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Sometimes you might not be really sure why you ended up working with a certain technology. Here at Netguru, we have several cases of people switching software development technology (read about Jakub’s and Małgorzata’s adventures) or even their whole area of interest (read about Dominik’s experience). That takes a lot of courage, but is it really worth it? So, here comes my answer to this question based on my own career twist.
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Our Way: Christmas Tree Competition at Netguru

Once upon a time, there were 150 good-hearted humans scattered around Poland in 7 cities: Poznań, Warsaw, Cracow, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Bialystok, and Zielona Gora. They all had one thing in common: they were code masters, bug busters, relentless project tamers, and beautiful-minded support angels of the Netguru tribe. These humans were about to celebrate holidays this year in a very special way.
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Ember: Adding Catch Block for Returned Promise

Promises are a valuable tool in a JS developer’s toolkit. With their help, we can avoid callback hell and write some beautifully structured code. But promises can be very tricky...
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Some time ago we highlighted the most popular mistakes that may ruin even the most successful project so that everybody conducting a business might avoid them. As a beginning entrepreneur, you already know what risks you should be aware of, but do you know what to do to start an IT project that will be a success? Having in mind our 7-year expertise in managing multiple IT projects at Netguru, we collected the most valuable pieces of advice on how to successfully kick-off them and we put them on one infographic.
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What is the reason for designing? We design in order to achieve the maximum benefit with the optimum management of limited time and financial resources. Both designers and managers working on a project have to solve problems and decide where they should allocate their resources.
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Imagine you are a retailer who wants to write a web application listing your products (books, DVDs, CDs, etc) at the best possible price on a large e-commerce platform. But the competition is stiff, and they’ll often set prices for the same products only a few cents lower than yours so that their offerings will appear at the top of a page of search results. How do you cope with that? 
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A typical story: I (or another PM) gather a list of information from a client of what needs to be implemented to a web application in order to deliver it business value - we call it features. Essentially, a feature is a user story or a group of stories (epic) that are related and deliver a package of functionality that end users would generally expect to get all at once. There are several characteristics of what a feature should look like and how it should be applied.
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Should you go The Next Web Conference?

As a growing company, we are always pleased while travelling to the New York city. This time, we went there to participate in one of the most famous conferences in technology world - The Next Web conference, which gathers hundreds of startups and over a thousand participants. Read our recap of the trip and decide whether you should go to the conference the next year!
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Have you switched from Illustrator to Sketch? Do you miss some features available in your previous tool? That’s exactly what occurred in our team - Bartek, one of the designers, needed a quick and easy solution that would save his time while working in Sketch. I’m always happy to help and that’s why I built a little plugin that solved the issue. Let me introduce you to Move It!
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For years, Pivotal Tracker was our beloved tool of choice for task management. Every commit we worked on had to be connected to a Pivotal story. But, even though working with Pivotal was an efficient and productive experience, we decided to switch to JIRA. Why? We had several reasons.
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