Coolcal - Android Development Made Easy And Fun

Coolcal is our attempt to test a new approach to Android development. We focused on Kotlin as it is a statically typed programming language for JVM, Android and browsers. The result is a showcase app which shows the current weather linked with your upcoming events. Read on to see how we did it.

2015: The Year UX Ended

I admit that the title is a terrible clickbait, but I truly hope that UX has finally come to its end. At least the kind of UX we all knew. The times are gone when the UX designer used to be the design evangelist preaching for the user’s satisfaction. UX designers are no longer the lone knights of arts and humanities in the techie world of IT.

How to Cope With Information Overload as a Professional pt.2 - Calming Methods

Imagine the following situation: you're in a hurry and have a lot tasks to do. The clock is ticking but your to-do list is not getting any smaller. And now you’ve realized that forgot to write down some tasks. Sounds familiar? In my previous article I shared some thoughts on how to cope with information overload. In this piece, I'd like to tell you about some mind-calming practices we all need but which we tend to forget about in our hectic lives.

How to Cope With Information Overload as a Professional pt.1

Scientists say that our brains process up to 35 GB of data daily. Imagine how much would that be if we only took people from the IT industry. Our brains haven’t significantly increased their capacity since the dawn of the digital era. To be able to be truly productive we have to efficiently separate the signal from the noise. In this two-article mini series I will tell you how I deal with information overload while working as a Quality Assurance Specialist in one of the biggest software houses in Europe.

Maintain Your Gems Up-to-date With Netguru's Mini Guide

All gems must be kept up to date. The most important reason is to avoid security vulnerabilities, but new releases also improve speed, provide compatibility with newer versions of other libraries and often new features. This task gets harder as your Gemfile gets bigger, but the strategies below will help you ensure a smooth upgrade experience.

Latest Trends in Development - Download the Full State of Stack Report

We are excited to present you with the first edition of Netguru State of Stack Report. All the articles you will find below are based on the data from the State of Stack study conducted by Netguru and Typeform.

How To Measure User Engagement With Hubspot and Google Analytics

Not so long ago we came up against a big problem while analyzing the performance of our campaigns  – there were no conversions at all. We had two versions of a campaign: blog content and sales/business content. The plan was to choose the better one. How do you choose the winner if there are seemingly no conversions?

The Future of  Fintech: What Role Will the Startups Have in Financial Services?

The  Fintech sector attracts billions of dollars in VC investment. Each week, new startups take over markets that used to be controlled by banks and insurance companies. What will come out of the revolution? Who will win? How will it shape the future of financial services? Read our take on  Fintech vs. Banks.

Make London Work for You With London Startup Guide

Undoubtedly, London is one of the most important startup ecosystems in the world and it’s growing fast. More and more young companies decide to move to London whose market is also very diversified. If you are still unsure which are the hottest London meetups, incubators and communities, want to learn about how to face the challenge of talent drain or simply seek for some inspiration, London Startup Guide by Netguru is for you. Download now!

What's Pull Request Flow All About? A PM's Perspective

Netguru switched from Master to Pull Request flow on GitHub quite some time ago. You can read a developer's perspective on this change here. But now it’s time to explain it for those of you who do not necessarily code each day. Let’s go!