This week in tech, building bots from a creative perspective

Oct 20

In this week’s tech article, Sam chronicles the development of bot personalities through clever copywriting.

Samantha Wolhuter

Meet Alex, Multi-talented Programming Architect

Oct 17

This week we’re featuring Alex who heads up the newest branch of WeAreBrain in Kramatorsk.

Alex Litvinov

In the ring: Lex vs Luis

Oct 13

In tech this week Pavel K compares Amazon Lex and Microsoft Luis as competitive systems in the chatbot building space.

Pavel Kozhokar

Meet Pavel, WeAreBrain’s UX Design Dynamo

Oct 10

Meet Pavel, UX designer and alumnus of the Startupbootcamp team that worked on our latest successful venture clevergig. Read the full profile here.


 

Pavel Lysenko

How web designers and front-end developers can avoid quarrelling

Oct 06

Sometimes, getting your creative team and your front-end developers to see eye to eye can be tricky. Lena, provides a perspective for keeping the peace.

Helen Lysenko

Introducing Omar, highflying Content Producer

Oct 05

Meet our Amsterdam based digital producer and overall content master in this week's WeAreBrain team profile.

Omar M'Sadek

Le Corbusier's complete works available for download

Oct 01

The writings of Le Corbusier are perhaps the most influential texts ever produced by an architect. A must read if you're into design and architecture. Download the complete works here (1930-70).

Mario Grunitz

Add a new editor to CMS Cockpit

Sep 29

Sergey G gives you a peek at our recent development progress with our work on Hybris

Sergey Gernyak

QA Marvel and Man in the Moment

Sep 26

Meet Max the Quintessential QA, read more about what makes him so awesome in this week’s team profile.

Max Dmitriev

Visual regression testing

Sep 22

In today's article I want to share my experience with tools that allow me to qualify my work and prevent regression issues when I’m developing.

Pavel Bazhenov

Introducing Pavel our Front-end Frontman

Sep 19

He’s a front-end developer or as he says it, the implementer of really cool designs for WeAreBrain and our clients. Read more...

Pavel Bazhenov

Recreate tmux sessions with windows and panes

Sep 15

Sergey G is back this week with a new tech feature on recreating your tmux sessions using bash script.

Sergey Gernyak

Meet Olga, WeAreBrain’s financial pro

Sep 13

Olga is the WeAreBrain’s finance whiz, keeping an eye on the purse strings and just generally being an awesome Brainiac. Read more.

Olga Ermakova

Docker as a Function

Sep 07

Keeping your Dockerfile clean can be complex when using the Elixir application. In this week’s tech article Sergey G takes us through the simple process to do this right.

Sergey Gernyak

Always be moving forward

Aug 30

This week meet Vasfie, one of WeAreBrain’s QA engineers. Her personal motto is to “always be moving forward”. Read more about what drives her here.

Vasfie Dervishova

Design smarter by asking the right questions

Aug 27

According to Jon Moore, every great designer is part designer, part marketer, part sales person, and part user.

Pavel Lysenko

Introducing Sergey

Aug 24

Meet Sergey, the neuroscience enthusiast, Ruby renegade, and software project engineer that's featured in this week’s team article.

Sergey Prihodko

Metrics. Metrics everywhere.

Aug 22

Take a deep dive into the importance of metrics and analytics with us in this week’s tech article.

Sergey Prihodko

How we made our product building process great again

Aug 18

This week in tech we took a look at how to master the product building process.

Sergey Prihodko

Promoting female tech leadership

Aug 16

Meet Elvire Jaspers, WeAreBrain’s CEO and Entrepreneurial Trailblazer in this week’s team feature on Medium.

Elvire Jaspers

Go with the (Github) flow

Aug 11

Some thoughts regarding Git culture which my teammates and I try to follow during each development process.

 

Sergey Gernyak

Meet Alex — he rocks our DevOps

Aug 08

Read about our very own Marvel X-Man, ISS space traveller and DevOps engineering wizard in our latest team article on Medium.

Alex Komissaruk

GitHub Wiki

Aug 02

We’ve used a Github Wiki quite successfully in the past to ensure everyone has line of sight on all parts of the progress. In this week’s article, we explain our methodology.

Daniel Vygovskiy

SAP global partnership

Jul 27

We’re very proud to announce that WeAreBrain recently joined the SAP partner program. Read the full press release and interview here. 

Mario Grunitz

Meet your friendly DevOps sidekick

Jul 24

@Elio is an Amazon powered conversational bot that is able to assimilate natural language inputs using tur.ai’s deep learning knowledge base. #ForgetChatbots #CreateWorkbots.

Pavel Kozhokar

Project configuration in Hybris

Jul 21

There are a lot of instances when a number or string should be able to be adjusted in environments outside of your development machine. In these cases, environment variables are a good choice. However, the Hybris platform provides a more convenient approach. Let’s see how.

Sergey Gernyak

How to use Maven dependencies inside the Hybris extension

Jul 18

So I’ve been stuck on this for some time due to the lack of official documentation regarding this topic. But with a mix of research, trial and error and sheer luck, I’ve managed to come up with a solution. 

Sergey Gernyak

Meet Lena - WeAreBrain’s resident UX/UI design dynamo

Jul 15

While this Brainiac is our go to creative whiz, Lena began her professional pursuits in economics. However, her love for all things creative eventually brought her to where she is now; at #WeAreBrain rocking our creative design...

Helen Lysenko

SEO Checklisting for QA (Part 1)

Jul 11

Avoid the pitfalls of testing the hidden gem of non-functionals. Testing specifically for SEO can be challenging and requires an extra measure of attention to detail. 

Vasfie Dervishova

Digital Story Tools

Jul 08

A handpicked list of tools and resources to help you build your digital story powered by Hackastory

Omar M'Sadek

A how to guide to grow your business

Jul 05

Here is a massive list of 400 free online tools and resources to help your grow your business.

Samantha Wolhuter

The Hyper Island toolbox

Jul 03

A resource kit you can use to apply creative collaboration and unleash potential in your team or organization.

Mario Grunitz

How to help your agile team succeed

Jun 29

We keep hearing complaints and frustration around working with and managing an agile team. Here are 5 quick tips on how to help your agile team succeed. Read more...

Dmitry Ermakov / Vladimir Vinnikov

30 seconds of f(r)ame

Jun 24

A little video of our current work with our partners and teams in Europe, Africa and the United States. Head over to Vimeo to watch the whole set.

Tanya Lyabik

I’m Sergey, nice to meet you

Jun 20

I am a Ruby/Java software engineer. My team and I spend our time building really cool things. Learn more about me and my work in our latest article on Medium.

Sergey Gernyak

What I learnt from other Nomad Cruisers

Jun 15

These are 3 of the great speakers we had onboard and I’ll feature another three in the next post. It’s well worth getting to know these people, follow them online! They know their stuff.

Samantha Wolhuter

The Startup SaaS Stack

Jun 11

Nice post on Medium around key attributes for your (startup's) software stack

Jack Myasushkin

The luxury skin care destination

Jun 09

Hello beautiful!!! An awesome new cooperation between Bloom Avenue and WeAreBrain.

Visit us often for all your beauty needs. Happy shopping at https://www.bloom-avenue.com/

Elvire Jaspers

95% and counting 🚀

Jun 06

A big thank you to our investors. We are at 95% of our funding goal... Hell, we might even oversubscribe and go above and beyond our initial target! Do you want a piece of clevergig? Find out more via the Leapfunder campaign

Jack Myasushkin

We need BRAIN

Jun 01

Finally he makes sense ... We need brain and we need you! Come and join our wonderful team.

Jack Myasushkin

Style guide for Javascript

May 30

My aim is to improve the quality of code on all projects at Brain. Let’s talk about javascript today. Please, use this code style guide… and make my modest dream come true.

Viktor Tomilin

Cultural diversity makes your team stronger

May 23

It’s World Cultural Diversity Day! Embracing cultural diversity is one of Brain’s key values. Read more...

Elvire Jaspers

What the hell is WTISD?

May 17

Bridging the digital divide is the first step towards improving development issues worldwide. Most specifically access to scalable education for example. Read more...

Samantha Wolhuter

Elixir in Docker

May 13

Some time ago I was working on a development project with one of my teammates. I was writing a small API layer in Elixir. Read more...

Sergey Gernyak

Funding round clevergig 🚀

May 09

Here is a short and sweet update on our funding: we are happy to report that we have secured our goal of €200K in commitments! The new funding round will be executed via Leapfunder and you too will have a chance to join in.

Elvire Jaspers

So what does being a digital nomad mean?

May 03

The simple answer — someone who works in the digital space and chooses to work well…anywhere there is a good internet connection really. Read more...

Samantha Wolhuter

Nomination Dutch Interactive Awards

Apr 30

Boom! A second award nomination in the pocket! Thank you #DIA17
and Lobster Ink

Mario Grunitz

There's only one way: forward!

Apr 25

“Sometimes I wish #life came with a remote to ◄◄ rewind ► play ▌▌pause ►► fast forward” ~@ihatequotes #quote

Mario Grunitz

SpinAwards 2017

Apr 20

Very proud! Thank you SpinAwards, thank you Lobster Ink and thank you to our amazing team #SpinAward

Elvire Jaspers

Brain joining Nomad Cruise 2017 🛳

Apr 17

And so it begins! Touchdown in Cartagena, Colombia - the departure point for nomadcruise.com 2017. Over the next few weeks look out for updates on this epic journey into digital nomadism.

Samantha Wolhuter

Dutch Digital Agencies

Apr 12

Q&A session during last week's DDA event in Amsterdam... Brain CEO Elvire Jaspers on the hot seat, interviewed by the always awesome (and handsome) Krijn Schuurman.

Mario Grunitz

Where will UX design be in 5 years? 5 Predictions

Mar 24

In this article, we explore the future direction of UX design within the wider industry, and explain why we believe the trend towards hiring UX expertise will continue in the years ahead. 

Pavel Lysenko

Thinking about states

Mar 21

A Website is not a picture. A Website is an application with rich interaction. Each element of a site has a number of states. But sometimes we forget about this and that’s bad for us, bad for our clients and bad for our users. Read more...

Viktor Tomilin

SpinAwards Nomination 😇

Mar 17

Very happy and proud with the #SpinAwards nomination for our collaboration with the awesome team at @LobsterInk. Thank you @SpinAwards jury!

Mario Grunitz

#Elixir — where is the state kept?

Mar 14

Elixir is written on top of Erlang and provides another philosophy to keep, change and manage shared states in general. During my brief journey with Elixir I figured out several approaches that help you keep the state. Read more...

Sergey Gernyak

DB per feature in #Rails

Mar 07

Your customer wants loads of cool features and they want them now. Sound familiar? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a separate DB for each feature? Read more...

Sergey Gernyak

Why I don’t like #JavaScript

Mar 01

The prevalence of js. usage is prolific, particularly after the V8 release by GoogleDespite the overall hype around js., its community and infrastructure I don’t like it, and here’s why. Read more...

Sergey Gernyak

How a Rails application is run inside WAR

Feb 28

Some time ago, we started to move one of our Rails projects from MRI to a jRuby platform. In this blog post I would like to share my experience of that migration. Read more

Sergey Gernyak

Design in Tech Report 2017

Feb 10

Design trends revolutionizing the entrepreneurial and corporate ecosystems in tech. Read more...

Helen Lysenko

Trends in Environmental Conservation

Feb 07

Virtually every day there is something new on the market that boasts an environmentally conscious aspect to its use or development. Some are awe-inspiring and some are just plain out of this world. Read more...

Samantha Wolhuter

Rails and the URL prefix

Feb 06

Rails is awesome. Many of the developers, that use other technologies, can say many bad things about Rails: this framework is very magical (thanks to Ruby metaprogramming). Read more...

Sergey Gernyak

Random thought

Jan 27

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" ~Aesop

Dmitry Ermakov

A spellbook of a different kind

Jan 24

Over 2000 links of the most common resources related to modern web development. Check it out on Github.

Pavel Kozhokar

Shaping the future of labor

Jan 21

clevergig CEO Michel Pilet on stage during Startupbootcamp (1:53h). Watch the full video here.

Elvire Jaspers

Prettify Ecto errors

Jan 17

RoR has many cool libraries out of box, and, well, actually we are spoiled by the proposed functionality of them. Ecto was created with another philosophy to the ActiveRecord, but the ideas around the flow are similar. Read more...

Sergey Gernyak

Female talent shines during Startupbootcamp

Jan 13

Way to go... Brain at the forefront of female tech leadership! Read the Emerce coverage here.

Mario Grunitz

Creating Elixir processes in runtime

Jan 09

Mostly when you create your new Elixir application you’ll run the following command: mix new my_app --sup. It generates a blank project with a root supervisor. Read more...

Sergey Gernyak

The most powerful women in tech

Jan 06

The list of incredible women in tech is long and growing. This article pays homage to the best and brightest women in the tech industry. Read more...

Elvire Jaspers

The Next Women competition

Jan 03

We are very proud Brainiacs.... Our Brain CEO Elvire was added to the "Next Women to Watch" list!

Elvire Jaspers

Happy 2017...and so it begins

Jan 01

At WeAreBrain we re-imagine and re-invent technology outsourcing. Launched in 2015 we are one of the fastest growing technology businesses in Europe and the United States.

WeAreBrain