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Don’t Be Afraid to Change Technology

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. 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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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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Once your app becomes popular enough, you may want to consider moving your assets from internal servers to the cloud. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the most popular options, but a lot of owners fail to utilize its full capacity. Here's how to optimize your Amazon servers and get the most of it.
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JavaScript is a very popular programming language used in lots of projects, also those in Ruby on Rails. It's a good idea to get to know both od these. Whether you are an experienced web developer or just getting your feet wet in the wonderful "ocean" of web development and programming, these handy resources can help you improve your skills in JavaScript and hopefully teach you a few new tricks along the way.
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Take a look at your bookshelf. Are there any Ruby on Rails books? Read on and update your book shopping list, there's so much more than just blogs and StackOverflow!
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Are you one of those who open countless tabs in your browser, promising yourself to read all these Ruby on Rails blog posts and tutorials someday? The following podcasts can help to familiarize you with some of the most interesting features of Ruby on Rails.
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Best Online Resources to Master Rails

Dive into Rails and pick up the skills you need as you go with these helpful resources list.
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Deploying Ruby on Rails Apps On VPS

I would like to introduce you to a method for deploying Ruby on Rails applications entirely on your own terms. It's not a free solution, but it’s definitely affordable and you will have a much more fun coding in Ruby without all the paywall drawbacks. No need to explore the secrets of DevOps.
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Refactoring - How?

In my previous post, we established that the need to refactor may arise from different situations. Once you are sure refactoring is in order, you should first make sure the rest of your team knows about the ref you are going to do.
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Why Learning Rails is Not So Hard

Yes, learning Rails is only a small part of learning Rails. That’s because… Learning Rails is not about learning Rails!
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From Rails to Marionette.js in a few simple steps.
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There is no way out once you’ve fallen in love with Ruby. A not-so-obvious list of resources for those of you out there who are intermediate to advanced.
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We love sharing knowledge and we love transparency, so check us out in all our gem glory!
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Best of the best open source Ruby on Rails projects (ranked by the amount of stars on Github).
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Getting started with Ruby? Great, we’ve just put together a number of online resources for beginners!
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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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