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Our Journey to Generated Projects

The Xcode project file has quite a complicated structure and it brings unnecessary complexity where something simpler could be used instead. Thus we were very intrigued to move to project generation. Project generation has a lot of benefits – not committing Xcode files means fewer merge conflicts (truth be told, merge conflicts have become quite rare now!) and also clearer project settings. Unless you are a wizard 🧙‍♂️, you probably cannot read a project file fluently (and even if you can, it is still very hard to get familiarized with it).

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Marek Fořt

Marek Fořt

iOS Developer

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Who Will Solve Google reCaptcha?

How to fill up the inbox with spam? Create a contact form without captcha!

Did the form focused against bots Google reCaptcha step into your way? And did it ever stop you from automatically gathering information from a website? Captcha by Google can be worked around by machine, but there are only a couple options and not all of them are suitable or functional. There is, however, a solution and it might surprise you that it is not so surprising. So who will solve Google captcha?

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Tomáš Dvořák

Tomáš Dvořák

Frontend Developer

NSSpain 2019: A Conference Full of Wine and iOS

NSSpain is one of the most well-known iOS conferences in Europe – that had been proven by the fact the tickets had been sold out before even one single speaker was announced. This was my first time at any iOS conference, so I was extremely excited about this whole trip. The talks were divided into two days, 19th and 20th September, so it was a great getaway before the summer ends.

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Marek Fořt

Marek Fořt

iOS Developer

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Internationalization of a Static Website with GatsbyJS

Do you use React? Do you need an internationalized static website? We have a brand new GatsbyJS starter supporting you out-of-box! Check out our Github.

In Ackee, we use React as the main front-end technology. Most of the time we create SPAs, but sometimes we need to create a static website with just a few pages, and an internationalization is compulsory every time. There is a lot of static site builders but if you want something easy to use with React, you should go with GatsbyJS and its huge starter ecosystem.

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Marek Janča

Marek Janča

Front-end Web Developer

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Is Jenkins still the only choice in 2019? What about Gitlab CI?

As we’ve shared in our previous DevOps posts, we mainly use Jenkins for our common CI and CD tasks. Nowadays, Jenkins is still industry standard, there are heaps of resources tutorials and Stackoverflow threads about (almost) every conceivable issue. I’ve written “almost” back there, I know. Well, sometimes you have to dive in to Java code and figure out what the hell that XYZ plugin actually does. And things can get messy. But enough of complaints.

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Štěpán Vraný

Štěpán Vraný

DevOps Engineer