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Take 200 square meters. Throw in some wood, moss, and stone. Add brand new top-notch cars. Now cook it. Finally, season it all with five-star customer experience. Ready to serve.
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Before hiring somebody for an engineering position or building an in-house dev team, you need to double-check a number of things. The following checklist is based on our 8 years of expertise in recruitment, onboarding and offboarding software developers. These are the best market practices and battle-tested solutions, which will help you build a successful development team.
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Starting an iOS project involves making a key decision: choosing the language for the development. When it comes to native mobile app development, there are two possibilities: Objective-C and Swift. What are the differences between them? What are pros and cons of each one? And, finally, which language will be better for your project?
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Machine learning models help businesses understand their data better, make more accurate predictions, and accelerate insights across the entire organisation. Amazon, Google, IBM, and Microsoft are the four largest players on the cloud scene, and they have all recently added some machine learning tools to help businesses take advantage of machine learning models for handling their data. But which solution is the right one for your business?
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Interactive product catalogues, holographic monsters and learning aids for medical students. Take a look at some Augmented Reality apps worth your while.
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When your company identification has aged a bit (or if it was never a good fit to begin with), when your website doesn’t communicate what your business is all about, when the visual communication with your customers is not cohesive - it might be time to do a redesign.
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The 10 Hottest New York City Startups to Watch in 2018

New York City is known as a hub for interesting startups, mostly trying to tackle e-commerce or financial issues, but recently, we’ve seen a growing number of innovative companies in other industries too. We’ve chosen startups that have a strong vision and focus on what’s important for today’s society with ever-growing expectations. Each of them seems to be a dynamic company with ideas pushing the boundaries, which creates a real promise for the coming years.
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“No one else does it the way we do.” said Asaf Navot, the founder of Home Made, when I asked him about his company’s unique selling point. “We bring the quality of service of a top-notch traditional estate agency, but for a low flat fee,” he added. Yet, it’s not easy to compete on such a demanding market. Thousands of other real estate agencies, complicated regulations and dealing with owners of multi-million pound homes are just a few day-to-day challenges.
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Node.js and Python are two established solutions for server-side application development. With either platform, your team can develop and manage web apps of any complexity and functionality. As an app owner, you might be wondering which tool to choose for your next project. The choice will not be easy, and to make the final decision you should be aware of the advantages and limitations of Node and Python, and, more importantly, understand cases and types of applications where Node.js could be better than Python, and vice versa.
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The Android platform is periodically updated, which means a new version is released every now and then. When a new iteration is available, the question that arises among the owners of Android products and in the Android developer community is: “should I update my mobile application?” The answer is not straightforward, as there are both good reasons to do it, and good reasons to wait. In this article, I will help you make the right decision on when and how to update your application to deal with a new version of Android.
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Rising Sun Energy Center is a non-profit organization based in Berkeley, California that runs programs addressing climate change and reducing unemployment. The company were looking for a Ruby on Rails development company to help them update and improve an application managing one of their key programs: the Green HouseCall service.
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On 17 May 2017, Google announced their first-class support for Kotlin, which means that Kotlin became an official language for Android app development. Since then, JetBrains proved that Kotlin can also be successfully used for writing iOS apps – the official app of KotlinConf 2017 was built entirely in Kotlin and supported iOS, Android as well as most browsers via its web app. With the growing support for both major mobile platforms Kotlin is bound to gain in popularity, and its future seems not to be confined only to Android. You might have heard about Kotlin and asked what it is and whether it is worth choosing this technology over Java for Android mobile development. This article was written to provide answers to these questions - and more.
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Millennials and the frenzy around social media are alone enough to force banks to rethink strategies. Invite the PSD2 directive to the party and you’ll get the message: 2018 will bring serious change to the financial sector.
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Helpling is the company behind innovative home services platforms available in several countries (including the UK, Germany, Australia and France). We’ve talked to Sebastián Nepote, Helpling’s CTO, about balancing innovation with sustainable growth at a company with a digital focus operating on an extremely competitive market.
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Tools for Effective Design Collaboration in Sketch

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned throughout my career is that there’s no such thing as a “complete”, all-round, full-stack, genius designer. Design is a collaborative sport, so the question is: how to collaborate in a smart and efficient way when multiple people work remotely on the same files? In Netguru, it’s a challenge we face every day as a 30+ strong team, often working remotely in pairs or small groups. We create our designs in Sketch, so we took a closer look at tools that we can integrate with Sketch to make our collaborative efforts more efficient.
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PolicyGenius is a Brooklyn-based startup that allows its users to compare the prices of a wide range of insurance products. The platform – built in Ruby on Rails – collects the data from insurance vendors and provides an intuitive tool for simplifying the buying decision process. PolicyGenius chose Netguru for software development, and since then, the two companies have done several projects together.
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Many of us looking for a new job need something more from an employer than a paycheck and a comfortable desk. We’re looking for meaning and a chance to do something challenging and to show what we’ve got. For a chance to learn and grow. And rightly so, because if we don’t take care of ourselves and our careers, no one else will. In this interview with Marek Talarczyk, Head of Delivery at Netguru, we’ll learn what it means to start your career with a bang, what to look for in the perfect employer and how important it is to invest in your project management team and give each individual room to grow professionally.
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Every project – be it IT or any other field – requires some planning and documentation. How much product planning and documentation you will require depends on the project’s type and scope. A good and comprehensive documentation doesn’t sound like a bad idea, but does the old adage “measure twice and cut once” is right for your project? Or is the agile way the right way to go?
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The first edition of Netguru College turned out to be a great success. About 6,600 people were interested in the event. We received 121 applications and, finally, we chose 20 eager developers to take part in the 2-week workshop. We hired four participants, who now put their skills into practice in projects for Netguru clients.
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