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The decision of what tools you use for any task tends to have a huge impact on your work, time and final results. Before using the most popular solution, it’s a good idea to do at least basic research on your other options. I’ll show you a good alternative for many CMS apps built in Ruby – RefineryCMS. You might find basic information on the subject in our previous article, CMS Comparison for Rails App, but this time I’ll go into more details and answer the following question: ‘is Refinery worth using at all?’ How can we compare it to the most popular competitors like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal?
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It’s often the little things that make hotels stand out or leave a negative impression. The little things that guests notice …. but hardly ever tell the hotel.
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Ruby is the main language we use for web development at Netguru. It’s already solid on its own, but gets even better with Ruby on Rails - a great framework that had a major influence on web development. Still, life goes on and the whole tech industry keeps moving forward. New languages are invented, new frameworks are created and different architectures gain popularity. The Ruby community is looking towards Elixir, a language based on the Erlang VM - the language that helped WhatsApp build their product. As an app owner, you’re probably wondering which language to choose for your new project. This article aims to shed some light on the pros and cons of both Ruby and Elixir.
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The NYC tech ecosystem and mature financial markets offer plenty of opportunities for young startups to flourish. However, when faced with strong competition, many startups die before they ever close a deal. To help NYC-based startup founders succeed in their ambitious projects, we’re presenting a comprehensive guide on how to survive on the NYC tech market, focusing on fund-raising, building efficient media and PR strategies, finding a great development team, and doing marketing and sales the right way.
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Top 10 Startup Accelerators in New York City

New York’s tech ecosystem (Silicon Alley) currently ranks at number two in the country, only behind Silicon Valley. Silicon Alley’s dynamic growth since the mid-2000s has been made possible by NYC’s large capital stock and a developed financial market, efficient technical infrastructure, but also a developed system of startup accelerators. Startup accelerators are fixed-term programs that help early-stage or growth-stage startups turn into fully-fledged companies and attract the investment needed for further development. Here are the top ten NYC accelerators that your startup company should definitely consider at its seed stage.
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A few years back, whenever a business wanted to get in-depth insights from their target audience or industry, they waited weeks for a comprehensive market research report. In today’s fast-changing environment, this kind of report would come too late to make any meaningful business decisions – they’d already be outdated.
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Artemest is an Italian e-commerce site featuring a collection of curated home décor, jewellery, and lifestyle art created by top Italian artists. The company aims at keeping centuries-old techniques alive. Their mission is to preserve the heritage of the best Italian artisans, who, in many cases, would have shut their business down but for Artemest. Marco Deseri, Chief Digital Officer at Artemest, shared how they help creators survive in the globalised world, where everything is controlled by big corporate brands.
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Case.one is a digital product which streamlines project management for legal practitioners. It’s a single platform that provides everything attorneys need to do their job. Case.one is built on technology more advanced than the competitors’ solutions, for instance, it uses machine learning, among other state-of-the-art technologies. The company is getting ready to introduce new products to the market as well, all building upon the same idea: simplifying attorneys’ work and bringing their operational costs down.
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Berlin boasts some of the most fertile ground for European startups, with top talent, large events and fantastic infrastructure. But rising market saturation means that it’s not easy for a growing business to survive there. We talked to several experts from Berlin’s top accelerators about their recipe for startup success. Here’s the first batch of the know-how we gathered.
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Slack has become one of the most important tools in the armoury of many companies. Its capabilities reach far beyond the everyday chat between co-workers, and it’s time we took advantage of them. atStats is a mobile app for Slack users that will visualise their social relations with other users and help them monitor their online social behaviour.
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