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Peter John and Steve Dailey are founders of Helpr, a facilitating platform that aims at improving the personal care services market in the UK. Helpr connects care workers directly with people looking for their services. The providers earn up to 66% more than in the traditional British care system, while the clients pay up to 20% less for their services. The project is run as a social enterprise and prioritizes quality of service over profit. Peter and Steve told us how they business has been going.
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Yesterday, some of us, developers, were hit hard by the AWS outage. Many websites went down for a few of hours, some of us couldn’t even continue working on your projects due to the outages of services like CircleCI.
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Raqib50 means "Watch50" in Arabic. Why Raqib50 [Watch50]? Because there are 50 Members of Parliament in the National Assembly in Kuwait, and Raqib50 is an app that helps hold each of them accountable for their actions.
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Introducing Helpr - Social Care Redefined

A revolution in social care is coming. Helpr, a platform connecting social care workers with care recipients, is launching soon and it will change the British social care system. As Helpr’s partner, Netguru has helped develop the system, which includes a web platform and mobile apps for both Android and iOS devices. We’re proud to have contributed to such a worthwhile initiative and we will continue to support Helpr’s creators, Peter John and Steve Dailey. We encourage you to learn more about the project by reading our case study or the interview with Helpr's founders.
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Linguistics and philology are commonly considered as humanities. They are rarely associated with exact sciences, whereas programming would be more likely related to maths in the popular opinion. However, those two areas are closely related, and my experience proves that a degree in linguistics can help one become a good web developer. After all, both deal with languages. Linguistic studies provided me with the skills and knowledge necessary to rock in coding. I believe that I’ve got a considerable advantage in learning how to code and here are some arguments to support my point of view.
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When, How And Why Use Node.js as Your Backend

Airbnb, LinkedIn, Walmart, Uber, and even NASA (!) have used Node.js in production. Many smaller enterprises and startups follow their lead and leverage the technology in building applications. The benefits of Node.js are countless, but you should also be aware of its constraints. Get a full picture of Node.js and avoid making serious mistakes in development that could cost you money.
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Prague still has a long way to go before they can compete with top European startup hubs like London, Berlin or Amsterdam. That said, the city offers enormous untapped growth potential for emerging companies.
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Netguru is among the fastest growing companies of its kind, we have made the fifth place in the Deloitte Fast 50 CEE ranking twice in a row. We could not have done it without our Business Development Team. We face multiple challenges every day: international clients, enterprise projects and the very nature of the B2B market. Kuba was happy to shed some light on how Netguru’s Business Development Team has achieved sustained success not in spite of, but thanks to these challenges.
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Speaking of security, there is a very nice article about how to secure your Ubuntu server in 10 minutes. In this blog post, I’ll try to use the hints from that article, and create a playbook that should apply everything within 30 seconds.
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Martin Key is a Project Manager at whym, which is a live translation app for travellers as well as for tourist businesses like hotels and airports. The app connects the user with professional interpreters from the InterpretersPortal. At the moment the app supports 13 languages. We asked Martin a few questions to learn more about his business.
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