web development

How to Extract an Integer from a Text String in Excel

Excel and Google Sheets offer you several functions to extract a fragment from a text string. The other day we needed to take ID numbers from a list of URLs and sum up pageviews of links by ID. We exported the report from Google Analytics directly to Google Sheets and used the following function. Suppose that cell A1 has the following text string: https://www.weareevermore.eu/en/news/some-slug/23 First we replace every occurrence of / with 100…

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How does Evermore hire people

We are looking for bright people from all across the world to work with, so our entire hiring process is digital. This means we don’t insist on meeting in person before we hire you. So let’s see how this process goes. 1. The Search Right after we decide to add some new talent to our team, we get in touch with Galina Ilieva, our headhunter for the last few years. We are very happy with our ongoing collaboration. First we talk to her and explain…

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Handling async tasks with Elixir

As web developers we often experience the need to do something asynchronously — like processing large data sets, communicating with external API's or waiting for a blocking operation to finish. In this article I'm going to show you how you can handle async tasks with the help of Elixir. What I like the most in Elixir is that it's concurrent by nature. It comes with number of abstraction that makes writing asynchronous code pretty easy. Elixir is…

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State of the Union

This is a joint post that we wrote with Avi while looking back on the past year of the company. In 2017 we worked 6,297 hours, the developers did 12k code commits and 700 merge requests. We also streamed 38 events in the European Parliament and visited 3 continents. The biggest project that we worked on last year was an intranet application for an organisation with international ties. It took 4 months and most of the team to get it done but we a…

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Getting Better in Product Development (A Personal Narrative)

In his latest post Avi mentioned that we are getting better with estimating and managing our workload. I can confirm this is all true; we learned a lot in the last couple of years and we keep learning. I decided to share some of the most important steps in my workflow as a product manager; things I'm doing better than before and things I intend to do even better. Before I start I'd like to make it clear that we are an agency. In most of the times…

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