How many of you have tried your luck? We’re not talking about gambling or ruffling. We’re talking about belief in your chance, even if you know that there’s no chance at all. Theoretically, this way of behavior is at low probability among programmers because they can predict what will happen according to different assumptions and calculations. But it is also observed that sometimes programmers have no idea what they are doing at all. And the hope that everything will be ok is the only one thing that helps them to continue. Try to identify your type of behavior while reading our new ‘Syndicode Digest #73 – Rare possibility’!
These days the internet is booming with nice useful products, sites, and apps that largely simplify the human’s life. Starting from tools to boost your development workflow (like Trello or Slack) and online shops and ending with social networks (for business as well!) and media applications. For the business owners, like as for the users, this situation is an outstanding opportunity to reach new horizons and to bring your idea to life. The new era of web solutions made it possible to enter the field even without enormous bank’s credit or raising money from the investors. Both variants of course possible too, but many startups avoided high risks by going the bootstrapping way. Whatever way you choose, you need developers! Of course, professional ones. But not the expensive ones (you run a startup). Rails developers might be just right for you in this case. The question is where to find Ruby on Rails developers for your next startup?
Last year you could read our material about the state of IT education in Ukraine. While the technical universities in Ukraine still develop the methodology for IT education, the youth took the initiative. Talented students understand the need for qualified specialists in the field and develop their programming skills participating in different competitions and hackathons. This way IT companies can spot the right candidate and invite to work or collaborate. For the same reason, BEST Zaporizhzhya invites you to LikeIT – all-Ukrainian 24-hour programming marathon!
As Syndicode expands our supported events’ geography, this time we present you three awesome tech conferences in Atlanta, USA, you should visit this fall! No matter whether you a mobile or web developer or you propagate blockchain religion, or maybe you’re fond of data science – this time we cover all your interests! BlockchainConf.Tech, CONNECT.TECH and DataSciCon.Tech in Atlanta welcome you!
Syndicode shared with you backend development cheatsheet for 2018 where you could find step by step visual guides demonstrating the bigger picture of what you should know as a frontend developer. And now we will present you the flexible relational (not key-value, not document-oriented) store that makes it easy to describe, grow, and reuse your domain schema and will check what do you know about Mentat knowledge base?
As we already mentioned in one of our article about Progressive Web Apps, there are other operating system concepts a software developer should learn. While the extent and depth of knowledge can be questioned, knowing more than the fundamentals can be critical to how well your program runs and even its structure and flow. So, we are presenting 10 critical operating system concepts a software developer should learn.
A ‘store’ is one of the Redux core concepts, and when you use Redux it’s vital to understand how to structure the data in this store. To simplify your task, we’re reminding you about Reselect, a popular library that provides a convenient way of getting values from a store in a React-Redux application. To clarify, Reselect is a Selector library for Redux, with memoization ability.
While we were preparing this issue we encountered a simple but vital question asked on dev.to. What are the latest trends in frontend development nowadays? Making a scope of the most popular open source projects will help us better understand what is going on in the web development world. This time we’ll do a brief analysis of the monthly most popular JS repositories. Chilling time is the best part of the summer, so to get more time for relaxation – read about, explore and use these great tools. They’ll save your time! For example, a mechanism for programmatically making web requests in the browser, diagrams and flowcharts generator, UI kit, React boilerplate, JS storage to improve the offline experience, text-based browser and many more of interesting and useful repositories!
All you know about Smashing Magazine, a great source of practical articles for web designers and developers! Here in Syndicode we often track and read what Smashing community is buzzing about. With so much happening around the web, what is important and what should you pay attention to? SmashingConf New York 2018 will explore how new web technologies, findings and emerging front-end/UX practices can make us all better designers and developers. You’d better get ready because SmashingSonf New York 2018 is coming! Save the dates for October 23-24!
Continuing the topic of software architecture and its complicity, we’d like to talk more about web development. There are many concepts a person who just started web development is not familiar with. And Syndicode is covering this gap with this post about the basic software architecture concepts for the web developer.
This winter the new version Bootstrap, one of the world’s most popular frontend component libraries, was announced. Now we’ve got a new free tool based on Bootstrap 4 framework! Material Dashboard is a free Bootstrap 4 Material Design Admin. Let us tell a bit about it!