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5 Powerful Tips to Become a
Successful Project Manager
Working as a Project Manager can be challenging. You need to be able to manage your team’s workload and your own as well. A professional PM always knows what’s going on and is constantly in touch with all customers, and is responsible for the overall project success. This may sound overwhelming, but...
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Top 5 Online Marketplaces: All You Need to Know About Leaders
According to Statista, the number of online buyers is growing year by year. In 2019, it is expected to reach the point of 1.92 billion customers. It means that consumers and merchants have both moved their interactions online. Source: Statista E-commerce platforms offer new opportunities and sales...
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Hot Web Design Trends of 2019
Nowadays, technology is moving at high speed. The number of websites is growing rapidly. They are progressing and transforming day by day, giving a designer a vast field for creativity. What is hot in web design in 2019? This year features a mix of bold experiments and fantastic digital effects...
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4 Useful Git Commands That Will Make Your Life Easier
In the modern software development world, projects become bigger and it can be hard to manage and control the changes by multiple developers. It’s also difficult to find ways to simplify the process and make it more effective. That’s why using a version control system like Git is a must. With the...
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Codica Listed Amongst Top Ukrainian Web Developers in 2019
At Codica, we offer custom IT solutions, utilizing an ever-growing skill set in Ruby on Rails, Angular, React, Vue.js for web, and React Native for native mobile development. Our team is made up of expert software developers, project managers, QA engineers and UX/UI designers. We focus on delivering...
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How To Start Your Own
Online Marketplace
The amount of online marketplaces increases every day. Both consumers and suppliers increasingly turn to online interaction. According to Statista, in 2019 e-commerce sales worldwide reached the point of $3.4 trillion, and this number is expected to grow further. Source: Statista Online marketplaces...
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MVP and Prototype: What’s Best to Validate Your Business Idea?
Every startup needs to pass a number of stages to launch the final product. And one of the most important stages is idea validation. Both an MVP and a prototype approaches can help you with it but at different stages of product development. However, people often confuse these two definitions. Comprehension...
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5 Key Principles for a User-Friendly Website
Do you know that it takes a person about 50 milliseconds to decide whether to stay on your website or leave? So how about your website - does it make visitors stay? And how can you make them spend more time on your site? A beautiful design or interesting content is great, however, this is not always...
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Building a Slack Bot for Internal Time Tracking
Chatbots are viewed as self-serving tools helping users to get answers to their inquiries. Today, these bots are utilized for a variety of purposes. Apart from obvious cases - sales and support inquiries, sometimes chatbots are used by companies’ internal issues and solve organizational issues...
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4 Main JavaScript Development Trends in 2019
Web development is constantly changing and overgrowing. And since JavaScript is the top choice for everyone in frontend development, JS trends is a hot topic every year. New technologies emerge: up to date, we can see dozens of JavaScript technologies competing to become recognizable and popular among...
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How to Create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
As an entrepreneur, you may eventually come to the point of planning a startup and launching your software product. Initially, you only have the idea of the project. What’s next? Statistics show that numerous startups continue failing because their application is not in demand among the users in...
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How to Get Your Team to Estimate Better in 3 Simple Steps
Dealing with software development, have you ever faced the situation when your development team under- or overestimates the work? We are pretty sure that the answer is yes. Any software development process can involve issues at the estimate stage, which can influence the project success. Many claim...
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How We Created a Multi-site Setup for a Vehicle Marketplace: Challenges, Solutions and Insights
For the past several years, the community demand for web development has been going up, and this trend is not going to stop. It includes creating complex applications like marketplaces that should cover all users’ needs and stand out from other web solutions. Today we want to tell you how we created...
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Vue vs React: Choosing the Best Tool for Your Project in 2019
Nowadays, every company is targeting to create a high-quality web solution within a short period of time. To put it into practice, the developers community is able to choose from many JavaScript libraries and frameworks and debates to find the best one. If we look at Vue.js and ReactJS, at Codica...
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Google Chrome Dev Summit 2018: Event Highlights
Google Chrome Dev Summit is held yearly, and it’s an opportunity for the Chrome team to provide updates on their latest work, share plans and get feedback from the community. At the same time, it’s equally a chance for everyone involved in web development to find out about the trends first hand...
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40 Best Ruby Gems That We Use
Nowadays, web developers are able to access ready-made solutions instead of writing the functions from scratch, which of course has great positive impact on the speed of development. When we look at Ruby from this point of view, it stands out due to extensive libraries called Ruby gems. They offer...
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Progressive Web Apps
vs Native Apps
Mobile usage takes a huge part of our lives. Checking smartphones at least several times a day has become a routine for most of us. For years, the only way for enterprises to outreach mobile users was creating a native (or hybrid) mobile app. But today, the PWA technology has became an alternative...
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7 Reasons to Use Ruby on Rails for Your Startup
Do you know what Github, Dribbble, and Shopify have in common? Being monsters in their niches now, all of them used great opportunities of Ruby on Rails for kick-starting. Why do so many startups and solid companies choose and continue using RoR as their technology platform? The most important thing...
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Working Remotely: Key Online Collaboration Tools for Great Results
No matter how we call remote work - telecommuting, offshore work or outsourcing, it’s rapidly gaining ground all over the world. With such factors as a growing desire to be independent and easier than ever communication from any point of the world, it’s not a surprise that telecommuting has gained...
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What are Progressive Web Applications and How They Can Benefit Your Project
The number of mobile Internet users is growing yearly. According to the well-known web traffic analyzer StatCounter statistics, in December 2018, already 50% of users in the world were accessing the Internet from mobile devices. Firstly, the main reason is the expansion of Internet communications...
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Agile at Codica: How We Deliver Great Web Products
What is Agile and why should anyone care? Agile methodology is a popular and more recent approach in software and web development, and it has a number of benefits if compared to the traditional development process. In this article, we will talk about introducing Agile approach in our work. We will...
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Why Use Test Driven Development: 6 Benefits for Your Project
At Codica, we apply various software development methodologies, depending on project needs and customer’s preferences. We decided to create a series of articles devoted to the project development approaches we work with, to show you our approach and provide a glimpse of our working processes. There...
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How to Set up Working Process of a Remote Team: 3 Key Tips
Let’s face it: every year is bringing more and more changes. For instance, could anyone expect remote work to become quite a common thing in 2018? I bet, you couldn’t even fancy that ten years ago. In this article, together with general recommendations, we will share Codica’s tips on successful...
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Ruby and PHP: which is the best fit for your startup?
So, you want to start a new project from scratch, and you’re looking for the best web development platform. When it comes to web programming languages, it’s not that easy to make a choice which complies with your requirements. In the following article, we're going to compare Ruby vs. PHP in 2018...