going to use ActiveRecord methods. Lots of them, and frankly speaking, it's good to know them well (if not by heart).

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