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We've just got back from RubyDay2016 – a conference you've been waiting for for a long time. The event turned out to be a perfect feat of organisation. The speakers very thoroughly prepared for their presentations, the coffee was delicious, and the food was exquisite! Below, you can read a little bit about the presentations that we found the most interesting – we will remember all of them long after the conference.
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Last month marked my 5th anniversary at Netguru. It’s been an incredible adventure so far with a new set of challenges waiting for me every day. With this post, I would like to sum up a few things I have learned during this period. Where do I start?
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In my last article I outlined the structure of the new Phoenix project. Today I will show you how Phoenix migrations and models compare to rails ActiveRecord and ActiveRecord::Migration.
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WIRED Security 2016: Be There or Be Hacked

I recently had the pleasure of taking part in a security conference organized by The Wired in ClubLounge39 in London. What can you learn from hackers? Is it worth attending another conference organized by The Wired? Read the report below. Let us begin by presenting a view from the windows at ClubLounge39 and evidence that UFOs really do exist:
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There are many regular Ruby conferences all over the world. One of them is called Euruko and the last edition took place on the 23th and 24th of September 2016. When we heard about the event for the first time we didn’t hesitate for long before we started looking for flights. Fortunately, we found a cheap one from Berlin, booked a comfortable apartment and we were ready to rock and roll! Sofia, here we come!
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On the beginning of October, I had the opportunity to attend Mobiconf, an international conference for mobile developers in Cracow, Poland. And since it was the very first time I went to such an event, I would like to share some thoughts about Mobiconf itself and attending professional development conferences in general.
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The latest game in the Pokemon franchise has taken the world by storm and it’s helping Americans become fit again. It reminded people that being out, walking and exploring the city could be a better way to spent time than sitting on the couch. It’s effects on increasing American’s physical activity are tremendous, recent study found that Pokemon Go users from US made approximately 144 bilion steps more during a period of 30 days. Couldn't the designers have created a better interface, though?  
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Why Should I Care About My App’s Performance?

 In software engineering, response time has been always one of the main metrics of overall system quality. For web applications, performance is about how easily users can navigate a website. Any delays or interruptions cause a negative user experience and, as studies show, lead to an increase in the site abandonment rate. Learn why it is important.
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Strategies for Startups Inspired by Game Theory

In 1944 John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern published Theory of Games and Economic Behaviour which was a breakthrough in the area of Mathematics and Economics. It fostered thinking about games in a more rational way, and gave us a powerful framework in which to do so. Having read it, I would like to share some of my thoughts and perhaps show you how you can apply these concepts to startups or, indeed, to everyday life. The techniques at the heart of this theory, or maths in general, can give us some basic intuitions for thinking about startup strategies, since Game Theory investigates how to behave when there is a conflict of interest.
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Make Your UI/Functional Testing Easier With XCTest

When it comes to mobile testing (well, testing in general) every QA specialist in the world does way too many manual tests. It's very time-consuming and is often frustrating. So why would one do that? How can one avoid it? At Netguru we have been testing for over 8 years. We have some experience in mobile testing and I would like to share with you some tips on how to automate your iOS testing, at least part of it.
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