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UKAD Continues to Rank Higher on Clutch

UKAD Continues to Rank Higher on Clutch

10.11.2018

UKAD needs to work hard at standing out among the crowd. We do this by delivering quality products to our clients and by striving to always use the most up-to-date tech practices when building for the businesses we serve.

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SEO in QA: UKAD experience

SEO in QA: UKAD experience

01.10.2018

The Internet gives QA engineer a wide choice of tools to optimize the site. Some of them are paid (f. ex., Netpeaker Spider) others are free like Xenu. While choosing the tool I always consider free options first. But despite a huge advantage of being payment-free, such programs are usually limited in their features and specialization. Therefore, to achieve the best result and cover the whole tasks log QA engineer could combine two or more tools.

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Server and Service Monitoring with TICK

Server and Service Monitoring with TICK

28.10.2018

In this article, I would like to consider a tool that allows you to facilitate the work of the system administrator and make monitoring client servers more cost-effective and resultative. The overview will be helpful for system administrators, DevOps specialists, customers who cooperate with IT companies, developers. 

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React Native Cons from Ionic Developer Perspective

React Native Cons from Ionic Developer Perspective

25.09.2018

Here we want to start with some React Native critics, sharing the opinion of our front-end developer after he got acquainted with RN.

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CSS Flex-Box: Web-Development Guide

CSS Flex-Box: Web-Development Guide

10.09.2018

CSS Flex-Box layout is a tool for placing blocks on a page. Flex-box is designed to optimize the layout of the elements, unlike the float. Flex-box makes it easy to align elements horizontally and vertically, change the direction and order of display elements, it also allows you to stretch blocks to the entire height of the parent or to lower them to the bottom edge.

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React Native Development for Android and iOS. The Same but Different

React Native Development for Android and iOS. The Same but Different

26.08.2018

Android and iOS development: 4 differences

The only official Windows IDE to work with Android apps is Android Studio. There are some unofficial iOS simulators for Windows to test iOS apps, but their reliability isn’t guaranteed by Apple.

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CSS Grid: Web-Development Guide

CSS Grid: Web-Development Guide

13.08.2018

CSS Grid technology appeared in 2011, but interest is still growing. This article is a small technical guide to the most interesting features and functions.

This article will be useful for frontend developers as well as for other web development and design specialists.

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Automated GUI Testing: A Step by Step Guide

Automated GUI Testing: A Step by Step Guide

24.07.2018

Testing is an important part of software development. Its purpose is to provide information about product quality. Automated testing uses software to simplify the testing process and verify results.

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Ucommerce for Umbraco

Ucommerce for Umbraco

02.01.2018

If you are familiar with the Umbraco CMS, you’ve probably heard of a webshop package called Ucommerce. Even if you haven’t, it’s not hard to guess its intended purpose. Ucommerce is an enterprise-grade solution which seamlessly merges the content creation possibilities of the Umbraco CMS with powerful and modern commercial functions. The name of this platform reflects the modern trend in business, which can be summarized by one word - ubiquitous. The idea of this approach is to make trading simple and accessible for everyone.

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Security Issues in Electronic Health Records

Security Issues in Electronic Health Records

20.07.2018

Medical organizations currently face a significant challenge when integrating systems and processes across the care continuum. Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems have become a mission-critical component for delivering appropriate and timely high-quality care. They function as the single source of truth for providers and patients. Healthcare providers need their EHR and supporting infrastructure to be always running and compliant with strict regulations for health data security and privacy.

 

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6 Pros and 3 Cons of Ionic Development

6 Pros and 3 Cons of Ionic Development

06.07.2018

Ionic is a technology that lets you build full-fledged apps for both iOS and Android using your existing web development skills and without needing any deep platform-specific knowledge. Some restrictions apply, but in general, you only need to be familiar with Angular (a popular web framework) to get started with developing your app. For styling, you can apply your knowledge of SCSS to make the app look the way you want.



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Personal Assistance at Workplace. Practical Application of Bot in UKAD

Personal Assistance at Workplace. Practical Application of Bot in UKAD

02.06.2018

Challenge: Amid the daily routine, programmers can forget to report their time. We were in search of an easy way to get a daily report so we could notify programmers who forgot to log their time.

Solution: We designed a bot on the Microsoft Bot Framework. Every day at 11:00 pm and 9:00 am, the bot verifies that time reports are complete and notifies employees via direct messages on their corporate Slack accounts in case they aren’t.

 

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10 Mobile Development Security Practices To Keep Your Apps Safe

10 Mobile Development Security Practices To Keep Your Apps Safe

Application security isn’t a feature or an advantage but rather an essential and necessary element. A security breach can affect a company financially but even more importantly can wreck its reputation. That’s why app security should be a priority during development.

 

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Office Weather Station - Internet of Things Project

Office Weather Station - Internet of Things Project

30.01.2017

Our main objective was to build a system that could help us easily monitor the temperature and humidity inside our office building. There were no strong requirements in terms of what the end product should be - an app, a website or some kind of a GUI that could only be used inside the office, so it would be our future task. For the first few months, we focused on the hardware and the firmware.

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Google AMP and Our Umbraco AMP project

Google AMP and Our Umbraco AMP project

18.12.2017

AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is a Google technology which allows mobile devices to load web pages in a blink of an eye. It is intended for the whole English-speaking segment of the Internet. You can easily integrate it into your project, provided that you know some of its peculiarities.

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Continuous Integration for iOS [CI iOS] - Autobuild Guideline

Continuous Integration for iOS [CI iOS] - Autobuild Guideline

10.10.2017

The problem of continuous integration is quite particular for iOS, it is particularly sensitive in significant enterprises and is not-so-critical in small outsourcing companies. Of course, there is already a whole bunch of ready-made solutions, the most popular of which is fabric.io, diawi.com, testflight, but there are many others. Consider the basic pros and cons of these three application distribution platforms.

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GDPR or EU Data Protection Act

GDPR or EU Data Protection Act

03.10.2017

The proposed new EU GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation] law extends the scope of the EU data protection regulation to all foreign companies processing data of EU residents. It provides for a harmonization of the data protection regulations throughout the EU, thereby making it easier for non-European companies to comply with these GDPR acts; however, this comes at the cost of a strict data protection compliance regime with severe penalties of up to 4% of worldwide turnover.

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Should I Use Firebase?

Should I Use Firebase?

28.09.2017

Firebase is a web app development platform created by Google. It lets you develop the whole app on the front-end without any server-side code. At the same time, it does let you set up some server-side logic via Firebase Functions if you need to react to certain events (creation of data or files, login, https requests) so you can send emails or push notifications or process the data after it is written.

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Web Accessibility Initiative or WAI

Web Accessibility Initiative or WAI

26.05.2017

Can you imagine our life without the internet? Nowadays, by the click of the mouse, you can get any information in a second. It's true, but mostly for the people who can use a mouse, see the screen, listen to an audio file... In this article, I want to share the importance of Web Accessibility for the people with disabilities (WAI). First time I touched this question by the request of our client - American Heart Association and our cooperation gave me deep understanding how people with disabilities use the web, their feelings when they cannot access the web, and what we can do to make sites more accessible.

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Umbraco Cloud or UaaS - Our first experience

Umbraco Cloud or UaaS - Our first experience

07.02.2017

In 2016 Umbraco company launched the cloud version of their CMS - Umbraco Cloud. The company says that Umbraco as a Service gives us the all-in-one solution: Azure hosting and predictability in the projects, built on 10 years of experience. Umbraco as a Service or UaaS finally came to me, so let's start. Prepare for a start For an easy start Umbraco provides several ways:

1. Step-by-step description and possible problems solving for fans to read manuals from cover-to-cover.

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Is it safe to outsource long-term projects to Ukraine?

Is it safe to outsource long-term projects to Ukraine?

02.02.2017

Wow, what a year 2016 was! Brexit, US presidential election, and talks how it will impact on the technology world… I think, we’ll touch this issue later, but now we want to take some local talk: about Ukraine and our hometown - Kharkov. In our last article “Outsourcing to Ukraine”, we already wrote about reasons and benefits of outsourcing to Ukraine. So, let's touch another question: Is it safe to give long term projects to Ukrainian IT Development companies? Let's look:

1. The official data from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine talk: in 2015-2016 more than 23 millions of foreigners

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Outsourcing to Ukraine

Outsourcing to Ukraine

Outsourcing software development in Ukraine already has a 20-year history. The history starts with the removal of the Iron Curtain and formation of a new independent democratic country. In the legacy of the Soviet Union, Ukraine has obtained a strong scientific base and a huge entrepreneurial potential.

To date, the country operates 350 universities, 45 of which are located in the city of Kharkiv, including the Kharkiv National University, founded in 1805.

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Top 10 Best Outsourcing Practices

Top 10 Best Outsourcing Practices

More and more companies nowadays have resorted to outsourcing in order for them to cut their overhead costs. Moreover, a lot of companies in the United States and in Europe had paved the way for the increase in the employment rate of some of the developing countries such as India, China and the Philippines. Outsourcing, however, is not just delegating tasks and/or getting the service of a certain provider

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Why Choose CMS?

Why Choose CMS?

Nowadays, a great variety of different CMS are applied by website developers and a very rare website is fully custom developed. The variety of content management systems is so rich that it is almost impossible not to find a CMS, which will be fully along with client's requirements and will save time and money comparing with custom solution development. Moreover, extension of the CMS-based application is much easier and cheaper

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Ukad became Umbraco Partner!

Ukad became Umbraco Partner!

Hooray! We proud to announce that we became the Umbraco Registered Partner! Umbraco is our love since 2008. The partnership will help us to always be at the forefront of Umbraco as a business. We expect more projects to be done with Umbraco as a Service. UaaS is the cloud solution based on Microsoft Azure. UaaS will free us from dull and time-consuming tasks such as manual upgrading, painful deployment, and annoying content freeze. Our work with

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lll Kharkiv International Marathon

lll Kharkiv International Marathon

There is a good tradition in Kharkiv to take part in the international marathon. People from over the Kharkiv region come to anticipate it. It is annual marathon which is brought in Record Book of Ukraine as the most popular race in the number of registered participants. The route where it took place was laid through the central streets of the First capital. Finish and start were situated in the center of our lovely city. Our “UKAD” team also was anticipated in this prominent event. Our developers are keen on a healthy way of living and it were a good chance to demonstrate our abilities! The warm weather encouraged our spirit.

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How to Communicate with Developers and Get Your Project Done Faster

How to Communicate with Developers and Get Your Project Done Faster

Clients may succeed in communicating with business clients and partners, but when it comes to developing websites or software, they lack the background to explain the details of what they want. If a client allows the developers to take the reins, in most cases the final result may disappoint and not be exactly what the client wants. This way, each interaction is reviewed by the team of developers and the client. The aim is to keep the client     

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Nowadays the most modern designers work with Avocode

Nowadays the most modern designers work with Avocode

Nowadays the most modern designers work with Sketch. Because of its ability to draw in the interface interaction and its tiny weight. Being NET developers we use Windows so there is a complication to collaborate with Sketch which was created only for Mac users. But those dark days are away and the clouds begin to dissipate over the world of NET developers. So, meet - Avocode! Avocode is the product created especially for burnt out frontend developers and serves as a bridge between devs and designers.

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2015 Umbraco MVP awards: our colleague was nominated

2015 Umbraco MVP awards: our colleague was nominated

You can now cast your votes to determine which 5 lucky people win these years much-coveted MVP awards. The community is the best feature of Umbraco and the people who are actively helping other people discovering every nook and cranny of Umbraco are a huge part of our friendly DNA. The MVP awards are the community’s way of thanking the people that we find the most valuable. MVP in the Umbraco world means Most Valuable People

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uCommerce - Umbraco commerce platform

uCommerce - Umbraco commerce platform

01.12.2017

If you are familiar with the Umbraco, Sitecore and Kentico CMS, you’ve probably heard of a commerce platform called uCommerce. Even if you haven’t, it’s not hard to guess its intended purpose. uCommerce is an enterprise-grade solution which seamlessly merges the content creation possibilities of the Umbraco CMS with powerful and modern commercial functions. The name of this platform reflects the modern trend in business, which can be summarized by one word - ubiquitous. The idea of this approach is to make trading simple and accessible for everyone.

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test courier

test courier

test courier

test courier

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Release management with JIRA and Confluence

Release management with JIRA and Confluence

5.11.2018

Among some development teams, there is a misconception that the software release is an only about “to deliver the code (the new functionality) to a production server”. In case of such an approach, the release management flow stops right after the code delivery. And a big disadvantage here is about no one is ready to answer the important questions, like

  • what features were delivered to week/month ago”,
  • what features are planned to be released this/next week”,
  • what was the last release structure (how many new features, bug fixing, UI or UX improvements, etc)”.

Agile environment, dozens of new tasks and daily product support activities are taking the situation far and far more out of control.

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Hire .Net Developers in Ukraine

Hire .Net Developers in Ukraine

26.11.2018

.NET developers demand to keep highest rates on the global employment market during the past 18 years. Companies worldwide are looking for qualified .NET engineers, as a simple research of job opportunities shows. For example, a google request “.NET developer” gives more than 7,240,000 results.

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