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- I think it was one of the best panels I was on during the last two years. It turned out to be a great opportunity to discuss more or less ‘contradictory beliefs’ of N26 and solarisBank with the help of other smart people - said Jörg Howein, Chief Product Officer of solarisBank.
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Used by millions of developers all over the globe, Java has remained one of the most popular programming languages for the last 22 years. Still, JavaScript holds the title of the most widely deployed language in the world, and its surrounding environments such as a runtime like Node.js are gaining traction as well.
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Introducing Machine Learning Practice at Netguru

We’re happy to announce that we’ve kickstarted Machine Learning practice at Netguru. Matthew Opala, who became our ML Tech Lead, has dynamically grown a team of top experts in the industry.
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Thanks to the microservices architecture, it is easier to set up a quality web application than ever before. Just write the core engine and connect it with the best services that provide the application repository, database, communication, payments, login, and authentication. Doing all this is much easier if your app runs on Node.js than on any other backend environment.
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Self-organising Teams in Software Houses

You hear a lot about scrum rituals and artifacts. People write books on how to transfer their theoretical frames into reality. Yet sometimes striving for excellence in inspecting and adapting might lead us to losing sight of the very essence of agile software delivery, which is the self-organising team. A culture of openness and creativity, which results in a true understanding of agility, can only be built based on trust and independence.
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Currently, security is one of the hottest topics in IT. Users, companies, and legislators are taking the subject of data security and privacy more and more seriously. This trend also applies to mobile applications due to their proximity to the user. Frequency of use and convenience mean that mobile apps often store important private data. iOS, due to its closed system and restrictions imposed by Apple, is considered one of the most secure mobile operating systems. This does not mean, however, that you can neglect security when developing an iOS application.
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Over five hundred images, three days, and one team to release the first version of the application that will make our cities look prettier on photographs. Netguru and MicroscopeIT joined forces to run in an AI/ML-focused hackfest. The result? An app that can automatically remove all those pesky cranes from your cityscape pictures with a single click of a button, all thanks to Deep Learning algorithms. If you've ever been to London or Warsaw, you'll know that cranes are everywhere! Even though the app has very limited use (let's be honest, you don't actually get so many cranes in pictures, do you?), it lays a solid base for co-operation on future Machine Learning projects between the two companies.
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Fun fact: when I first looked at the job listing for a Project Manager at Netguru, I wasn’t sure if I would cut it. It’s that intimidating. Then I read through the offer and realised that while the skills required are quite specific, they are not rocket science. This is true for project management positions at other companies, as well.
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Node.js is an excellent choice for building scalable apps. It works perfectly with the leading cloud computing tools, keeps the infrastructure costs under control, and gives you access to the best services that predict usage spikes, expand resources and control the development process.
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Let’s talk about health, but not about your physical health . Let’s talk about the health of your process. Didn’t you know that each process has its own health? Have you noticed that sometimes you have a process or flow but you don’t get the result you want?
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Node.js has become the most popular development environment. It has an active community, it is easy to learn, because front-end developers are familiar with it, and it allows you to create one full-stack JavaScript team for the back-end and front-end of your web app. An increasing number of Node.js users (including tech giants such as LinkedIn or PayPal) are praising Node for its impressive performance. It's good at multitasking, doesn't weight down the server, and works on Chrome V8, the fastest JavaScript engine available.
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Once a year, at the beginning of spring, I used to open my wardrobe and start cleaning. Beside being a valuable mental exercise (removing unused stuff gives us a fresh start) it is also a great opportunity to understand that we very often make buying decisions in the heat of the moment. Every year, spring after spring, I look in the mirror and ask myself - Wojciech...why? Why do you buy so many useless things? Is it really about clothes? Or maybe it’s because of the patterns and illustrations that are printed on them...
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A month ago, I changed my position in the company and became the leader of the PMO (project, portfolio or program management office  –  pick the one you like). Our main goal is to make things work efficiently. We all know it’s hard.
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Inbbbox for Android is the latest incarnation of the app offering a personalised and uncluttered experience in Dribbble - “a place to show and tell, promote, discover, and explore design”. You can download it right now and dive into the buzzing community - or check out the iOS version.
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 I'm sure that you already know how good communication can boost the effectiveness of a team. And it's pretty easy to achieve good results when all team members are in the same room.  Question 1: But how to keep information and feedback flowing between different offices, companies, and timezones? Question 2: And is it really something that you should be concerned about since you show up at the office every day?
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Netguru Again on FT1000 List!

We’ve still got it. Once again, the second year in a row, Financial Times recognised Netguru as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe. As promised last year, we didn’t rest on our laurels, and we have unlocked the potential of the most enlightened entrepreneurs and innovators with cutting-edge technology, design, and digital consulting.
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Insurance, a travel startup, and insurance again. That would be the shortest description of the professional career of Tim Kunde, a 38-year-old German on a mission to disrupt the insurance industry.
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ChaperHome is a simple mobile app, but it could save the life of someone you love – or your own. Based on research and user feedback, ChaperHome is a safety companion, connecting you to a network of ‘protectors’ – your friends and family. You can easily set up scenarios and the app will send a notification to your loved ones as soon as it registers something going wrong. The point is that it will happen without any input from you. In a situation where you might not have time for more than a single tap, ChaperHome has your back.
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If you work in the B2C business, you know this already - it’s easier to disarm an atomic bomb than to keep customers happy. It is especially true in the automotive industry, notoriously suffering from trust issues. However, once you find the sweet spot, you will be surprised by the results.
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Fintech is in full bloom. Investment rounds have never been stronger (take a look at BBVA’s bold moves, and why they matter). There’s also the PSD2 directive - the one that forces banks in the European Union to open their data to any third party provider - which has been finally published.
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