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London and Silicon Valley are the strongest tech talent magnets in Europe and the US respectively. The best engineers flock to work there. However, it doesn't mean they are up for grabs for just about any company out there. They get immediately scooped up by the strongest players in the market and never become available again.
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As you probably know, there are two ways of dealing with Git development: one assumes that you push everything to master (single branch flow), and the second is all about multiple branches (multi branch flow). In this blogpost, I would like to share netguru’s story about migrating from one flow to another.
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Recently I had to create a simple feature - two-factor authentication (2FA) in a Rails application. I began with some quick research to see what is available online and recommended, as well as to think about how it might fit in with our projects at Netguru. See how I came up with a solution for 2-factor authentication in Devise.
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Nowadays, visual content is a major part of most websites. This means that every time we, at Netguru, build a Rails application for our client, we have to think about how to make visual content both awesome and safe. Every picture uploaded to the server should be appropriate to the idea behind the application. We’ve recently found out about Google Cloud Vision API and thought that this might be just the right tool for the job. And indeed it is.
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Remember back when every sci-fi book, TV series and film had a computer that could be operated by voice? The hero simply speaks, and the computer answers (though, it doesn't always give the answer the hero is looking for...). Well, the future is here - and there’s much more to it than you probably thought when you were a kid.
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Welcome to the second part of ‘How To Choose A SaaS Development Team’. Part 1 explained the risks and pitfalls of enthusiastic, entrepreneurial coders taking on a whole SaaS project alone - it might nonetheless be somewhat irresponsible and prone to failure (read part 1 especially if you disagree with that). Now, let’s move on to the building and running of a rocking SaaS product by a team. What kind of team should you look for? Read on to find out!
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Why TDD Is Still Alive and Still Worth Using

David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) wrote an article which started a discussion about test-driven development (TDD). In this blog post, I would like to put forward a counter argument, namely that TDD is still alive.
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Learning sales techniques might not exactly be top of your list right now, yet it just might be worth your while. Sales could improve both your professional and private life. With some sales strategies up your sleeve, you'll avoid certain mistakes when creating your own tech startup, better understand the value of your work and gain skills to help people understand your ideas.
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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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As a developer, you’ve probably heard a lot about code style guides. They’re helpful sets of rules that coders should stick to. You probably use some of them in your everyday work. And that's great! But what if I told you that you can learn almost every single style guide in less than an hour and you don't even need to waste time examining docs every time you have doubts? Impossible? No! If you don't know them yet - say hello to linters!
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