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Compliance automation: Earning customer confidence and trust
June 10, 2024

Compliance automation: Earning customer confidence and trust

Consumer trust is more valuable than ever in our hyper-connected world. Data breaches, security lapses, and privacy leaks can break...

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How skilled facilitation drives successful teams
June 3, 2024

How skilled facilitation drives successful teams

How often have you attended meetings where these common patterns begin to emerge?: Time wasting: There is a lot of talking,...

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Leveraging AI for security compliance
May 27, 2024

Leveraging AI for security compliance

Consumers are increasingly wary of entrusting their data to businesses with slack security practices. As a result, maintaining security compliance...

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DevSecOps: Integrating security into DevOps
May 14, 2024

DevSecOps: Integrating security into DevOps

Technology businesses constantly innovate and push out new software at unprecedented rates. While speed and agility are crucial for success,...

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Slash your SaaS costs: smart strategies for tech entrepreneurs and agency operators
May 9, 2024

Slash your SaaS costs: smart strategies for tech entrepreneurs and agency operators

Maximize efficiency and control costs with strategic software management—vital for SaaS and agency success. Key Takeaways Structuring and continuously reviewing software costs...

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Automated risk management: The future of business trust
April 30, 2024

Automated risk management: The future of business trust

As tech companies surge ahead in shaping our digital world, they are also navigating through a complex web of risks...

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How to scale security and compliance for your business
April 16, 2024

How to scale security and compliance for your business

The startup journey is exhilarating. You've got a groundbreaking idea, a passionate team, and traction – customers love what you...

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Why ISO 27001 matters for small businesses
April 2, 2024

Why ISO 27001 matters for small businesses

Data breaches and cyber threats are a growing concern in our digital society. Businesses tasked with handling data need to...

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The origin of Scrum: Insights from a Scrum Master
March 28, 2024

The origin of Scrum: Insights from a Scrum Master

Scrum is a lightweight framework that is a subset of Agile based upon iterative software development used to manage complex...

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Dmytro Konstandaki – Android wizard
March 21, 2024

Dmytro Konstandaki – Android wizard

We're thrilled to introduce you to one of the dynamic forces powering our mobile app development team – Dmytro. Dmytro is...

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SOC 2 compliance: A startup’s guide to building customer trust
March 19, 2024

SOC 2 compliance: A startup’s guide to building customer trust

Data security standards and compliance have become critical priorities for modern businesses tasked with handling sensitive data. In particular, startups...

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WeAreBrain becomes Vanta Managed Service Provider in the Benelux
March 14, 2024

WeAreBrain becomes Vanta Managed Service Provider in the Benelux

WeAreBrain has proudly joined Vanta’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program. This exciting partnership combines Vanta’s leading trust management platform...

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UX designers and QA engineers — crossing our T-shapes for better collaboration
February 21, 2024

UX designers and QA engineers — crossing our T-shapes for better collaboration

Complex digital products are like symphonies — they need an orchestra full of different musicians — a multidisciplinary team. We...

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Energy-efficient servers: The heart of green hosting
January 11, 2024

Energy-efficient servers: The heart of green hosting

Web servers play a crucial role in delivering the online experiences we've come to depend on. However, the environmental impact...

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Frontend facelift: development trends for 2024
January 8, 2024

Frontend facelift: development trends for 2024

Dive into the future of frontend development, exploring trends set to redefine user experience and engagement in 2024. Key takeaways PWAs: Progressive...

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Green web hosting: A guide to online sustainability
January 4, 2024

Green web hosting: A guide to online sustainability

Our digital landscape is immensely vast. With over 5.3 billion internet users worldwide accessing over 1 billion websites in 2023,...

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Look before you buy: The AR & VR home decor revolution
December 14, 2023

Look before you buy: The AR & VR home decor revolution

Home decor enthusiasts suffering from buyer’s remorse, rejoice! Finally, you’re saved from the perils of post-purchase regret when reality doesn’t...

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Choosing the best debugging tools for software developers
November 20, 2023

Choosing the best debugging tools for software developers

Both junior and seasoned developers understand that debugging is one of the most time-consuming yet critical steps in the development...

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How UX/UI informs software development (and vice versa)
October 16, 2023

How UX/UI informs software development (and vice versa)

User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design are key roles in the success of software products like websites and...

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The future of programming languages
October 9, 2023

The future of programming languages

As the technologies powering our modern world continue to evolve at an unprecedented pace, the tools and programming languages used...

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10 effective debugging techniques for developers
September 25, 2023

10 effective debugging techniques for developers

Unlock higher coding efficiency with our top 10 debugging strategies, essential for every developer's toolkit. Key Takeaways Debugging represents a significant and...

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Capsule networks: The next generation of deep learning architecture
September 18, 2023

Capsule networks: The next generation of deep learning architecture

Traditional convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have helped realise some amazing breakthroughs in computer vision, natural language processing (NLP), and various...

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How to implement Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
July 24, 2023

How to implement Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

The applications that drive our digital society require complex code development that uses many different tools and platforms. The result...

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Cloud-based vs Traditional databases: which one should you choose?
May 22, 2023

Cloud-based vs Traditional databases: which one should you choose?

Explore the decisive factors between cloud-based and traditional databases to determine the best fit for your business's data management needs. Key...

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The role of DevOps in modern software development
May 8, 2023

The role of DevOps in modern software development

While the agile methodology has grown in popularity in recent years, development and operations teams still largely remain siloed in...

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Choosing the right database for your application
April 13, 2023

Choosing the right database for your application

Dive into the critical task of selecting the perfect database management system to anchor your data-driven business for long-term success. Key...

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5 best code editors on the market
February 6, 2023

5 best code editors on the market

Discover the top 5 code editors tailored for programmers across Windows, Mac OS, and Linux to elevate your coding projects. Key...

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Do you really need maths to be a programmer?
October 24, 2022

Do you really need maths to be a programmer?

The most common question people ask when exploring the possibility of a career in IT is this: “Do I need...

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5 cybersecurity must-haves for small businesses
June 13, 2022

5 cybersecurity must-haves for small businesses

Small businesses face many challenges on a daily basis but few are quite as potentially damaging as cyberattacks. Smaller companies...

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Low-code vs no-code development: the key differences
March 24, 2022

Low-code vs no-code development: the key differences

Until recently, organisations wanting to create new information systems had limited options. Either they had to build a new system...

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Best web development frameworks
March 17, 2022

Best web development frameworks

Creating sophisticated and intuitive websites that grab the attention of users requires perfect synergy between UX/UI and development teams. The...

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The challenges of software integration
February 21, 2022

The challenges of software integration

As our IT and technology industries continue to evolve, the functionality requirements for modern applications also need to keep up....

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The career path for a software developer
January 10, 2022

The career path for a software developer

As businesses in almost all global sectors begin to fully embrace digitisation, so grows the demand for software developers to...

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Developing for AR: a quick crash course
November 8, 2021

Developing for AR: a quick crash course

What was originally seen to be an inaccessible technology to the everyday person is quickly becoming a reality thanks to...

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Working Machines: A book by WeAreBrain
March 16, 2021

Working Machines: A book by WeAreBrain

You can find Working Machines: An Executive's Guide to AI and Intelligent Automation on Amazon and Apple for purchase.  Artificial Intelligence...

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Creating an e-commerce website: template vs custom
March 8, 2021

Creating an e-commerce website: template vs custom

If you are thinking about starting your own e-commerce business, we think you would find our guide very useful: How to start...

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How to build an app: A complete guide of tips and tricks
July 1, 2020

How to build an app: A complete guide of tips and tricks

Wondering how to build an app? Well, you're not alone. There has never been a better time to get into...

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The Differences Between Web, Native, Progressive Web and Hybrid Apps
June 3, 2020

The Differences Between Web, Native, Progressive Web and Hybrid Apps

In order to create your mobile app, you need to deploy certain development tools and applications. In this article, we’ll...

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Designer-Developer handoff: The art of collaboration
May 27, 2020

Designer-Developer handoff: The art of collaboration

When we refer to a ‘design handoff’ we are speaking about the process where designers submit their design prototype to...

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Best practices for newbie Scrum Masters
May 22, 2020

Best practices for newbie Scrum Masters

An interview with WeAreBrain’s brilliant Scrum Masters Taking the first steps of your career in the tech industry as a Scrum...

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Project management essentials
April 28, 2020

Project management essentials

Project management has evolved greatly in recent years as today’s projects are more complex and teams are far bigger than...

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How to avoid the biggest newbie programmer mistakes
April 17, 2020

How to avoid the biggest newbie programmer mistakes

I recently sat down with some of our rockstar programmers at WeAreBrain to discuss the most common mistakes beginner programmers...

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The 5 Scrum values: What are they and why do we need them?
April 3, 2020

The 5 Scrum values: What are they and why do we need them?

Unveiling the essence of Scrum, this article dives into its five pivotal values—commitment, courage, focus, openness, respect—and their critical role...

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Living on the Edge: What is edge computing and why do we need it?
March 3, 2020

Living on the Edge: What is edge computing and why do we need it?

We’re living in the age of ‘stronger, better, faster’ where every piece of software or technology undergoes constant updates and...

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Should you make the switch to Drupal 9?
February 27, 2020

Should you make the switch to Drupal 9?

With the expected release of Drupal 9 arriving mid-2020, your friendly tech nerds at WeAreBrain take a look at the...

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Waterfall vs Agile vs Scrum: What’s the difference?
January 24, 2020

Waterfall vs Agile vs Scrum: What’s the difference?

The tech world is littered with tricky terms, jarring jargon and convoluted concepts which are hard to keep track of,...

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Stronger together: How to be an inspiring Technical Team Leader (TTL)
January 8, 2020

Stronger together: How to be an inspiring Technical Team Leader (TTL)

Every team needs a leader. No matter how big or small, teams rely on someone to guide, support, motivate, and...

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The efficiency of voice search has the potential to change how we communicate
July 24, 2019

The efficiency of voice search has the potential to change how we communicate

The advent of voice search is changing the way we interact with technology and with our ‘collective consciousness’ itself. We...

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How to design a chatbot from scratch — a comprehensive guide
June 27, 2019

How to design a chatbot from scratch — a comprehensive guide

A UX designer friend recently asked me for some advice on how to go about designing a full-scale chatbot process...

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Demystifying AI Part 6: Machine Learning vs Deep Learning — what’s the difference?
June 25, 2019

Demystifying AI Part 6: Machine Learning vs Deep Learning — what’s the difference?

In our ongoing effort to demystify AI for business owners and executives, our team at WeAreBrain has just released a...

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How to quickly configure Drupal as a decoupled (headless) API-first system
June 20, 2019

How to quickly configure Drupal as a decoupled (headless) API-first system

Drupal is both a coupled CMS for editors who need control over the presentation as well as a headless CMS...

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Background Execution Limits for Android Devices
April 16, 2019

Background Execution Limits for Android Devices

By Andrii Savytskyi, Android Developer at WeAreBrain.   I recently faced a challenging task for one of my projects: how do I...

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Creating your custom font kit (icon font)
March 5, 2019

Creating your custom font kit (icon font)

Icons are everywhere. No matter how large or small your project is — there is always a need for icons....

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Sink or Swim: Why SMEs need Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in order to remain competitive
February 6, 2019

Sink or Swim: Why SMEs need Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in order to remain competitive

Ready to build your own AI business strategy? Purchase WeAreBrain’s new book, Working Machines - An Executive’s Guide to AI...

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React client-side authentication with Facebook, LinkedIn and Google
November 29, 2018

React client-side authentication with Facebook, LinkedIn and Google

By Dmitry Shishko, full-stack developer at WeAreBrain.   In this article, I will be showing you how we used React to enable...

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Moving from Webpack 3 to Webpack 4 — Now with some exciting updates
March 9, 2018

Moving from Webpack 3 to Webpack 4 — Now with some exciting updates

By Dmitry Shishko, PHP developer at WeAreBrain.   Dive into the journey and insights from upgrading from Webpack 3 to Webpack 4,...

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Make a Bluetooth-driven electronic device with Arduino at its heart — Part 2
February 16, 2018

Make a Bluetooth-driven electronic device with Arduino at its heart — Part 2

By Sergey Gernyak, Back-end Engineer at WeAreBrain.   In part one of this two-part article series, we discovered how to make Arduino...

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Make a Bluetooth-driven electronic device with Arduino at its heart — Part 1
February 9, 2018

Make a Bluetooth-driven electronic device with Arduino at its heart — Part 1

By Sergey Gernyak, Back-end Engineer at WeAreBrain.   I really like electronics. I like doing fun experiments, and they’re pretty interesting to...

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Programming languages that are worth a second look
January 26, 2018

Programming languages that are worth a second look

At WeAreBrain we invest a great deal of time in R&D and we’re always keen to investigate new programming languages...

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Limitations to Chatbot Functionality: Facebook Messenger’s Chatbot API
January 19, 2018

Limitations to Chatbot Functionality: Facebook Messenger’s Chatbot API

Recently WeAreBrain built a Facebook Messenger chatbot for one of our clients, Bloom Avenue, an e-commerce startup that specialises in organic...

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MVP for Android Part 3 — Moxy Strategies
December 22, 2017

MVP for Android Part 3 — Moxy Strategies

Welcome to my 3rd article about MVP on Android. As promised today we’ll be looking into Moxy a little more...

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MVP for Android Part 2 — Featuring Moxy
December 15, 2017

MVP for Android Part 2 — Featuring Moxy

Welcome back for the second article in our Android development using MVP pattern series. Last time we spoke about a...

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MVP for Android — Part 1
December 8, 2017

MVP for Android — Part 1

I’ve been looking for a way to create cleaner Android application code for ages, studying reams and reams of articles...

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Why I fell in love with Visual Studio Code
November 17, 2017

Why I fell in love with Visual Studio Code

We all know that for a developer their editor or IDE, is their main tool and it’s the one used...

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Use Jest for React App Testing
October 27, 2017

Use Jest for React App Testing

By Dmitry Shishko, Full Stack Developer.   In this article, I would like to share my experience with testing the React application....

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Lex vs Luis: choosing the right solution to create bots for your business
October 13, 2017

Lex vs Luis: choosing the right solution to create bots for your business

I’ll avoid a long intro about the new age of automated solutions, artificial intelligence and cognitive services, mostly because right...

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Web designers vs. Front-end developers: Avoid quarrelling!
October 6, 2017

Web designers vs. Front-end developers: Avoid quarrelling!

There are situations when front-end developers complain about designers. You might hear: “Their mockups are unclear! The indents are different....

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Add a new editor to CMS Cockpit
September 29, 2017

Add a new editor to CMS Cockpit

By Sergey Gernyak, Back-end Engineer at WeAreBrain.   The CMS Cockpit forms a separate part of the Hybris Platform which allows you...

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How we made our product building process great again
August 18, 2017

How we made our product building process great again

By Sergey Prihodko, CTO at clevergig.   There are a huge number of books and a myriad of articles on how to properly...

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Project configuration in Hybris
July 20, 2017

Project configuration in Hybris

There are a lot of instances when a number or string should be able to be adjusted in environments outside...

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How to use Maven dependencies inside the Hybris extension
July 11, 2017

How to use Maven dependencies inside the Hybris extension

So we’ve been stuck on this for some time due to the lack of official documentation regarding this topic. But...

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Elixir runtime processes
July 5, 2017

Elixir runtime processes

By Sergey Gernyak, Back-end Engineer.   Mostly when you create your new Elixir application you’ll run the following command: mix new my_app --sup It...

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How to run a Rails application on jRuby or how a Rails application is run inside WAR
July 5, 2017

How to run a Rails application on jRuby or how a Rails application is run inside WAR

By Sergey Gernyak, Back-end Engineer.   Some time ago, we started to move one of our Rails projects from MRI to a...

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Prettify Ecto errors
July 5, 2017

Prettify Ecto errors

By Sergey Gernyak, Back-End Engineer.   I came into Elixir from the Ruby and Rails world. RoR has many cool libraries out of...

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Why I don’t like #JavaScript
July 5, 2017

Why I don’t like #JavaScript

By Sergey Gernyak, Back-end Engineer.   Here at Brain, JavaScript is a very big part of the work we do. Especially for...

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