webpack gem

Integrate Rails Application with React Using Webpacker Gem

Webpacker can be an interesting alternative to the popular create-react-app tool. Learn how to use this gem to integrate Rails with React.

A RoR Developer Internship From an Ex-intern Perspective

It’s been almost half a year since I started my job as an Intern Ruby on Rails Developer at Nopio (now a more experienced Junior) and I’ve decided to share some thoughts on how expectation compares with reality in regards to your first job in web development, and to offer some advice that may be helpful from someone who has been there.

How to Pick the Right Tech Partner for Building an MVP

Here are 4 essential things you should take into account when choosing the right tech partner to build your Minimum Viable Product (MVP).

How to Set Up Redirects in a Ruby Rack Application

Thankfully, there is a really useful Ruby gem called rack-rewrite that can handle all redirects for you. The implementation is really easy and doesn’t take a lot of time. The biggest advantage of this library is the fact that you can use it with pure Ruby application, without Rails.

Thoughts from Web Summit 2018 and LRUG MeetUp

Here are my thoughts about the two events I recently had the pleasure to partake in - Web Summit 2018 and the London Ruby User Group meetup.

Is It Hard to Become a Software Developer?

Becoming a programmer and getting your first job without a computer science degree is not as hard as many people think. Learn why!

Moving Content from Default WordPress WYSIWYG to Custom ACF Field

A step-by-step guide on moving the default WYSIWYG content to your theme Advanced Custom Fields with descriptions and code samples.

Why Reversible Migrations Are Important and How to Write Them?

Migrations in Rails are files, which are responsible for making any changes in the database and they convert a Ruby code into a SQL code.

growth hacking

Growth Hacking: a New Approach to Marketing and How Your Business Can Benefit from It

We all know how traditional marketing works. You choose your target group, invest in ads and spend a lot of time and effort on your strategy before seeing any results. But what if you’re a startup or small company, you don’t have a big budget for marketing (or any budget at all), and only a really short time to achieve the scalability, all the while with competition lurking behind you? Well, there is a solution for that. In 2010 Sean Ellis, an entrepreneur that worked in startups like Dropbox, Eventbrite and Lookout, created a concept called growth hacking. Simply put, it’s a marketing technique that experiments with non-traditional use of various channels and helps to achieve viral growth.