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Things to know when embarking on large IT projects

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If small projects can be treated as ships (or starships, if your prefer), guiding large IT projects is closer to commanding a whole fleet. How can you, as entrepreneur, approach leading complex projects and make sure that your offshore development team will deliver the best possible results?

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Car Booking Web Development

Car booking web development

Car booking companies like Sixt (Germany) or Hertz (USA) that has been around for more than 100 years had started their business by offering cars in rental centers and later proceeded to taking bookings by phone. Today their clients can book cars online that has significantly simplified the whole process. Judging from the not so high Google Play rank, their apps can’t currently compete with Uber or Zipcar, that’s why websites of these car booking companies remain the main source for finding info on vehicle availability and rental price.

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Symfony2 vs Yii2: which development framework should you choose this 2016?

Symfony2 vs Yii2: which development framework should you choose this 2016?

Comparing technologies that are equally popular is a pretty hard task. Such comparisons are by default prone to inaccuracies, especially if you favor one of them. That’s why in the updated version of this article we’d like to take an unbiased approach towards Symfony2 PHP framework vs Yii2 question and let our readers decide by themselves what to choose for their projects.

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Increasing project productivity in Symfony2 from Doctrine2 ORM

Increasing project productivity in Symfony2 from Doctrine2 ORM

I have been trying to write this Doctrine 2 ORM tutorial for a long time but just couldn’t get down to it. Finally, I pulled myself together and did it. So here I’m sharing some techniques for working with Doctrine2 ORM which will help to improve the site performance on Symfony2 (precisely any site that uses Doctrine2 ORM). I have created a project and put it on a GitHub as a visual guide so anyone can test my words in action now.

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Deploying Symfony2 applications on Heroku Cloud

Heroku Cloud Symfony2 application deployment

When working on my small home project on Symfony2, I needed to deploy it on staging for testing API from the outside. Sure, you need some hosting for this purpose: either have it already or buy it. Yet there is an alternative — the cloud services where you can host your site for free but with limited resources. There are a lot of such services now and they are competing with each other. Somehow I decided to try Heroku. I heard about it a long time ago and at that point it crossed my mind. I didn’t look on other services, this time I just wanted to try my luck with Heroku. Fortunately, Heroku still has a free web hosting option so I started to search all the information needed for Symfony2 application deployment.

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