Railsware Blog

on product management, engineering, design, culture and many more...

Inception at Railsware. Part 1

Railsware team has been building applications for around 7 years now and over this period of time we’ve delivered dozens of products, engaged with hundreds of potential clients, numerous times revised our internal development processes, experimented, explored new approaches and worked on making the whole process better from A to …

Mobile APPeal: Exploring the Mobile Landscape

This is a guest blog post from Bill Hodak, Director of Product Marketing at New Relic, the SaaS-based application management provider for web and mobile apps. It goes without saying that smartphones and other mobile devices have reached a level of ubiquitousness. We use them every day, for every thing …

Premium IT consulting versus IT Outsourcing

Working with non-native developers without a project manager, really can that be true? In the past 11 years I have experienced, developed and improved many different structures to improve the output of both nearshore and offshore outsourcing teams, but memories just fail to recollect any case related to an outsourcing …

MoSCoW or how to reduce 50 todos to 5.

It’s common when you have to do a lot, but time/money is not on your side. The first and obvious wish would be to squeeze it all into term/budget you’ve got. But conditions would rather be unfriendly than allow you to accomplish this complicated task.

4 Steps To Scope Your Product Right

Usually, the business owner starts working with designers and engineers with only 20% of his product scope understanding. Our overall goal is to build product vision together at the very beginning of a development cycle and not at the end of developing a product-he-doesn’t-need and which doesn’t solve consumers problems. …

Yaroslav Lazor, Railsware CEO

Critical Productivity Railsware Way

With this post, I will be putting a foot in the door of Railsware blogging about productivity. The past 1 year of company life was super crucial. We went through a mark of 5 years old – but that doesn’t really change much. What actually happened and what was a …

Yaroslav Lazor, Railsware CEO

Engineering background to help a CEO

While my engineering background (9 extensive years of daily coding and 4 years of software producing/tech leading/management/sales) is essential to my job as a CEO of an engineering company, that isn’t what I want to focus on today. Through the course of my day as the CEO of Railsware, I …

Notification Monitor

RatePoint is an active, successful player in the competitive field of Internet marketing. It is hosted at 3 data centers, has 39 servers and includes about 10 internal and external services with their own configured environments to maximize performance. 24/7 high quality service is a major priority for RatePoint, which means that service …