Here at reinteractive, we care deeply about the quality of our code. We have many processes in place to ensure that the code we produce for our clients is of the highest quality, one of which is a mandatory code review. Before any feature makes it into staging, it must be reviewed by at least one, and preferably two, other developers.
To quote Wikipedia, a code review is a systematic examination of source code. It is intended to find mistakes overlooked in the initial development phase, improving the overall quality of software.
It was the creator of Ruby, Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz) who said “For me the purpose of life is partly to have joy. Programmers often feel joy when they can concentrate on the creative side of programming, So Ruby is designed to make programmers happy.”
You read that right - it’s about making programmers happy while they are creating the tools that drive our internet-connected world. Understanding that, you begin to see what it is about Ruby that we’re passionate about.
The State Library of NSW’s innovative approach to engage online volunteers has received an Excellence award for Innovation and Disruptive use of technology by OpenGOV Asia in a recent awards ceremony.
Working as an Operations Developer for reinteractive (a company half-the-world away from the peaceful refuge that I call home), has allowed me to not only get a competitive income, but to continue to develop as an IT professional. I work with amazing people, enjoy an encouraging company culture and have access to technologies, techniques and a knowledge base populated by professionals, in a way that transcends all commonly established barriers.
One of the problems emerging countries face is a lack of competitive opportunities for young people to stay and work locally after finishing college. In Panama, where I come from, a lot of college/university students who display talent tend to apply for jobs abroad, especially in the U.S. and other first world countries. It’s not that there aren't any good jobs here but, in certain industries like IT, they are very scarce and/or seriously underpaid. This situation becomes more severe the further you go from the capital.
So you want to build an app? One of the first decisions that needs to be made is one of time and resources. For a business, it is crucial to know your market in order to successfully launch your product. But what about the App market? Which platform you do you choose to launch to first? Apple? Android? Web?
At this point you might have already considered a HTML5 web app so you can be cross platform and launch to everyone. Or perhaps you decided against it, due to poor performance and not having a “native app” feel.
Back in 1976, the idea of personal computing was somewhat different to that of today. The Apple I computer sold 175 units, and was considered revolutionary for its time. It came with one small catch – you had to build your own case.
A modern comparison to the original Apple I computer would be the raspberry pi, which has sold an impressive 12.5 million units. It too, requires you to build your own case.
I must say, it made me smile when I heard of a prospective client who called in last week saying, “I’ve been looking to hire a senior Rails developer and you guys seem to have all the best ones.” Now, of course we will work with her to fill in any gaps and help her onboard new developers, as we have done for many other clients.
But it really validates our hard work to create a workplace that attracts some of the top talent in the country. We pride ourselves on our approach to remote work, team accomplishment and happiness.
You don’t have to be Uber or Google to make use of the GPS chips that exist in mobile devices. With so many marketing messages vying for attention, smart marketers can look to geolocation to keep their messages relevant and timely — so they cut through the clutter and create conversions.
Businest® is an exceptional small business application with an easy-to-use interface and insightful predictions allowing business managers to really understand their financial position and predict the impact their decisions make on their cash-flow.
Since it’s release last year, Businest immediately grabbed attention, named “The App You SHOULD Be Using” at Accountex in Las Vegas and “One of the Top 10 Small Business apps in the World” by Intuit QuickBooks in Silicon Valley. Businest was the only Australian owned app to compete in both global awards.
A few days ago a prospective client asked "Why do you use Ruby on Rails?" and I told them a simple answer. Profitability and Productivity.