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Mobx as an alternative to Redux in state management

13 September 2017

Mobx as an alternative to Redux in state management

A while back all of the heavy lifting in a web application was done on a server with the use of such languages as Python or PHP. Since server computational resources like CPU or RAM have to be shared between ...

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Introduction to Behavior Driven Development in Python

16 August 2017

Introduction to Behavior Driven Development in Python

Automated testing is still neglected, pushed aside, or even avoided in many IT projects. The well-written unit, integration, or acceptance tests can help detect bugs and problems at very early stage of the development. But how to maintain many test ...

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Angular vs. React - choosing the right technology for your next project

25 July 2017

Angular vs. React - choosing the right technology for your next project

The last few years were incredibly intense for Front-End Developers. The transition from static server-side templating (where JavaScript's role was usually cut down to jQuery DOM manipulation) to the Single Page Applications (based mainly on a Front-End routing and REST ...

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Why you should use test automation in web development

20 July 2017

Why you should use test automation in web development

A product's lifecycle consists of a few phases: planning, design, development, maintenance and further stages of development. The first two steps require the evaluation of received results, but we won’t focus on them in this article. Further stages of product's ...

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Laravel vs Symfony - Clash of the Frameworks

02 June 2017

Laravel vs Symfony - Clash of the Frameworks

Laravel and Symfony are definitely two top PHP frameworks. But which one is better? To find out the answer, I will show you what their strengths and weaknesses are, as well as talk about the reason why I like one ...

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design & content

The software in the service of marketers

19 September 2017

The software in the service of marketers

The new rules according to the protection of the personal data in EU will enter into force in May next year. EU institutions took a look at data storage and transfer. The Data Protection Regulation is supposed to be "neutral," ...

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Lean Wallet Approach: 7 money-savings tips for MVP builders

08 September 2017

Lean Wallet Approach: 7 money-savings tips for MVP builders

There will be no magic formulas and fairy tales within the next few paragraphs - it’s all about hard work. In order to achieve success, young entrepreneurs must balance between costs and quality. Even if you’re not-technical, you can very, ...

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How to attract and motivate employee using non-wage benefits?

06 September 2017

How to attract and motivate employee using non-wage benefits?

What could motivate people to change their job? If your answer is money, congrats! You’re absolutely right. The main reason employees change their job is the willingness of making more and more money. It has always been like that, and ...

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Why it’s worth to gamify your startup?

10 August 2017

Why it’s worth to gamify your startup?

We're living in a time of the content. Interactive and moving banners are attacking us from all directions. This is an insane amount of information in media, which is both formidable and appalling. More and more start-ups make a fortune ...

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Unicorn Rare Hybrid: On Being A Designer And A Developer

04 August 2017

Unicorn Rare Hybrid: On Being A Designer And A Developer

The Unicorn is widely known in fairy tales and folklore with its beautiful mane, white coat, and a single horn. The Rare Hybrid Unicorn is a tautological misnomer but holds some truth because a designer/developer is definitely rare and also ...

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case studies

Karlik - web development of the corporate website

09 August 2017

Karlik - web development of the corporate website

Karlik, a Polish manufacturer of electrical installation equipment, came to us with the need to reach new markets and broaden their audience. To do so, they needed to have a modern corporate website that will properly display their offer. Here's ...

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Defend Your Homes - a cross-device HTML5 game with a retro design

18 July 2017

Defend Your Homes - a cross-device HTML5 game with a retro design

Homes.com worked with us on the creation of a cross-device game similar to the pixel-based games of the 70s and 80s. We collectively decided that an HTML5 code base would suit our needs best. Over several months we created not ...

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Competenz4u - an e-platfrom for SaaS startup from Austria

06 June 2017

Competenz4u - an e-platfrom for SaaS startup from Austria

We really like our job. But every once in a while, there come along a project which makes our hearts start beating even faster with joy. One of these projects is for sure Competenz4u - a SaaS startup for students ...

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Star Sailors League - website redesign for the world’s best sailors

19 May 2017

Star Sailors League - website redesign for the world’s best sailors

Star Sailors League dedicates it's effort to promoting the noble sport of sailing. Our software house has been selected to not only redesign their website but also to implement responsive web design and prepare an intuitive administration panel based on ...

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FLAVR - responsive web application for homemade food delivery

04 November 2016

FLAVR - responsive web application for homemade food delivery

Flavr is a Belgian startup for which we had the opportunity to work. The idea of their project was very interesting - it’s a vision of friends who wanted to eat something tasty while having a meeting. They’ve got bored ...

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people & events

Join HackYeah, Europe’s biggest, stationary hackathon with us!

18 September 2017

Join HackYeah, Europe’s biggest, stationary hackathon with us!

Good news! We have become the Community Partner of HackYeah - a meeting of IT Geeks and people with extreme ideas! That means we are meeting up on October 28-29th in one of the most modern areas in Europe - ...

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A night to remember: Berlin Startupnight 2017 - the coverage

12 September 2017

A night to remember: Berlin Startupnight 2017 - the coverage

Once again the capital of Germany has confirmed its leading role as a startup hive in Central Europe. The ever-increasing list of exhibitors urged organizers of Berlin Startup Night (BSN) to seek for spacious locations. Deutsche Telekom’s Representative Office, Deutsche ...

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Never-ending fun at the end of summer - summary of August

31 August 2017

Never-ending fun at the end of summer - summary of August

Once again, hello and welcome in my summary of the month. As usual, you can take a sneak peek into our daily lives Merixstudio - a software house that knows how to enjoy both parties and seemingly normal days. Let's ...

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PyCon PL 2017 - our take on the biggest Python conference in Poland

25 August 2017

PyCon PL 2017 - our take on the biggest Python conference in Poland

Last week our Django Developers were nowhere to be found in the office. The reason for that? Well, apart from one honeymoon and one vacation in Spain, it mainly was because of PyCon PL 2017 - the biggest Python conference ...

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No slow months in this software house - summary of July

31 July 2017

No slow months in this software house - summary of July

July was anything but bland. There were days so sunny and hot that everyone was dreaming of vacation. There also were days so rainy that working in the cozy office was the best possible situation to be in. It was ...

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