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Polymorphic Associations in Elixir

If you're coming from Ruby on Rails, you're probably familiar with the polymorphic associations between resources and you probably miss them in Elixir. We recently had to migrate a Rails functionality to Elixir without making any changes to our database, so ...

Antonia, Nov 2020

We are not a technology company

I often speak to non-technology company leaders about the endless possibilities technology offers and how it can practically solve any of their business problems. One of the most common objections I get is: #### *“We are not a technology company!”* That ...

Biser, Nov 2020

How much does AWS cost and is it worth

When I talk to clients about cloud services and AWS the topic about pricing always comes up and even though people have actually no idea how much AWS will cost for their project, they have this notion that AWS would be ...

Biser, Oct 2020

Create fake populated document forms with Fabricator AI

Document forms fuel almost every process in every company. AI promises to solve a lot of problems and the overhead the paper format creates, but it first needs massive volumes of data and that’s once of the most common obstacle for ...

Biser, Sep 2020

How Artificial Intelligence is transforming manufacturing: 7 crucial use cases

Manufacturing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Being able to produce high-quality products fast at minimum cost has been the ultimate manufacturing goal since forever. Thanks to recent innovations in cloud computing, and big data storage and analysis, artificial intelligence and machine ...

Lilly, Apr 2019

AWS Comprehend Medical and NLP in healthcare - detailed overview

I. Natural Language Processing

When it comes to standardized and structured data computers are a man’s best friend. They can read and process it faster, better and more accurate than any average human being. Unstructured data, or human language, on ...

Lilly, Feb 2019


Potential obstacles for implementing Machine Learning in your company

Machine Learning is getting more and more popular and accessible, but implementing it is still not a trivial task.

There are a few vital things in the process of introducing Machine Learning that might turn out to be thorns in your ...

Nicky, Mar 2018

Why your software project is failing

Everybody is building software nowadays. Companies of all sizes and industries are afraid of getting left behind so the innovation hype is stronger than ever.

Speaking to companies, I realize there's one thing they all share - stories of failed/late/expensive projects, ...

Biser, Feb 2018

Advanced database seeding in Rails applications

By default, Rails ships with a built-in feature for seeding initial data into a database. You can learn more about it here. It’s a great way to set initial data in development, staging or even in some production cases. ...

Biser, Dec 2017

Antipaterns to avoid for building microservices-based systems

We are proponents of the idea that if you want a scalable software system, there’s no other path, but the microservices one. The idea behind microservices is simple - instead of building a monolithic application, break down your logic into small ...

Biser, Dec 2017

Common traps with message queues based communication (AWS SQS)

Message queues are a great way to distribute data across microservices and for asynchronous communication. Our team uses queues to handle the following:

  1. communication between microservices;
  2. for extracting long running jobs and decoupling;
  3. to handle request spikes;
  4. pub-sub.
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Max, Nov 2017

5 tips for becoming a better software developer

Many new programmers believe that being a good software developer is all about deep technical knowledge and having years of experience writing complex algorithms. That might be true to an extent, but having the right mindset and understanding the essence of ...

Biser, Nov 2017

How to install PDFtk on an AWS Elastic Beanstalk environment

If you need help installing PDFtk on an ElasticBeanstalk instance, this post will help you out. Although EB is an awesome service when it comes deploying, provisioning, load-balancing and scaling applications, installing additional packages can be a little tricky from time ...

Max, Jul 2017

Hello World

Hi! Thanks for checking out our new blog. HONE is a small development team that works with startups and small companies, helping them build software products and corporate systems. We've been around for a few years now and we have some ...

Biser, Jul 2017