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Task automation with Python

Performing repetitive tasks can bore even the most resilient of us out of our minds. Lucky for us, the digital age we live in offers us a bevy of tools to relieve ourselves of that sort of tedious labor.

While that particular ability may seem contingent upon our knowledge of programming languages, I’m here to tell you that automation is definitely for you, even if you’re a complete newbie to the field. …

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In one of the projects I worked in, ads were the only source of income for the client, so they had to be implemented properly. Ad agency hired by client used Google Publisher Tag (GPT) ads, which is a popular choice.

At first, it seemed like a quite simple task — the agency provided all pieces of code that just had to be pasted in the website. It turned out that these codes were good for a simple static website, but to make it work properly in SPA (we’re talking Next.js app here) it required some customization.

The topic is not documented that well, so I had to do a lot of experiments and email exchanges with the ad agency to make it work smoothly. In this article, I’ll present my approach to this problem. …

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Best PWAs in 2020

In 2020, internet traffic is split 44/52 between desktop and mobile. As 71% of customers expect a comparable product experience across channels, companies turn towards progressive web apps (PWAs) — advanced websites that provide app-like functionalities on mobile devices.

Read on to discover how these 10 high-performing PWA apps brought renewed business success for the companies that adopted them.

What are progressive web apps?

Think of a responsive website and add native app functionalities to it. That’s what defines progressive web apps. They’re developed with lightweight web technologies of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as speed is essential for conversions.

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Angular vs React — which one to choose?

JavaScript developers will agree that the right framework saves weeks of production time. The plan — write less code and ship a functional frontend faster. You are here to discover the practical difference between Angular and React to pick one that fits your project, has a strong community backing, and speeds up app deployment. Sit back, as this guide will help you make a confident decision.

As your CTO could say, it’s not only about the framework’s popularity but about what you can do with it. Read on to find out what you should know before committing to one.

What is Angular?

Angular is a JavaScript (JS) frontend framework using the TypeScript language that was released by Google in 2010. Miško Hevery and Adam Abrons first developed it as a JavaScript-based AngularJS to help programmers build dynamic content web applications with HTML templates. …

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Our previous blog post gave you an overview of the most popular ecommerce platforms based on Ruby, Node.js, and Python. We’ve evaluated them in terms of how quickly you can set up an online shop and what possibilities they give you. Turns out that, Spree, and Saleor are your best bets (choose according to your goals) — they are easy to implement, flexible, and provide room for customization.

Now, we’ll take a closer look to check what exactly you can do in terms of extending their out-of-the-box functionality, and how they perform under pressure.

Let’s dive in!

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There’s a red alert in your mailbox and you know exactly what it means — the system is down and you have a 500 error on a specific action. Your response is clear — you find the bug and fix it as fast as you can.

The biggest problem with refactoring

In most cases, refactoring legacy code — particularly someone else’s work — involves adapting to the multitude of styles and errors that you will discover upon reviewing the code.

We adjust our habits to fit what’s already been created because it’s easier, faster, and frankly, trying to deconstruct someone else’s mistakes is an exercise in patience. …

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The mobile app development world is saturated with numerous frameworks. You have React Native, Flutter, NativeScript, Vue Native, and many, many more. All these tools offer a great development experience conducive to building excellent apps.

Still, it’s Vue Native, a relative newcomer, that has sparked over 2,500 projects within only days of its GitHub premier. So what does this JavaScript mobile app development framework have to offer that it generates such considerable buzz? Let’s find out.

What is Vue Native and how it came to be?

Vue Native is a JavaScript framework for building native mobile apps using Vue.js. …

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Discover the most important HR Trends for 2020!

By design, Human Resources is all about people. But does it mean that we should keep it away from technology? Quite the contrary. Does it mean that we’ll be using robots to find and hire people? That’s highly probable. Actually, robots in recruitment are already a reality as technology is becoming key in the process of attracting and retaining talents. Automation and AI is just a little section of the latest tech innovations implemented to HR on a daily basis.

As HR is as prone to trends as any other industry, it’s good to have a clue about what’s going on in this area. Why? According to many HR experts, like William Tincup or Anna Ott, HR Tech Consultants, keeping up to date with tech is…

There are tons of free or inexpensive ecommerce platforms available. The likes of Shopify or WooCommerce seemingly have it all and don’t require any development effort to be set up. But open source ecommerce platforms are — and have been — getting traction. And here’s why:

  • Customizability — you can decide how your shop looks and how it behaves.
  • Extendability — you’re not limited by the functionalities delivered out-of-the-box. You always have the possibility to add something new or modify existing features.
  • Costs — the software is completely free. …

The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined many businesses and how they conduct operations. This change often calls for a complete overhaul of business processes so companies can stay on the market.

The restaurant industry is no different — to remain operational and cater to customers with a safety-first mindset, restaurants have turned to technology. To find out what we can expect, we’ll explore in this article how the pandemic is reshaping the restaurant industry.

Impact of COVID-19 on restaurant sales

When the COVID-19 crisis spread across the globe, the restaurant industry was among the most affected ones. …



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