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Why Startups Should Outsource Software Development

Running a tech startup is hard. You may have funding, but you need to get a product working, fast. There are two options for creating a minimum viable product: either hire a third party development team, or build your own team from scratch.

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Islam Gagiev
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Islam Gagiev
Assert performance with Rspec benchmark

In the world of Ruby development it’s accepted practice to test your code, but only a few people do performance testing. Such tests help to prevent the program work from slowing down while the amount of data grows, and they also help to understand whether the code performance has become slower after the recent code amendments.

Natalie Kaminski
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Natalie Kaminski
Can I trust an offshore development team?

Many businesses want the skills and expertise of an onshore development team, but cannot afford the high costs. They find an offshore development team instead. Prices vary, but an offshore team can cost several times less than an onshore team.

Natalie Kaminski
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Natalie Kaminski
5 Ways a Client can Help Ensure Project Success

When I meet with prospective clients, I am often asked what is the most important thing required to ensure project success. This article reviews the most important client attributes that influence the outcome of the project and hopefully provides some food for thought to those looking to outsource the development of their product to a third-party vendor.

Igor Alexandrov
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Igor Alexandrov
Scaling Rails: Docker & AWS Beanstalk

Scaling Rails project still can be quite an interesting task.

We always want deployment to be as easy for developers as possible. On the other hand we want to pay less for the infrastructure, but be ready for unexpected significant increase of RPM.

In this article we show how to automate deploy of Rails application with Sidekiq and AnyCable to AWS Elastic Beanstalk using GitLab.