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I’d like to share my thoughts about what’s different (the good and the not-so-good) in SPA’s and why as a web developer, you should care about it. Of course, YMMV, so I encourage you to share your opinions in the comments!
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I use LinkedIn. *A lot*. I have over 2500 connections. Admittedly, 500 or so are from the less glamorous times when I added anyone and everyone who wanted to be added without any discretion on my end. But most connections are actual people that I “know.”
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Having a programming session with a potential recruit is only one element of the hiring puzzle, but it's often the most important one.
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I am a Rails developer at Netguru, and every now and then, I get interested in other languages or frameworks that we can use to build web apps. Just recently, I experimented with node & express, but now I’d like to try some Python (and Django) and walk you through the process of what I experience as a Rails developer learning Django.
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Continuously integrate your DNS setup

A little while ago, the service that Netguru used to host DNS for our domains (Zerigo) suffered from a severe DNS attack that managed...
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I’ve used Rails now for about three and a half years, two of which have been as a developer at Netguru. But before Netguru, I was a PHP developer for 5 years in various companies. I had been trying my strength in C, C++, Java, and other languages, but I couldn’t find one that fit me. It was a hard decision to switch to a different language and start all over again from scratch, but looking back on it now, I can say it was worth it.
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One of the most important questions asked by a new web developer is….what the hell this is this “staging” thing ?! The answer is simple.
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Preprocessors such as Sass are widely used in our RoR world and make writing CSS much easier and clutter free. Most Rails developers are aware of advantages such as nesting, reference selector,, variables, mixins or extending directives. But Sass is much more than that!
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Despite its popularity, backbone.js has many drawbacks. With a steep learning curve, shortage of opinionated patterns, lots of boilerplate code, and poor memory management/cleanup strategies, backbone usage can be discouraging. In this article, I will focus on how to refactor a backbone application using marionette.js —a framework that can mitigate many of backbone’s shortcomings.
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Even though we try to clearly communicate that we only do projects in Agile methodologies based on an hourly rate, we still get a few requests every month for quotes for fixed-price projects. I feel it’s important to write down a couple of reasons why we think fixed-price projects are generally a bad idea in the early-stage business space.
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