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What You Pay For When You're Hiring a Designer

So you need something designed. You think you might want to hire a designer but are hesitant and unsure. The experience of hiring designers is a little bit different to that of buying software, services or hiring, say, programmers. You look for a close, personal fit with a designer because the creative process you will share can require a special kind of mutual trust, intimacy and sensitivity. This is not necessarily easy to find between people who have never met before. It’s also a process It’s a process that can be overshadowed by big questions (e.g. what can you expect for the money you spend), and some deep misconceptions (such as thinking designers are wizards). Let’s demystify some things about hiring designers.
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No longer just a “hobby” for one of Silicon Valley’s most gigantic tech companies, the new generation of Apple TV is finally making this particular line of products at last seem like something that we should all be taking seriously.
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Berlin CSSconf.eu 2015:

I just love Berlin, for many reasons. I couldn't wait to attend the CSSconf.eu 2015 - the event was pretty amazing. I shared a few talks I particularly enjoyed - check them out!
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Why Female-Friendly Employment Is Wrong

In this article, I will get underneath the surface of sarcastic jokes about software development companies as sausage parties or female professionals as scarce as frog’s teeth.
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Are you an active user of Twitter? Great! If not - get there as fast as you can and follow these 15 startup influencers. Recommended by an online marketing specialist!
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Hidden Gems in Swift You Didn't Know About

With Swift 2.0 already out, most of the community is already familiar with the major new features, including reflection, error handling and Objective-C generics, which we’ve covered on our blog before. But the latest Swift version includes many other lesser-known functionalities, some of which I would like to discuss today.
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At Netguru, we are approached by a wide variety of clients with a whole host of projects ranging from some with just the kernel of an idea to others with a more detailed plan to be implemented. From startups to large corporations. When starting a greenfield project it is often necessary to establish two factors, a timeline and a budget. We can help in defining both by applying one of three approaches to creating an MVP.
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I had an opportunity to write an app with deeply nested relationships between models in the backend, and in this post I’ll give some examples showing why JSON API is the best choice for such an app.
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Game Testing vs. Application Testing: the Ultimate Fight

Sounds nice, huh? Getting paid to play games! Or surfing the web and having fun with all those applications. If you’ve ever considered a career in the testing industry, I can tell you one thing - appearances can be deceiving. I’ve been in both game testing and app testing roles. Sit down, get comfy, and I’ll show you around a little bit.
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Procrastination or, in layman's terms, just putting things off for ‘later’ is a problem faced by almost all people, including programmers. The modern lifestyle has its own demands and we need to stay on target with our to-dos, so to save you from losing your grip on your daily tasks here are couple of tips to help you get stuff done.
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