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Experiences with the Strapi CMS
All I want from a CMS is that it is affordable, easy to integrate and intuitively to use. I know, it is a lot to ask for. But a CMS is also an essential part of many of our client projects. So when we added Node in addition to Rails to our development stack, we inevitably came to a point where we...
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Automated Server Backups
I came across a lot of weird server backup software with design and UX from the 90th coupled with hundred of options. So I decided to create this simple script to do the backups of files and databases.
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Amazon Difference Indifference — amazon.com vs amazon.de
Amazon spans the whole world & provides stores, services and pages for multiple regions. Even though you can log on to several regions with the same Amazon account, not all of them are treated equal. Your user has a primary content region behind the scenes, which matters and affects content-p...
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How to create a CraftCMS plugin
Since 2 years we are using CraftCMS to build wonderful websites and web applications. During development you always come to a point where you want to extend the behavior of Craft. Why not develop a small plugin for such a use case? 
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Part 3: Blockchain - Application Areas
Part one and two of this blockchain series should have helped you understanding the theory behind the blockchain and provided you with links which showed how to build a small sample application. The only thing left now are real applications built on the blockchain and therefore this last part foc...
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Ruhrsummit Startup Event
The last week I was on the road for reflecta. I got out off my cosy home office to meet people and listen to interesting keynotes and exciting pitches at the ruhrsummit in Dortmund. 
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Part 2: Ethereum testnets
In contrast to bitcoin, Ethereum lets you publish all kinds of contracts that do not have to be related to cryptocurrency at all.
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Content Marketing
Everyone, really everyone, is nowadays trying to run content marketing. Without this kind of marketing nothing seems to be working. But is it simply only the content that matters? And that no one wants to read empty words on a website, a blog or posts is probably clear. And the famous cloud of SE...
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Our processes to remain on track
Since we do not work in the same office, the same city and not even in the same country, we follow certain processes to complete our projects in a target-oriented way. These did not arise in a stubborn process-finding seminar, but from the fact that we are counting more and more team members....
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Part 1: The Blockchain Theory
I finally got some time to really wrap my head around Ethereum, Blockchain and Bitcoins. Since my start at zauberware I have been tagged as the 'Blockchain Evangelist' and it's finally time to live up to that title. After reading tons of blog articles, a few scientific papers, two books and some ...
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The Zauberware Team
We are a comparatively young company, founded in 2012 as zauberware technologies, working on some projects as self-employed persons since 2010. Since the foundation, we have successfully completed projects for small companies, medium-sized companies, NGOs and large international conglomerates, an...
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Heroku Platform
Heroku is a cloud-based platform and works as a Platform-as-a-service. It helps developers and companies to build, deliver, monitor and to scale applications without acquiring a deeper knowledge of the server or system administration. Today (2017) the platform supports all apps which are written ...
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Living Styleguide for Rails with Mountain View
Working in a growing team requires frameworks and libraries that make the communication between different parties of the development team easier. To enable developers and designers alike to work simultaneously on a project, a living styleguide can be of great help....
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Starting at zauberware
... was on my agenda for the beginning of July. I had just finished my Master studies in Sweden when my first real job as a software developer was awaiting me. But instead of receiving stiff handshakes I was welcomed by a couple of GIFs in our zauberware workplace, the "office facebook" and coffe...
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Our tools to successfully work remotely
The employees of zauberware technologies live at different locations in Europe. As our company follows the philosophy that competence does not have to be physically bundled at a fixed location, we do not need to restrict our choice of employees on their place of residence. And vice versa, it is n...
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The pursuit of balance
When I hear the expression "Work Life Balance", I imagine a harmonious picture. Depending on my mood and the season, I first jog on the beach and then lay down in a deck chair to open my MacBook with a powerful cappuccino in my hand. Or, after a relaxing morning with my children, I sit in the off...
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Social Media - The myth of posting at the right time
There are a number of studies on the question of when it is the right time to post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networks. If these networks are used as advertising portals and you don’t want that your own post goes down, then you will of course deal with this question....
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