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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

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