How to Make the Most of a Development Bootcamp

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MarsBased just turned three years old! Coincidentally, we started our company at the same time as our buddies of IronHack, the leading development bootcamp in Barcelona, Madrid and Miami.

Along these three years, we have been collaborating in a lot of fronts: we teach and mentor there, we give keynotes, we've co-organised events, we've created joint content, they're coming in bulk to our Startup Grind events and we even hired people that completed their development bootcamp. In fact, last week, we became official partners in order to do more and better things together for the development community in Barcelona.

Since we have been collaborating with Ironhack for such a long time, and with some other bootcamps too, we can give you some tips to make the most of your experience in any of them.

How to Do Agile Prototyping Using Static Pages to Reduce Development Time

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Launching a product is a battle against time. Nowadays, immediacy is required from every company because if you don't launch what I need, someone else will.

Some months ago, we published a blog entry about how we help our clients to reduce their time to market because we know that both entrepreneurs with their startups, big companies, and corporations need to launch fast to start gaining users and collecting data.

In this blog entry, we will give you more technical insight on how we prototype using static pages at MarsBased.

How We Created Our Own Frontend Framework: MarsMan (and Why)

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2016 was a really challenging year for MarsBased. Throughout the entire year, we worked on about 16 different projects, and even though I joined as a full-time employee in June, I've been involved in most of them in the design, UX and frontend development phases.

Switching projects isn't always easy, especially when dealing with different clients who have different tech stacks and different libraries in every project, or even very diverse visual guidelines.

Luckily enough, we came up with the idea to standardise the visual elements we're using throughout all our projects and grouped them in a library of our own: MarsMan.

What Is the Best Ruby on Rails CMS?

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You will probably land on this page looking for an answer to a question we ourselves had some months ago.

You want to choose a solid foundation for your next project, which requires a CMS, and you have very compelling reasons to do it in Ruby on Rails, but you don't know the existing options all too well.

Luckily for you, we have been testing the most popular CMS solutions in the market that have been built with Ruby on Rails for you.

Five Reasons Why Our Clients Love Ruby on Rails for Their Apps

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As a specialised development consultancy, we work on projects of all sorts. In our first two years of existence, we learnt a lot about client-side work. You can find our recap on our blog entry We Don't Need a CEO (Lessons Learnt in Two Years Running a Development Consultancy).

Our tech stack is based on the framework Ruby on Rails and Ruby as the programming language, for which we sometimes receive some objections, saying it's not solid or popular enough. Our clients think otherwise, and we have summed up the five main reasons why they love Ruby on Rails for their projects.

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