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How To Build An IoT Product From Scratch

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Paweł Josiek
Case Study
We are pleased to present the result of our cooperation with Connected Boat — the IoT boat fleet management & marine telematics start-up and platform. See how the entire product development process looks like — from an idea to a working product.

Summary of 2017 in Technology and Predictions for 2018

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Emil Waszkowski
Business
It's a difficult task to spot technologies that bring real value to business and distinguish it from fleeting fads. In this article we'll help you separate valuable information from the noise. We summarised 2017 in technology - the most important successes, failures, trends and challenges. We also made predictions for 2018.

11 Rules of Effective Cooperation in IT Projects

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Emil Waszkowski
Project Management
You’ve prepared a product specification, you’ve chosen a software house and signed a contract — it’s time to start the cooperation. Setting cooperative objectives, expectations and rules at the beginning of a project will ensure that the supplier’s team will essentially become a part of your organisation, which is especially important in remote cooperation.

How to become a better developer

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Michał Skóra
Dev
You can find many online publications on improving as a developer. In fact, there are so many of them that it’s easy to think the subject has been sufficiently discussed. However, I would like to examine this issue from my point of view.

Don't ask for an estimation! Budgeting Agile Projects

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Paweł Josiek, Emil Waszkowski
Project Management
You start a pretty big IT project and you have to answer the questions coming from the board, investors and other stakeholders. One of which is undoubtedly: “How much will it cost?”. Assuming that you have a precise project specification in the form of a set of screens, flow and a technical description (API documentation, cases and user scenarios), the exact project evaluation may take a team several hours, or even days, and it doesn’t mean that they made a correct estimate. This is caused by the nature of IT projects, which are usually extremely complex and depend on many factors. Experienced IT managers agree on this — you need a budget, not an estimation.

What Are Progressive Web Apps?

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Paweł Cała, Emil Waszkowski
Mobile
You read reviews and expert predictions, but you really don’t know what PWA is and how will it fit your business? Or maybe you hear about progressive applications for the first time? In this article we’ll explain what are they and how do they work. We will also describe the capabilities and limitations of PWA technology, indicate when it is appropriate to apply it and explain when you should seek other tech solutions.
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