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The End Of The Web Development

In the last couple of years I’ve been watching the technologies around me developing and shifting in different directions. I’ve have seen symbian systems on Nokia phones blooming and then fading away. It was the best mobile OS once, you know.
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7 Sass features you should be familiar with

Preprocessors such as Sass are widely used in our RoR world and make writing CSS much easier and clutter free. Most Rails developers are aware of advantages such as nesting, reference selector,, variables, mixins or extending directives. But Sass is much more than that!
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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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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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_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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Bryan Helmkamp @brynary Current Location: USA, New York Current Work: founder & CEO at CodeClimate.com How would you explain to your grandparents what you do for a living?
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Yes. No. Well, it depends. I love the transparency, so let me start with explaining myself. Currently I do work as a Project Manager, so my approach may not necessarily be the...
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If you’re into Ruby community the chances that you haven’t yet heard about Steve Klabnik are pretty low. An active Rails contributor, instructor with Jumpstart Lab and a nomad of his own kind came to wroclove.rb to talk about ‘ OO Design and the history of philosophy’. I’ve cached him for a quick chat just before he has hit the stage with the speech.
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