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April 4, 2018

Reduce load times with lazy loaded images

The weight of images, whether they come from HTML or CSS, impacts the loading speed perceived by users when accessing your website. If things get too slow, you risk them…
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Development
March 20, 2018

Rspec, system test, JavaScript and Select2 recipes

System tests are the new shiny addition in Rspec 3.7. Using them, in combination of headless browsers allows you to (finally) write fast end to end tests. Let's have a…
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Development
March 15, 2018

Responsive images and CSS

HTML is only part of the picture when displaying images on a webpage. The CSS styling also affects it and we need to take care not to load unnecessary bytes…
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Development
February 15, 2018

How to search by colour in Elasticsearch

With over 40,000 active designs, our client Patternbank are global leaders in the design and fashion industry. They were looking to improve their customers’ experience by returning more relevant designs…
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Development
February 1, 2018

Responsive images in HTML, img, srcset, sizes and friends

For a recent project, CookiesHQ had to bring to life a design that contained a lot of images. More images means more data to download when loading the page and…
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Development
January 23, 2018

PayPal Payouts in Ruby on Rails

PayPal Payout is a service that conveniently allows you to send money instantly to hundreds of recipients at one time. We painlessly integrated it into one of our clients apps.…
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Development
October 31, 2017

Multiple databases connected in rake with rails

There are many reasons why you may want to connect to multiple databases, a quick context to ours. We recently took over a project that hadn't launched yet and decided…
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July 27, 2017

Why devoting time for refactoring is essential

Justification for refactoring seems to be less tangible than test coverage, because many see their apps as "if it works, why touch it?". But there are many advantages to dedicating…
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DevelopmentWeb
March 29, 2017

Why we use Segment with e-commerce platforms

Knowledge is power! Tracking data on your online store allows you to understand your customers, their journeys, their behaviour and their barriers.
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