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Marionette.js and backbone, a perfect match?

Despite its popularity, backbone.js has many drawbacks. With a steep learning curve, shortage of opinionated patterns, lots of boilerplate code, and poor memory management/cleanup strategies, backbone usage can be discouraging. In this article, I will focus on how to refactor a backbone application using marionette.js —a framework that can mitigate many of backbone’s shortcomings.
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Even though we try to clearly communicate that we only do projects in Agile methodologies based on an hourly rate, we still get a few requests every month for quotes for fixed-price projects. I feel it’s important to write down a couple of reasons why we think fixed-price projects are generally a bad idea in the early-stage business space.
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XML / JSON parsing trick #speed

Lately I needed to put my hands on performance issues in one project - I’ve rummaged through NewRelic a bit and noticed that the most time consuming actions were those that used external API requests. At first glance, I’ve thought the external API is responsible for the mess but well - breakdown shows in the controller request that overall lasts 1 second, the external API response is 48ms. All the rest is XML parsing.
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Last weekend we’ve visited Berlin to join the UXcamp Europe and meet designers, developers, project managers and all crazy UX guys & gals from well, almost all over the globe. Here is what we’ve liked most.
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Sad Marek waits for a new batch of comfortable chairs to arrive ;D If you’re a developer or QA chances that you spend most of...
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Enquire? Inspire! with @KABebop

Kamil is a skilled coder and a real enthusiast of startup-related events. He knows you should keep trying and enjoying what you do - he has won Poznan Startup Weekend with teammates who were not only talented but simply enjoyed working.
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_The counter’s”prototype”. It’s a really simple design, just two buttons, LEDs, resistors and a couple of wires._ Have you already noticed a speedometer at our homepage...
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Enquire? Inspire! with Marek

Meet Marek - born in 1983 in Poznań, lived here ever since. Theoretically a chemist and a linguist. Practically, a Ph.D. student in biophysics, a computer...
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Before the looong weekend Wiktor, Marcin & Jacek jumped into a train to Cracow to join Railsberry conf almost 7 h later. Was it worth the fuss? Let’s check out with this short on-the-beat...
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Last week Dominika - a Senior Dev at netguru - jumped into the train to Warsaw to participate in 2 days long programming workshops for girls who love Ruby. Here are her thoughts on Rails Girls Warsaw from the...
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