In this week’s tech article, Sam chronicles the development of bot personalities through clever copywriting.
This week in tech, building bots from a creative perspective
Meet Alex, Multi-talented Programming Architect
This week we’re featuring Alex who heads up the newest branch of WeAreBrain in Kramatorsk.
In the ring: Lex vs Luis
In tech this week Pavel K compares Amazon Lex and Microsoft Luis as competitive systems in the chatbot building space.
Meet Pavel, WeAreBrain’s UX Design Dynamo
Meet Pavel, UX designer and alumnus of the Startupbootcamp team that worked on our latest successful venture clevergig. Read the full profile here.
How web designers and front-end developers can avoid quarrelling
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.
Introducing Omar, highflying Content Producer
Meet our Amsterdam based digital producer and overall content master in this week's WeAreBrain team profile.
Le Corbusier's complete works available for download
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).
Add a new editor to CMS Cockpit
Sergey G gives you a peek at our recent development progress with our work on Hybris
QA Marvel and Man in the Moment
Meet Max the Quintessential QA, read more about what makes him so awesome in this week’s team profile.
Visual regression testing
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.
Introducing Pavel our Front-end Frontman
He’s a front-end developer or as he says it, the implementer of really cool designs for WeAreBrain and our clients. Read more...
Recreate tmux sessions with windows and panes
Sergey G is back this week with a new tech feature on recreating your tmux sessions using bash script.
Meet Olga, WeAreBrain’s financial pro
Olga is the WeAreBrain’s finance whiz, keeping an eye on the purse strings and just generally being an awesome Brainiac. Read more.
Docker as a Function
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.
Design smarter by asking the right questions
According to Jon Moore, every great designer is part designer, part marketer, part sales person, and part user.
Meet Sergey, the neuroscience enthusiast, Ruby renegade, and software project engineer that's featured in this week’s team article.
Metrics. Metrics everywhere.
Take a deep dive into the importance of metrics and analytics with us in this week’s tech article.
How we made our product building process great again
This week in tech we took a look at how to master the product building process.
Promoting female tech leadership
Meet Elvire Jaspers, WeAreBrain’s CEO and Entrepreneurial Trailblazer in this week’s team feature on Medium.
Go with the (Github) flow
Some thoughts regarding Git culture which my teammates and I try to follow during each development process.
Meet Alex — he rocks our DevOps
Read about our very own Marvel X-Man, ISS space traveller and DevOps engineering wizard in our latest team article on Medium.
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.
SAP global partnership
We’re very proud to announce that WeAreBrain recently joined the SAP partner program. Read the full press release and interview here.
Project configuration in Hybris
How to use Maven dependencies inside the Hybris extension
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.
SEO Checklisting for QA (Part 1)
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.
A how to guide to grow your business
Here is a massive list of 400 free online tools and resources to help your grow your business.
The Hyper Island toolbox
A resource kit you can use to apply creative collaboration and unleash potential in your team or organization.
How to help your agile team succeed
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...
I’m Sergey, nice to meet you
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.
What I learnt from other Nomad Cruisers
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.
The Startup SaaS Stack
Nice post on Medium around key attributes for your (startup's) software stack
95% and counting 🚀
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.
We need BRAIN
Finally he makes sense ... We need brain and we need you! Come and join our wonderful team.
Cultural diversity makes your team stronger
It’s World Cultural Diversity Day! Embracing cultural diversity is one of Brain’s key values. Read more...
What the hell is WTISD?
Bridging the digital divide is the first step towards improving development issues worldwide. Most specifically access to scalable education for example. Read more...
Elixir in Docker
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...
Funding round clevergig 🚀
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.
So what does being a digital nomad mean?
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...
There's only one way: forward!
“Sometimes I wish #life came with a remote to ◄◄ rewind ► play ▌▌pause ►► fast forward” ~@ihatequotes #quote
Brain joining Nomad Cruise 2017 🛳
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.
Where will UX design be in 5 years? 5 Predictions
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.
Thinking about states
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...
#Elixir — where is the state kept?
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...
DB per feature in #Rails
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...
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...
How a Rails application is run inside WAR
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
Trends in Environmental Conservation
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...
Rails and the URL prefix
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...
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" ~Aesop
A spellbook of a different kind
Over 2000 links of the most common resources related to modern web development. Check it out on Github.
Shaping the future of labor
clevergig CEO Michel Pilet on stage during Startupbootcamp (1:53h). Watch the full video here.
Prettify Ecto errors
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...
Female talent shines during Startupbootcamp
Way to go... Brain at the forefront of female tech leadership! Read the Emerce coverage here.
Creating Elixir processes in runtime
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...
The most powerful women in tech
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...
The Next Women competition
We are very proud Brainiacs.... Our Brain CEO Elvire was added to the "Next Women to Watch" list!
Happy 2017...and so it begins
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.