Sep 15, 2017

Tutorial: A Serverless Web Service with Node.js

An introduction to serverless architecture; we outline the pros and cons of using this setup for running applications and take you through an example serverless app. We’ll guide you through building your own serverless web service with Node.js so you can see just how efficient this technology really is.

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Sep 1, 2017

Pay with Bitcoin for our services

We’re thrilled to announce that companies can pay for our services with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCC), Ethereum (ETH) or Litecoin (LTC). Find out more about cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and our offering.

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Aug 25, 2017

Elixir Installation Guide

A step-by-step guide of Elixir programming language installation via version manager asdf, which is also handy for installation and management of Erlang, as well as for managing other languages and databases. Check out how to easily get and set up Elixir and Erlang on your computer.

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Aug 17, 2017

Deploying Vue.js Applications built with Webpack to Heroku

Built your interactive web application using Vue.js with Webpack and wondering how to deploy it? We explain how to deploy Vue.js Single Page Applications to Heroku.

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Aug 7, 2017

Company Retreat 2017

We provide IT solutions while working remotely from various locations and once in a while, our team of IT experts meet for a fun and talks-filled retreat to get to know each other better. Read about our company trip to Warsaw.

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Aug 1, 2017

Automation = Time Savior: Using Hubot as a Deployment Assistant

The more you automate your software configuration tasks, the more time you save. Here’s how we used Hubot, a “virtual user” add on for HipChat and Slack, to deploy software (and more!) with ease.

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Jul 25, 2017

Docker 101: Installation, Setting Up and Running Ruby on Rails Application

In this guide we run through how to install Docker, set everything up for easy configuration in the future, and run Ruby on Rails web application smoothly. Includes all code snippets required!

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Jul 14, 2017

Single Page Applications with Vue.js

We have vast experience in creating interactive web applications and we would like to show how to write Single Page Applications with Vue.js framework, with ready-to-use solutions and code snippets as examples.

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Jun 28, 2017

Fin-Tech Projects Are Hard! Why Best Practices Rule and Experience Matters: A Case Study

In the super critical sphere of fin-tech web app development, there’s no room for mistakes. Find out in our case study of a Ruby on Rails US Lease Management System the best practices for dealing with systems where customers real money is at stake in every line of code, every piece of the infrastructure, and in every hour of the day.

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Jun 16, 2017

Interview with our longest working Ruby expert

We would like to introduce you our longest working Ruby expert. Read an interview with our first on-boarded Ruby developer, where he talks about his impressions after over 5 years of agile software development with our company and his personal career path. Plus he shares his thoughts on iRonin’s journey to its prestigious current position and on IT world in general.

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Jun 9, 2017

19 Quick Fixes for Getting Your Servers and Application Security Tighter Than Fort Knox

Don’t know where to start with your servers and application security? Need to know if you’ve plugged all the gaps? We’ve chopped down your essential systems security concerns into bite sized pieces so that you can implement them with ease.

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Jun 1, 2017

Better Usability for Kids? Sure We Can! Building a Ruby On Rails frontend with Ember

Here’s the story of how we took the Creatubbles kids’ creative platform app, and breathed fresh life into it - with an Ember.js Single Page Application frontend, for awesome User Experience and a fast and responsive interface. Shout out to working with an excellent global software development team on this project!

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May 26, 2017

How We Used Amazon Web Services to Save $84k Per Year (And Improve Performance!) with a Heroku Hosted Ruby on Rails App

84K in savings a year? Yup, that’s how much we managed to save this one company by migrating their app from Heroku over to AWS and reconfiguring their code – all because we were fine tuning performance. Moral of the story here is: make sure the team you have on board to write your code are good at what they do – otherwise you might just need to get our DevOps and software developers team in to help sort things out later…

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May 10, 2017

Custom, Free Security for Modern Infrastructure Pipelines: OSSEC HIDS With a Twist

The more cloud services grow in complexity, size and reach, the more security and automation need to be enforced. There are many different approaches to ensuring that systems stay safe from the harm of threats such as DDoS attacks and rootkits, like antivirus software and firewalls. It is also highly beneficial to implement a custom Intrusion Detection System, to monitor your network and systems for malicious activity and policy violations.

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May 10, 2017

React Developers May Like Vue.js More

We just love it when we stumble on new ways of doing things that make our lives easier. As developers, finding a new solution or tool that fixes issues with the way we’ve been doing things is sort of like finding gold.

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Apr 21, 2017

How to deal with boolean parameters in Ruby

Today I wanted to have a closer look at the different ways for passing boolean arguments and assigning default values to them.

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Mar 31, 2017

Unexpected Case of Rescue Exception

When you work on a project that’s been around for quite a while, you’re probably going to - sooner or later - encounter a few skeletons in the closet. These skeletons might be sections of code or design patterns that people know about, know they are bad, and yet no one is addressing them for various reasons. Probably because nobody wants to do the redesign if the code just “works” - even if it’s terrible. What’s worse is when these same structures or patterns are being repeated, because people are blindly following them!

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Mar 28, 2017

Docker: A Quick and Easy Alternative to Virtualization for Developers and Non-Developers Alike

Want to build software that works on any machine, any configuration? Use Docker. Bridging the gap between programmers and other stakeholders involved in producing a software product for desktop, enterprise, web, or mobile (i.e. testers, system admins, the DevOps team, management and even customers!), Docker is what is known as a containerization management tool that is a unique new twist on traditional virtualization.

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Mar 22, 2017

iRonin @ wroc_love.rb 2017 Ruby Conference

It was a very Ruby weekend over the 18th and 19th of March at the wroc_love.rb conference! It’s our third time supporting this awesome event, and it only gets better.

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Mar 10, 2017

Deploying Jekyll website to Heroku

Last time we showed you how to deploy Phoenix application to Heroku. In this article we will show you how to host static website there.

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Mar 3, 2017

Partial unique indexes in PostgreSQL and Rails

Working correctly with database indexes is always the key to application performance and reliability. Especially when the amount of data grows rapidly, well designed database architecture really pays off. However, when we’re working with database indexes, it can be easy to miss something, or fall into the trap of a tricky outlying case. One of these is when performing unique indexing on multiple columns, where at least one of them is null.

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Jan 14, 2017

Deploying Phoenix application to Heroku

We like Elixir & Phoenix, and we like Heroku. So one day we thought: why not combine them? In today’s post we talk about how to deploy a Phoenix app to Heroku.

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Dec 8, 2016

Company Retreat 2016

Polish mountains, thrilling activities, long-hours talks and tons of fun - those are the highlights of our 2016 company retreat. We’re sharing our impressions and describing what’s great about working at iRonin. Don’t forget to check out our video!

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