Blog posts

    “Alexa, schedule a meeting with Tom Gilliam!” or “Alexa, move my meeting at 10 a.m to 2:45 p.m tomorrow!” Can you imagine managing your schedule in the office being as simple y as... uttering a voice command? Now it is that easy! Since now we have the Alexa Smart Scheduling Assistant! It's no more than the famed voice assistant upgraded now with voice-enabled task automation enhancements geared at: scheduling & moving … 1:1 meetings on your calendar! And you must surely agree that scheduling your one-on-one meetings or re-scheduling them, is/used to be a significant drain on productivity...
    So you've finally taken the bull by the horns and applied for an open position as a React developer! Now, whether you're an experienced front-end developer or you've just stepped into the "realm" of JavaScript, the question “tormenting” you right now is the same: what do they ask on these kinds of interviews? What technical questions should you prepare for? Here's a list of 10 most predictable ones. For whether you're: an experienced front-end developer or a junior developer — wannabe React developer — who's just entered the “realm” of JavaScript …
    There's hardly any company — be it a Forbes Global 2000 or a striving start-up —  who's not already at some stage of its digital transformation journey. Everybody's turning the benefits of machine learning into “fuel” for their digital strategies. Everyone's leveraging some sort of “recipe for digital transformation success”, with AR, VR, analytics and cloud as key “ingredients”. And still, most digital transformation projects fail. They're geared at streamlining operations, at creating and delivering the user experiences of the future... and nevertheless, they fail. How come?
    Decided to tap into the unmatched flexibility that Contentful places in your developer hands? And to “inject” it into your Angular project? Just imagine: an API-first content platform that you get to use as a backend for your Angular app, but which doesn't grow “dependent” on it. Meaning that you get to easily “create once, publish everywhere”, from the very same cloud content repository. Well then, here's how you integrate Contentful with Angular... If back in the 90's static websites used to “rule”, next it was the traditional CMSs that stole the spotlight, now it's...
    Don't you feel as if you're... tightrope walking? "Man/woman on wire!" This might just be the best metaphor to describe you: the striving startup business owner. Trying to keep a seemingly impossible balance between a shoestring budget, not enough resources (of both time and people) and an increasing scope of work? One triggering an “avalanche” of tasks... Now if you want to keep your balance, project management is key. In this respect, here are the 5 best free project management apps that even big names use. 5 tools that make all the difference between...
    I'm back, as promised, with 5 more Node.js development mistakes from the “hall of fame” that I've set in place. 5 of the most common pitfalls that developers (and not exclusively those new to Node.js) fall into. From getting sloppy with your testing “routine”, to taking the risk of ignoring the importance of using supervisor programs, to invoking callbacks multiple times, I've included the most “popular” Node.js errors (adding to the 5 ones from my last post) in this “hall of shame” here. So you can remain alert and careful and make the best out of your next Node.js project. Ready, steady...
    Just face it: you are or have already been making some of these common Node.js development mistakes that I'm about to put into the spotlight! Especially if you're new to Node.js. For even if this high performant web server/JavaScript runtime's advantages are non-debatable: it guarantees low latency, high throughput, it's conveniently lightweight, it provides you with a heavy load of plugins for custom-building your apps with, it enables you to develop apps with two-way, real-time connections where, “untraditionally”, both the client and the server can initiate communications...
    There's no point in debating over this: UI component libraries for Angular are some true... life-saviors for any app developer! And why would you say no to tapping into some ready-to-use (and to re-use) UI components that speed up your development big time? The question that arises is: which ones should you use when building your Angular app's UI? Which are the very best? Whether it's charts, grid or menu bars that you're planning to create for your app... And since I'm sure you don't want to waste the time that you'd be saving by using these components and
    That you can't tackle React before you've learned JavaScvript is an... universally accepted truth. But how much of it more precisely? How much JavaScript do you need to know before learning React? Is a reasonable grasp of the fundamentals enough or should you be able to... write your components from scratch? Is “having a clue” about the JavaScript syntax more than enough for jumping into a JavaScript library like React? Or it is necessary to dive way deeper into JS? To learn all about the DOM, to gain a good grasp of the object-oriented and functional programming concepts and so on?
    You can't be talking about a rich and convenient shopping experience for your customers on your Magento store without a variety of specific attributes added to each one of your products, right? Attributes that your store guests can unfold, scan through and select from. And which get your products from simply "generic" to... perfectly fitting your customers' needs and preferences. Now speaking of Magento 2 product attributes: how do you create them? How do you manage them and apply them to specific products in your e-store?