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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 How to do Web Scraping with Ruby?

  Web scraping is a process of retrieving desired data from websites. It is used when a site from which you want to extract some data does not have an API, or web scraping is…

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”….

Read this article Service providers tricks

  My colleagues won’t be happy when I share it with you.     Customers of outsourcing – you are extremely brave people. I really admire you. You work with remote developers and team. You…

Read this article 9 tips on how to manage a distributed team

    If you are reading this article, you are either working with a remote team or thinking about it. Perhaps, one of the biggest obstacles that managers or business owners have to overcome is…

Read this article Year 2016: Expanding the Horizons!

    2016 is coming to an end and Sloboda Studio will like to give you a recap of the departing year. We are proud to say that in 2016 Sloboda Studio has attained new heights…

Read this article 5 Rules to work with PM

  Today we would like to share with you 5 rules which will help you to effectively invest your time in your business growth leaving worries about your projects development and/or support to the outsource-company….

Read this article Business-case of a Ruby on Rails project: Booking of golf courses

  In March 2013 a client required us to develop a booking system for golf courses. Bookagolf is an online booking system for booking games in golf clubs of different countries. This project is a…

Read this article Fruitfulness techniques in IT

  Each manager practices his own techniques and templates that allow him to cope with an endless stream of managerial tasks and responsibilities for his business. I am often asked, how do I manage to…

Read this article Trip to Kiev with our UK customer

  A week ago our whole CityFalcon team went to Kiev with our lovely customer Ruzbeh from the UK. CityFalcon – our one of the biggest project we ever worked on. Currently, there is the team…

Read this article Three free tools for Rails site owners

  There are speical tools for site Rails site owners, which will help you to get your source to be more effective. So, let’s start.   1. Webvisor from  Yandex.Metrik Have you felt you like…

Read this article Welcome post

  Hello, my name is Pavel and I’m the founder of the company. Here I’m going to write about everything related to the business and web development on Ruby on Rails. I will cover following…