Effective Design. Getting Started with Figma

The Design Team in Elinext uses Figma as the main tool for designing, prototyping, communicating and handing off to development. Our Lead UX/UI Designer Maksim Holub shares his insights on Figma functionality in this article. The following are the insights by the designer. Figma has proven its effectiveness on a large number of projects: from … Continued

The Need to Outsource: Points to Consider

For the last twenty years, the outsourcing of various business functions has become commonplace for companies across the industries. Sean Pepper, a partner in Deloitte's outsourcing practice, claims that “clients are increasingly addressing technological partners when it comes to innovation in digital, automation and analytics fields”. According to Computer Economics, the percentage of the total … Continued

8 Steps to Follow if You’re Taking over a Third-Party Project

Here at Elinext, we often find ourselves in situations when we are asked to complete a project which was developed by another company. When analysing such proposals, a new team has to understand why such types of requests are considered being too risky. On the other hand, we are not living in a perfect IT … Continued

The Importance of Soft Skills in IT (or Simply Any) Domain

Have you noticed? A lot of people in the industry are talking about soft skills these days. So first let’s start with the definition. Soft skills are non-professional skills that are not related to the official duties of a person. Teamwork - that’s the very word to understand what I’m talking about. By the way, … Continued

Clinical Workflow Automation: How To Integrate Multiple Processes Into A Single System?

With growing standards of patient care, ever more clinics across the world are driven to change the way they manage their activity. However, nation-wide requirements and regulations, such as Affordable Care Act, are not the only motivation for clinical workflow automation. The core incentive lies in consumers who demand the easiest and the most efficient … Continued

How Modern Technology Changes the Healthcare Industry

Have you ever wondered how do lifespan and innovations in healthcare correlate? The answer is kind of obvious, but numbers speak louder than assumptions. Let’s check the statistics: in the first decade of the 20th century, the average human lifespan was about 45 years. Today, the median is 78, thanks to undertaken measures like water … Continued

What happens if you ignore Scrum components?

Today, agile software development is applied to the most of the projects and in case your team hasn’t used agile process frameworks yet, be ready that one day your client will come to you with an inspired expression on his face and say: “We must use agile!” And, for some reason, by “agile” most of … Continued

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Developers for Your Project

Sometimes choosing a developer is as simple as asking a fellow business whom they use in their projects. However, other times you have to go through selection routines. Your main objective must be to create your own list of suitable developers, which conforms with your needs, and then reduce this list to your future team. … Continued

How to migrate high-load tables with zero downtime using background jobs and SQL views

Sometimes database migration may become a pain. The tables are large, the load is high, HDD space is expensive and the downtime should be as short as possible. Elinext team has recently investigated the issue within one of our Ruby on Rails projects and managed to offer a flexible data migration strategy. The challenge started … Continued

The Art of Profitable App Entrepreneurship

It is almost useless to point out that people today have gone mobile. Nowadays apps are a perfect way to communicate with tech-savvy people. Statistics has it that an average American dedicates at least two hours to his/her smartphone a day. Hardly does the respective number differ greatly for other countries. As Gartner predicts it, … Continued