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In 10th century Harald Gormsson, the king of Denmark and Norway united most of Jutland and Zealand under his reign. To this day we are celebrating his achievements by using one of the handiest communication technologies ever created, named after his nickname. In this article, I want to focus on a specific aspect of it, important for people building custom hardware products and applications communicating with them. I’ll try to explain when and why a custom Bluetooth Low Energy service is a good idea. This article has been written from the perspective of an iOS developer, but it's generic enough to be useful for any other environment.
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How To Get Your First Job in IT?

It’s safe to say that technology is a huge part of modern-day life. The technology and IT industries have never been more competitive. The need to up your game and match what you’re doing to the requirements of the companies hiring has never been more important. Let’s look at what you really need to know about securing a job in the IT industry. Whether you’re starting from the bottom and working your way to the top or applying for your dream job, this article has useful tips for you.
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Welcome to the five-part series of blog posts about SOLID Principles. In each part I will describe and analyze one of these principles. In the last part, expect summary of the entire series containing a few tips and thoughts.
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New features of Android P

Two months ago Google released Android 8.1 for its branded devices like Pixel or Nexus. Last month we got an update for Android 8.0 from major smart devices vendors like Samsung. So as we can see, the full enrollment of the Oreo hasn’t been implemented yet. However, developer preview of Android P was released last Wednesday. So, now we have the first preview of the new Google’s child - Android P. The first developers’ preview is now live so we have decided to review the improvements and features that provides and creates short list of the coolest ones. Check out what Android P hides under the hood!
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The web development world is changing fast. I feel that we are moving towards splitting monolith web applications in two, by extracting backend part into an API. This solution, even though it has many pros, it brings in some difficulties as well. One of which are end to end tests.
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A Letter To Our Future Colleagues

Interested in starting a career in software development company? Or maybe you've been honing your coding skills for a while and are looking for a new opportunity? I have good news for you: we're always happy to welcome new programming enthusiasts to our team.
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I'd rather start with Hello world!, but it's overused, so hello reader! I'm Blażej, a 22-year old junior dev at Netguru. My 3-month journey started from workshops in August of this year. If you consider whether working for Netguru is your destiny or not, take a deep breath and find out what exactly being a junior means to me. Did I mention that I've moved 200 miles away from my hometown to work here?!
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a software consulting agency? You’ve probably heard some funny or disturbing stories that have been passed from developer to developer for years. It’s time to update these stories and remove urban legends from common knowledge. Today we want to talk about the 5 biggest myths about working for a software consulting agency and tell you why they are exactly what they are – myths – when you’re working with Netguru.
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Let’s face it: building any non-trivial application in Rails is impossible without background jobs. There are several use-cases for those, some of which might be: periodic tasks, tasks too heavy to return the result in the synchronous way or the tasks that can be outside the flow and their failure should not make any difference to the currently processed flow.
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Welcome to the final episode of the tour around the Android platforms. In the previous part we focused on Android Wear. We explained how to prepare your project and we underlined the relevant usability requirements. In this article we will share with you the next part of the crucial considerations of developing for Android Auto. The platform was announced in 2014 at Google I/O. The idea behind it is to help drivers focus more on the road and less on their smartphones.
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