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Read this article How to launch a successful ICO?

  Are you planning to become a part of the cryptomarket and create your own cryptocurrency? Great idea! Nowadays, the digital currencies are a global phenomenon that arouse huge interest among the investors. According to…

Read this article Should You Choose VueJS Over React?

  Choosing a front-end development tool can be a tricky and wearisome decision. Comparing VueJS vs ReactJS, along with other tools that can be included in a comprehensive comparison, is a highly relevant topic, especially…

Read this article How to Decide on MVP Functionality

  Before Agile development gained its popularity, the Waterfall principle was the primary system for development. Projects would start with tons of documentation explaining the idea itself, every single feature to be implemented or designed…

Read this article 7 Tips on Application Development for the Fintech Industry

  The world is changing rapidly, and new concepts and technologies are being created constantly. This unstoppable evolution has touched every single part of our lives. Within the last century, the world has witnessed the…

Read this article Building a cryptocurrency exchange like Binance

  The blockchain technology has managed to make an immense impact all over the Internet since its creation in 2008. Lots of companies all over the world are working towards incorporating blockchain into their business….

Read this article How to build an online auction website like eBay

  Having been inspired by some of the eCommerce legends, almost every online retailer gets the desire to follow the huge success and achieve the incredible profit. Attracting new customers is not a marketing strategy…

Read this article How Much Does it Cost to Build an Online Marketplace

  The online marketplace (or ecommerce website) is a platform, where the buyer can compare and buy goods from numerous suppliers. Marketplaces serve as mediators between the consumer and vendors of products or services. The…

Read this article Ruby on Rails vs Django Performance

  No matter what business you are running, it does not really exist if it has no manifestation on World Wide Web. However, having gotten yourself a dedicated website is not the end of the…

Read this article How Much Does It Cost To Build A Website Like Airbnb

  Airbnb has changed the general approach to finding a place to stay. The startup has become a leading apartment rentals service on the global market, but that doesn’t mean, however, that other similar services…

Read this article Sloboda Studio one year on: What’s changed?

  This year is almost over, so it’s time to review and summarise the work of our company. We’d like to identify the most important criteria and points of the year, from the point of…

Read this article Building a Dream Team: the Reality of a Self-Organizing Team

  The volatile market and the constant progress of technology forces us to look for new improved ways to organize development teams. At the same time, the problems that arise in teams with classical types…

Read this article How We Manage QA in Sloboda Studio

  Testing and software quality assurance is an integral part of any development process. The quality of how it is organized can show the professionalism of the developer company. We at Sloboda Studio, pay special…

Read this article IT Journeys: Why We Send Employees for 2-3 Week Planning Sessions Abroad

  We believe that communication is a number one question in IT projects. There are many ways to organize work remotely. For example, daily communication and calls in Skype help to be on the same…

Read this article How the Project Begins: Vision, SRS, Backlog, User Story and Other Scary Words

  When the Project Starts The project begins when the customer comes to you with their own (not always understandable) vision of the project. Vision is an essential part of every startup, which is aimed…

Read this article Office Workers, Freelancers or an Agency?

  Every employer wants to hire a competent, qualified, and teachable employees and faces the problem: is it better to hire office workers, freelancers or apply to the agency?   Office workers It has become…

Read this article Legends of VueJS

  A long time ago the world of a frontend reminded a set of chaotic pieces of a code designed to create functionality for a client part of a web application. There was a lack…

Read this article Common Project manager’s mistakes

  Project Manager is an expert whose main task is, essentially, to manage the project as a whole: designing, prioritizing and scheduling tasks, monitoring workflow, adjusting communication, and promptly solving problems – all these, among…

Read this article Methodology of IT projects

  How to find out what clients want even if they already have told you, let’s find out… Evaluation purpose The presale stage evaluation is the most frequent case of our company that is focused…

Read this article Familiarization with payment systems

  Modern life sets the fast pace of actions: decisions and payments should be made pretty quick. The last point could be released with online payment systems. There is a huge variety of payment systems…

Read this article What is the difference between successful and unsuccessful outsourced project?

  One month back one of our potential customer from Ursula in Sweden asked me what is the actual difference between successful and unsuccessful outsourced project? Probably you heard many sad but true stories about…

Read this article Ruby on Rails Security Guide

  Why is Ruby on Rails the best choice for web development? Rails is a pretty popular development environment, which is considered among the most practical. RoR is suitable for teams of varying size –…

Read this article How to Communicate Your Ideas to Developers

  Some people generate ideas. Others can realize these ideas. Some people are good at submitting abstract ideas, but they are not good at technical terms, and there is a normal situation. But it is…

Read this article Vue.js: what is it?

  Professional developers often face the difficulties associated with user interface creation. Even working in such a comfortable environment as Ruby on Rails, when making changes to the code (and this happens very often), we…

Read this article 10 Must Have Ruby Gems for Social Media Networks

  Ruby on Rails is one of the best frameworks for the web application development. It is free, time-tested, has an extensive technical support base, and, most importantly, is incredibly easy to use thanks to…

Read this article The Startup Way to getting valuable Feedback

  Feedback is not only someone’s opinion but also evaluation and analysis. Of course, this is when it is a feedback, not simple criticism for the sake of criticism. No matter how hard we try…

Read this article Company vs Freelance for Web Development: what to choose?

  The excitement of coming up with an idea for an amazing new website may as well disappear as soon as one realizes how much developing effort is required to make the dream come true….

Read this article Ruby for Web – Ruby on Rails Web Development Framework

  When one is choosing proper tools for development, it is natural they seek for a powerful one that will accelerate the process greatly and help to spend less money for implementation. It sounds like…

Read this article Ruby on Rails vs Node.js. Which to Choose for a Startup?

  Statistics have shown the hardest decision amongst startup has to do with which technology or language to use in development. However, in between this dilemma, amongst the top most popular languages and framework, NodeJs…

Read this article Spree Commerce vs Magento: Which Is the Best For Startups?

  You’d agree with me that for any individual or company that wishes to venture into e-commerce business must have heard of Spree Commerce or Magento. These e-commerce platforms are very popular, the functionality of…

Read this article 10 Best Ruby on Rails Website Examples

  In this 21st century where we have quite a huge number of people who are conversant with Ruby on Rails but have no idea that some interesting or favourable websites they use were built…

Read this article 7 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Planning Your Ruby on Rails Project

  Choosing the technology for your startup is not the easiest task. If you’ve chosen Ruby on Rails, then we want to congratulate you. You’ve made the right choice! But before you start your project,…

Read this article Kanban vs Scrum: Why and How We Switched from Scrum to Kanban?

  Kanban and Scrum methodology are terms which their meaning are similar and one could easily get confused when referring to one. In the same vein, how to use them and when to use them…

Read this article Refactoring vs. Rewrite: When to Refactor or Rewrite Your Code?

  There have been a scenario whereby clients come with an existing source code for refactoring because it has lots of bugs and it’s not running efficiently, a situation whereby the client decides to change…

Read this article Why We Use Ruby on Rails in Sloboda Studio

  Airbnb, Shopify, GitHub, Basecamp, Bloomberg, Kickstarter, Luminosity, Twitch, Urban Dictionary, Zendesk… Apart from being successful and popular, each in their own industry, they all have another thing in common – Ruby on Rails as…

Read this article What encourages European Startups to work with us

  Startups face many challenges that vary depending on the specific business, but in reality, there are 3 indispensable factors of startup success and how to range these three factors depends on individual. They are:…

Read this article Custom Git commands in Ruby

  Automation is a great thing. “If you do anything more than once you should write a script”. Of course, there always a place for quick and dirty hacks for “right here and right now”….