Why Do We Fail at Abstractions?
We have all been there. We got a task to introduce totally new functionality. New database relations, controllers, services, models, views. We all said: “this time it will be different”. We asked the right business questions, and designed exactly what was requested. In spite of that, three sprints later, things got messy. The code is rigid, the business requirements have changed and the project is out of hand, again.read more
Stick-it! And the Power of Event Storming
Miscommunication between business people and engineers is a common issue. While we could start pointing fingers and blaming either side, the problem will not go away on its own. Teams will miss deadlines because something was not clear, the product will fail to meet the client’s expectations, ergo he won’t be willing to pay another invoice because.read more
How to Increase Your Effectiveness? Productivity Tools (Not Only) for Devs
In a world of distraction and endless procrastination, we are witnessing the birth of a whole-new currency, scarce but incredibly coveted: focus and efficiency. The challenges that digital reality confronts us with – information overdose and action paralysis – gave birth to a completely new breed of productivity preachers, coaches and influencers.read more
Multiprocessing in Ruby - a Good Alternative to Threads?
Parallel computing is a cure for performance issues. It allows to do several things at once, which sounds great in the context of background jobs. Inspired by Python’s multiprocessing module I began to think about the parallelism in Ruby. Of course, there are several ways to get closer, but in this post I’ll try to focus on the `Process` module. But before we start, I recommend that you quickly remind the differences between a process and a thread.read more
The 17 Things You Should Consider Before Choosing the Best Software Development Company
Whether you’re after a team that would build your future project from scratch or looking to hire an augmented team, finding a solid tech partner is always quite a challenge. When talking to our current or potential clients, we try to listen to their objections and, within reason, address them accordingly. But we also know that such concerns are not completely unfounded.read more
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