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Oct 18, 2018

Efficient way to develop software in early stage companies

An MVP, or a Minimum Viable Product, is the initial version of a new product that consists only of the most essential features. Its goal is to work well enough for early adopters while allowing the development team to gather insights and user feedback, locate issues as well as identify the most valuable features. Once the concept has been proven and the product has been adjusted to fit the market reality, development can move forward at much less risk. If you’re not convinced, this article will list why building an MVP is a good idea and how to leverage Ruby on Rails to do so efficiently.

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Sep 27, 2018

Who uses Vue.js on production? Why Facebook, Netflix and Behance love Vue

Among the many JavaScript front-end frameworks, Vue.js stands out as a new favorite among developers, eagerly learned and applied in practice. It’s growing and gaining popularity fast. Touted as the progressive framework, Vue is approachable to learners and versatile in use. It helps teams achieve high performance and fully optimize their apps. Many large companies were eager to adopt it. We took a look at the most prominent examples to understand why Vue.js is becoming so popular in the world of front-end development.

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Sep 14, 2018

Why Node.js is great choice for a SaaS project

Node.js is a modern back-end technology for building web applications, particularly real-time ones. The technology’s goal is to be efficient and lightweight, and to allow for building fast, scalable products. It’s being used across industries, including fintech, social media and e-commerce. Node’s many advantages apply particularly well to SaaS platforms. Here’s how.

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Sep 5, 2018

Should you build your app with Ember.js in 2018?

Ember.js is a front-end framework primarily used for avoiding repetitive development work. Features common to every app have been built into Ember, which allows developers to focus on the unique aspects of their product. Developers love Ember for its sensible design, good documentation and simplicity. The framework has never been as popular as some other ones (e.g. Angular), but it has dedicated fans and is still going strong in 2018. In this article we answer the question of whether it’s still a good idea to use Ember for your new project.

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Aug 31, 2018

What's the purpose of using React? Based on famous examples

React is a JavaScript framework used for building interfaces for web apps as well as mobile apps for both the Android and iOS platforms, which can potentially shorten the development time of a product. There’s currently a lot of hype around React and the framework is widely used by web developers. This popularity hasn’t waned for about 4-5 years, which is completely unique to React. We’ve decided to analyze the reasons behind it, based on real use cases of well-known companies.

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Aug 29, 2018

Why Ruby on Rails is a great choice for SaaS project

Software as a Service (SaaS) projects face many unique challenges during development. Teams working on SaaS products need to focus on scalability, to make sure new modules and functionalities can be built easily as the platform develops and customers present special requirements. They need to be able to test their code easily and deliver a high-quality experience to enterprise clients. Thankfully, Ruby on Rails is a technology that helps SaaS companies solve many of these issues.

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Aug 22, 2018

What every startup founder should know about Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails is a fantastic technology for startups developing their web products. It offers a high speed of development, which allows for rapid creation of an MVP and shortens time-to-market. Ruby’s many libraries (gems) available to developers mean that the team doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel when solving problems - they can use ready-made solutions and save time.

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Aug 14, 2018

5 common mistakes of Ruby on Rails web application testing made by startups

Test-driven development can be the saving grace of startups and small companies, allowing them to save time and money, and deliver much sleeker apps to users. If your new product is full of bugs, how likely is it that early adopters will stick with it and promote it among friends? Not very. This is why early testing is 100% worth the investment. Find out how to implement it without making the 5 most common testing mistakes.

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Aug 10, 2018

Why do so many startups use Ruby on Rails?

Out of the many popular backend web technologies out there (like Node.js, Django and Laravel), many startups are choosing Ruby on Rails, a mature framework created in 2004. Why haven’t they moved on to something more modern and exciting? The answer is simple: because Ruby on Rails works, and it works fast. And here’s why.

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