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Managing Amazon Web Services is hard, let’s face it. AWS is complex, offers numerous amount of services & APIs, it’s constantly changing, web console UX is bad and some concepts behind it are just hard to understand at the beginning. But once you start getting it, you also realize that it has a great power. The power not only to store unlimited amounts of data, handle millions of requests per second or even to predict your next partner using Machine Learning but also the power to literally clean your wallet in couple of seconds. It may be because of your lack of understanding of this system, because of a „miss click” or simply because you didn’t care to secure your account properly. Internet is full of stories like that. In this guide I’ll try to show you some “quick wins” which should decrease the probability of those events taking place.
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The first time we saw that we could use react, our go-to front-end library, for building native applications, we were thrilled. The promise that you will be able to learn react’s paradigm and write applications for everything is so crazy that only a fool would choose to build new stuff the old way. There is some truth in that statement. Indeed, React Native creates a wide spectrum of new possibilities in building well performant iOS and Android apps. However, you should also be aware of the restrictions that it might have. In this article, we want to present our perspective on React Native which we have derived from the Netguru’s projects.
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Ever since its initial release – way back in 2009, would you believe – Node.js has been attracting the attention of developers the world over. And for a good reason. Written in JavaScript, this open-source, cross-platform environment makes Node.js a stand-out choice for real-time applications.
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With the growing number of projects and required resources, my ongoing AWS management became more and more of an uphill struggle. That's why I began looking for a better solution than repetitive commands and clicks, keeping in mind the current trends in DevOps environment.
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How to Start a New Project in Node.js

In Netguru, we like to work with different technologies to create advanced web applications. This time, we would like to put the spotlight on Node.js, a JavaScript runtime that our apps use as backend. It proved to be an efficient solution for real-time applications or the cases when a fast and scalable environment was required.
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As Ruby on Rails developers, we have used AWS for a long time at Netguru. Amazon’s services such as S3, EC2 or RDS made our work not only easier and more convenient, but also increased the security of many projects. A few months ago, during re:Invent 2016, which took place in Las Vegas, Amazon launched a new service, and we think we are all going to fall in love with it. The new service is AWS Lightsail.
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Yesterday, some of us, developers, were hit hard by the AWS outage. Many websites went down for a few of hours, some of us couldn’t even continue working on your projects due to the outages of services like CircleCI.
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Our Favourite Devops Tools - Check Them Now

When we’re building an app, we sometimes have to choose tools to help us manage servers and make our life and work easier. At Netguru, we work on many applications, and we manage a lot of servers, so here we present a list of tools we use on a daily basis - tools which we like and would recommend using.
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How to Choose a Server - Mini Guide

There are plenty of places where you can host your Rails application online. Each of them has its advantages and disadvantages and very often you will need to strike a balance between configurability and maintenance costs. How do you choose the best solution then?
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The results from the new study “State of Stack” conducted by Netguru and Typeform suggest that the future is far from bright for devops. Numbers don’t lie: devops engineers are not big fans of the precise server setup and they prefer much simpler solutions.
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