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What Design Really Is? An Introduction

Paweł Hawrylak

May 16, 2017 | design

Many years ago I attended an architecture conference with my father (an architect and college professor) and he told me something interesting. We were leaving after hearing a presentation on “ecological architecture” and its advantages over “ordinary” architecture, and because I saw my father visibly wincing throughout the lecture, I asked him what upset him so much. He told me that he didn’t understand this “all eco-everything” hype and back in his day something was either good or bad. That if you took all the important aspects into consideration and did things right, then it was just “good design.” Nothing less, nothing more. No fancy names for processes or frameworks. Just you, your knowledge, experience, and attitude.

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Why So Few Women Work in IT and What We Can Do About It

Karolina Gawron

May 11, 2017 | business it women technology recruitment

As I was contemplating the problem of few women in IT, I approached my friend Mateusz Sławiński, a Talent Manager here at Monterail. We had a long conversation that yielded some eye-opening (at least for me) conclusions. This blog is more or less a distilled essence of our conversation augmented with research that I had a lot of help with from my female colleagues. Thank you!

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5 ways how Agile IoT improves hardware business

Grzegorz Hajdukiewicz

May 9, 2017 | agile iot hardware

We know that for some people hardware devices plus Agile just doesn’t sum up. Agile may even feel a bit odd for hardware development, with all the tools and processes behind it. The problem is, hardware is often deprived of iterative development and therefore its release may be overwhelmingly stressful (and exciting for sure) for the company.

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How To Implement White Label And Custom Features

Jan Dudulski

May 4, 2017 | rails whitelabel Web Development

If you've ever been working on an application with a domain concept like organizations I bet you had to struggle with custom features, behaviors and complete white labels. Most young fellows start such with the if-else construction which quickly can fall into monster-spaghetti. Can we do better?

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How React Fiber can make your web and mobile apps smoother and more responsive

Szymon Korzeniowski

April 27, 2017 | Web Development Mobile Development

Update 26.07.2017:

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7 Things To Consider When Hiring An In-House Development Team

Karolina Kurcwald

April 25, 2017 | development in-house outsourcing

Are you one of those entrepreneurs who want to consider all possible options before investing your company’s money? That sounds like a reasonable approach, especially when we talk about spending a great amount of cash.

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Monterail ranked as #1 Ruby on Rails developers in the world by Clutch

Karolina Gawron

April 20, 2017 | ruby rails company leaders

Some time ago we mentioned on our blog that according to Clutch, Monterail was ranked as a market leader in Polish development companies, Ruby on Rails developers, and software companies in general. With more testimonials published on our profile, we’ve climbed even higher and managed to become #1 in Ruby on Rails category.

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How Programming Languages Find Inspiration in Literature

Karolina Gawron

April 13, 2017 | programming malbolge brainfuck

This article was written by Marta Paciorkowska based on the talk she gave at RubyConf Argentina.

The journey to Buenos Aires wasn't an easy one – both figuratively and literally speaking. It was one of those times when you send a talk proposal only to forget about it two minutes later. When my talk proposal got accepted, I realized it would be extremely difficult for me to afford to get to Buenos Aires.

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The reason why React Native apps may fail App Store review process

Radek Markiewicz

April 4, 2017 | mobile react native app store

There has been a big fuss around React Native (RN) apps compliance with App Store review guidelines for a while now. The big question is: Is Apple supposed to ban React Native and remove apps built with it from its store? We dove deeper into the subject to find out what is going on. Here’s the essence of this debate.

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How To Update Recursively With Common Table Expression

Wojciech Maciejak

March 30, 2017 | postgresql sequel cte postgres rctee

How it’s begun

Some days ago I coded a new feature for my project in work(ROM-rb with a sequel). At the beginning, the task seemed easy. After all, it was just another standard update of the entity without any significant corner cases.

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