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Meet our new client: tier-one retail analytics provider hires AgileEngine

tier-one retail analytics provider hires AgileEngine

The development of business intelligence solutions is always an awesome challenge that makes you push beyond your limits. In fact, the only thing that can make a BI project even more exciting is the use of a sexy technology stack. And that’s exactly what our new client’s project is all about.

The new customer of AgileEngine is a tier-one provider of BI software for retailers. The company offers solutions for multi-channel retail analytics, merchandize management, and the optimization of store operations. Our client’s products cater to the needs of both online-only retailers and the owners of brick-and-mortar stores — both big and small.

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DC CTO Club #3: continuous integration with 50+ deploys per day

DC CTO Club #3: continuous integration with 50+ deploys per day

Continuous deployment and continuous integration are parts of the modern-day mantra for tech startups. So how frequently do you deploy? How about 50+ times a day? Does this seem like a tempo that you can keep up with while maintaining your sanity?

During the third meeting of the DC CTO Club, we’ve got an exhaustive answer to this question. Our presenter Doug Ramsay shared with us the lessons learned from being the Director of Engineering at LivingSocial. He discussed how his team was able to push changes to production almost instantly and how they built a culture of high-quality engineering.

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AgileEngine will build a React Native app for an agricultural startup

AgileEngine will build a React Native app for an agricultural startup

There’s a place for cutting-edge software in every niche, and our new client is a living proof of this maxim.

So far, we’ve built software solutions for multiple large publishers, food delivery chains, transportation networks, and a good dozen of other projects. This will be the first time, however, that we will be working for an agricultural startup.

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AgileEngine will build software for a toy subscription service

AgileEngine will build software for a toy subscription service

Making the world a happier place — one happy kid at a time. Thanks to our new client, this will be the new motto of our PHP tech lead.

Not long ago, AgileEngine started working for amazing startup with a subscription service targeted at children (and their parents). Our new client curates toys and games and offers them as affordable monthly bundles to subscribers.

Our client’s goal is to bring the power of sharing economy into the world of toys and games. The startup offers parents an easy, affordable way of finding high-quality toys for their children. Besides, it encourages a larger community of users to donate toys to underprivileged children, which is really cool.

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Want to hire a React Native developer? Here are the pros and cons of React Native

Hiring React Native developers to build iOS apps: iPhone with a React Native logo

Should I hire a React Native developer for my next project? Or would working with a native iOS and Android teams prove a wiser decision?

Given the skyrocketing popularity of React Native, you’re probably asking yourself these two questions. So should you give in to the hype and hop on the React Native bandwagon?:) Is React Native that awesome? In our experience, yes. But this doesn’t mean it suits every project.

In the past year, three large brands hired our React Native developers to build their shared code apps. In this post, we’d like to share the experience of our software engineers and look at the key strengths and shortcomings of React Native.

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AgileEngine launches a CTO Club in DC area

AgileEngine CEO Alex Kalinovsky at the first meeting of the DC CTO Club

As the popular science author Steven Johnson pointed out, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect. Well, you can’t disagree with that:). Innovation stems from communication, which is why giving a group of intelligent technology leaders an occasion to meet up and talk is always a great idea.

This was our reasoning behind our new project called the DC CTO Club.

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Why you should use React Native for your mobile app

React Native is a technology that enables the use of React and JavaScript for iOS and Android development
Image credit: Algolia

There’s been quite a buzz about React Native lately. The brainchild of both Facebook and the open source community, this mobile development framework has attracted many positive reviews. In particular, working with this framework made one iOS developer go as far as to claim he might never write an iOS app in Objective-C or Swift again.

Seems like a bold statement, doesn’t it?

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New Year’s Party at AgileEngine Ukraine

New Year’s party at AgileEngine UKraine — our VP of solutions dressed as Hunter Thompson

We had two bags of tangerines, seventy-five Rubik’s cubes, five red blazers, an aerosol can half full of spray-on cobweb, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored wigs, slinky rainbow springs, fake dollar bills, gold chains, bunny ears and also seven quarts of Jägermeister, seven quarts of Scotch, ten cases of Budweiser, a pint of orange juice and two dozen bottles of wine.

All this had been rounded up the night before, in a frenzy of highspeed driving all over Kharkiv – from Kholodnohirskyi district to Louis Pasteur street, we picked up everything we could get our hands on. Not that we needed all that for the party, but once you get locked into serious 90’s nostalgia, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

Okay, that’s enough for pop culture references:). As you might’ve guessed, we had an awesome 90’s themed New Year’s party and we want to share the joy with you.

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AgileEngine Will Be Working on a New Smart Home Project

AgileEngine became a software outsourcing provider for Knocki

Image credit: Jens Kreuter

Are there table drummers among your friends? If yes, they’ll love the new Smart Home / IoT project we’re working on.

The company we’ve recently partnered with is a startup in the Smart Home niche. Their flagship product is an awesome gadget that attaches to tables, doors, walls, and other flat surfaces and turns them into control hubs for IoT and Smart Home appliances.

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Trick or Treat — AgileEngine Style!

Halloween party at AgileEngine

Sooo, why do programmers often confuse Halloween and Christmas? Duh, because oct 31 equals dec 25, get it?😀

Luckily for the tech folks at AgileEngine, our HR team made sure everyone remembered about the trick-or-treat day. They took care of decorations and treats, and they even made everyone wear their Halloween costumes. Here’s what our office looked like on October 31:

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