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I want to help you not to fail. I respect you might have your vision and you are confident it is good. Your product or development team respects that as well. There is a chance you are a genius in the making, and your business idea will change the world. Or you’re not and you just don’t know it. This is why I’m being honest and why I want to tell you not to rely on your gut and vision all the time. You don’t have to learn from your own mistakes and this is how to avoid some of the most popular ones.
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The first time we saw that we could use react, our go-to front-end library, for building native applications, we were thrilled. The promise that you will be able to learn react’s paradigm and write applications for everything is so crazy that only a fool would choose to build new stuff the old way. There is some truth in that statement. Indeed, React Native creates a wide spectrum of new possibilities in building well performant iOS and Android apps. However, you should also be aware of the restrictions that it might have. In this article, we want to present our perspective on React Native which we have derived from the Netguru’s projects.
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One of the biggest advantages of Node.js is the fact that it's an open source project where anyone can contribute. Combining it with a very active and vibrant community that is willing to share their code with others makes Node.js a great environment with a huge potential in app development. However, with the abundance of different projects out there, it might be a hard nut to crack to find the reliable ones that meet the coding standards. That’s why we asked 5 Node.js experts with extensive experience to exclusively share their favourite Node.js open source projects that they find the most helpful in everyday work. You can trust them. :)
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Ever since its initial release – way back in 2009, would you believe – Node.js has been attracting the attention of developers the world over. And for a good reason. Written in JavaScript, this open-source, cross-platform environment makes Node.js a stand-out choice for real-time applications.
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With the growing number of projects and required resources, my ongoing AWS management became more and more of an uphill struggle. That's why I began looking for a better solution than repetitive commands and clicks, keeping in mind the current trends in DevOps environment.
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In a recent article, we’ve covered the 9 most important characteristics of a modern workplace to look out for when job hunting. We’ve talked about fairness, flexibility and character, among other crucial factors - and we’ve mentioned motivation, though only briefly. In this interview, Wiktor Schmidt, Netguru’s CEO, shares his insights on building a truly engaging work environment and boosting employee motivation through simple (but not necessarily easy!) means. It’s time to shed some light on the thinking and decision-making behind Netguru’s culture, and on creating a company in which every employee can grow professionally and feel content.
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How to Start a New Project in Node.js

In Netguru, we like to work with different technologies to create advanced web applications. This time, we would like to put the spotlight on Node.js, a JavaScript runtime that our apps use as backend. It proved to be an efficient solution for real-time applications or the cases when a fast and scalable environment was required.
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Choosing backend technology is one of the most important decisions that every CEO and CTO have to make. It determines how fast a product can be shipped to market, what is the total cost and how big pain maintenance will be.
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At Netguru, we’re continuously trying to optimise our internal processes. One of our processes consists in balancing the skills of individual employees when composing project teams, which ranks rather high on the headaches-per-hour scale. As such, we needed to get smart about it.
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How Good Habits Improved My Test Automation Skills

I have to admit that during my nearly one and a half year at Netguru my automated testing skills have not always been consistent. I struggled to make my tests modular, easy to write and easy to maintain. Nonetheless, learning some good DRY habits, Page Object patterns and reducing the amount of multitasking significantly reduced the effort I have to make in order to write manageable and clean tests.
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