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A perfect screenshot is worth a thousand words. It saves time and guarantees that everyone is on the same page. Developers, PMs, QAs and clients use image captures on a daily basis, but which screenshot app can give you what you really need? Is it an entire website capture? A great image editor? Or maybe the sharing feature? Let’s have a look at our list of free screen-cap tools for Mac OSX.
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Where to Go: Best Design Events of 2016

New year, new budget. I put together a subjective list of UX events: conferences, barcamps and local holidays held in the US, Europe and Israel you might want to pencil in your calendars. Some of them are paid, some (virtually) free. I’ve already visited a few of them, while others are still on my to do list. However, I believe each of them will bring something new to your skillset.
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Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? Many people mock the very idea of it, but the hard thing is to make a resolution that really works. New Year’s resolutions by Netguru would probably sound something like this: always be learning. If that looks good to you too, here’s a set of 10 posts on Ruby on Rails that will get you up and running!
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At Netguru, we provide not only web and mobile development services for our clients, but also deal with design. Every day, designer working at our UX design agency do their best to prepare the most outstanding designs possible and stay up-to-date with the latest trends in design and UX. Of course, they also share their experience and knowledge about best practices. Check out the 10 design posts that appeared on Netguru’s blog in 2015 that you must read!
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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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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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