Blockchains: A brief introduction

This post begins a series about the blockchain technology wherein I will try to answer the common questions like what it is, how it works and where blockchains are used. However, I will not go into technical details, I will only focus on a general overview.

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Being productive is not productive. Being content is productive

Have a productive day!

That was the way that one of our clients used to finish daily stand-up calls.

From my point of view, that was one of the worst wishes you could ever receive.

You may ask why?

Because productivity is not a core value for humans beings.

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How product management can help developers to work in the flow state (and be productive as fuck)

From When involvement rhymes with enjoyment article we know that there are 7 factors to achieve the flow state. This state is ultimate effective when we are fully engaged in the activity.

Today, we focus on which of the factors can be activated by having a good product management. And how this activation can be achieved.

The main goals for the project management are getting sure that:

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Code The Flow - How To Write Code In More Productive And Fun Way

Spend less than 2 minutes to discover three simple tricks that will help you to be in the coding flow! Write the code in the more effective way. Code with better quality. Be more satisfied with the time spent on programming.

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Introduction to fragment caching in Rails

You’ve probably read or heard a lot that the two most difficult concepts in computer science are naming things and cache invalidation. The quote has appeared numerous times in books, blogs, and other programming sources in one form or another. While the only remedies for coming up with names are practicing a lot, being clear in our intentions or having a sudden epiphany (none of which are quick and simple), Rails tries to help us with the caching part as much as possible. Caching can significantly improve web application performance. This requires little additional code, especially if we have a large number of complex partial rendering.

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Validation outside ActiveModel

On the latest Euruko Ruby Conference (Bulgaria, Sofia, 2016) I had a lightning talk about a different approach to data verification. Today, I want to share and explain more of the good stuff in validation.

In a Ruby on Rails application, we use validation...

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Are service objects enough?

There have been a lot of buzz around service objects in Ruby community. It started some time ago and new articles about them popped up like mushrooms. I still think about myself as a “developer in progress” and I think it’s a good approach for all of us. We should always keep learning new stuff. For me, the so-called service objects were like a milestone. A lot of things started to look simpler with them. So how does the perfect implementation of service objects looks to me?

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Flow daily routines - create habits that boost your productivity

This article is the next episode in our Flow series. You can find the first episode here. In this part, we will talk about daily routines that can help you go into the flow state

How you start is how productive you are

The most effective ways to enter the flow state are focus and involvement. This is why it is so important to start in a good way. It has a critical impact on your productivity and state during the entire day.

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Developing as a developer - a journey through learning

Hey there traveller, I want to share a story with you. Some time ago I set off for a programming journey. This has been a fun and rewarding adventure. It was also filled with unexpected frustrations, roadblocks and dangers. I have been on the learning...

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My first experience with Ragnarson - a logo design

There comes a time in your life when you apply for a job. Sometimes, your potential employer gives you a recruitment task to check your skills and qualifications. When applying to Ragnarson, one of my tasks was to redesign the existing logo. In this...

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