Hi! My name is Angelina, and I’m a DevOps Engineer at Valor Software. With the help of this article, we’ll set up your GCP environment to work in tandem with Terraform. I’ll guide you through the setup of a basic cluster. For this, I picked the services that I use daily within my DevOps routine, since they are optimal for your typical project setup. Let me explain myself here! By typical I mean common projects that are natural (habitual) for your company or industry. In this case, I bet you’d appreciate a chance to build the environment once and clone…


Nikita Glukhi, Software Engineer at Valor Software, kindly provided this story and the solution.

Firebase has released the long-awaited Preview channel functionality, which allows for the testing of updates. All Firebase (not Firestore!) users can benefit from this hosting feature. And you may be asking what about Travis CI or other hosting users? Can they use preview channels as well?

At the time of this article’s publication, GitHub Actions does not yet natively provide automated procedures for Travis CI from GitHub. Below is a solution to use preview channels by Firebase with your existing Travis CI deployment environment.

Check updates with no risk for users’ experience

Let’s face…


Ruslan Ponuzhdayev, the software engineer of Valor Software, shared the story and greatly contributed to the solution described.

You may have heard of JAMstack. It recently entered top charts of technology choice for the web because of its ease of use, performance, and flexibility. Scully, a static site generator, brings JAMstack to the next level of effectiveness because of its Angular nature. Valor Software decided to adopt Scully to make the client’s platform fast and really convenient to use.

We sped up the overall page load and increased the platform lighthouse score to 99–100. Also, connecting Google eCommerce Marketing helped…


Hussain Al-attar, the UI/UX Designer of Valor Software, kindly provided this material. It’s originally published on the website of the company: https://valor-software.com/articles/designing-aggregator-app-for-movie-tickets-purchase-part-1.html.

Start reading from the first part before you go on reading this one: https://valorsoftware.medium.com/designing-aggregator-app-from-a-to-z-part-1-ec18d4bec013.

In this second part of my Designing Aggregator App for Movie Tickets Purchase article, I’ll be talking about Design Interaction and Interface UI Design. Also, I’ll share my conclusions of all processes in general.

Stage 2: Design Interaction

Technical requirements and limitations:

Based on the results of the target audience research that I had gained earlier, I generated the technical and limitation requirements that will help us in future development:

  1. The service…


Hussain Al-attar, the UI/UX Designer of Valor Software, kindly provided this material. It’s originally published on the website of the company: https://valor-software.com/articles/designing-aggregator-app-for-movie-tickets-purchase-part-1.html.

Almost every movie place in our city offers an app to search for movies and buy tickets. So, you need to use several apps in parallel, you lose time comparing movie sessions and prices to make the right choice. My task was to fix this and make this movie escape easy and convenient. I thought of one and only app that would display all the movie places and movies available. …


Vyacheslav Chub, Software Engineer at Valor Software, provided this story and the case.

Let’s start with a short background overview of how this task came on my plate. Why we could not effectively highlight paragraphs, sentences, and words. And what kind of text editor the project required.

Before the struggle and the win

Here is what Waqas Younas, the founder of the solution, and a Valor’s client says: “We recently developed an interesting product called Homer. Homer is a web application. Its core function is to analyze text and give useful suggestions to make text simple, cogent, and clear. Homer does this in a somewhat unique…


The story was kindly provided by Liliia Piddubna (https://www.linkedin.com/in/liliia-piddubna-2148a6167/), the Product Designer at Valor Software.

This article is part of a series:

Check out the context, the preparation, and the actual research part with transcribing, diagraming, and hints on the report in case you missed it. Now we have just a conclusion left to make. Thanks for following all the way through the story!

Conclusion

The research gave us an understanding of real…


The story was kindly provided by Liliia Piddubna (https://www.linkedin.com/in/liliia-piddubna-2148a6167/), the Product Designer at Valor Software.

This article is part of a series:

Conducting contextual inquiries during the pandemic

Ok, so what about user research in times of a pandemic? Is it even possible? Thanks to technological progress, people now are much better technically equipped, and video calls are not a surprise anymore. The key is preparation and moderation skills while running an interview or a contextual inquiry.

We did…


The story was kindly provided by Liliia Piddubna (https://www.linkedin.com/in/liliia-piddubna-2148a6167/), the Product Designer at Valor Software.

This article is part of a series:

Hopefully, you had a chance to learn the background of the project from the previous part (https://valor-software.com/articles/incorporating-user-research-on-live-projects-part-1.html)that we also published on Valor’s website. There I talked about what came before the decision of incorporating user research, and how we found the audience to participate in it. …


The story was kindly provided by Liliia Piddubna (https://www.linkedin.com/in/liliia-piddubna-2148a6167/), the Product Designer at Valor Software.

This article is part of a series:

First, I’ll give you the context of the project I’m working on, then we’ll move to the solution part in the chapters that will follow.

Context

Renaizant — an all-in-one performance management tool with a data-driven approach to building healthy organizations. Services include various features: skill assessments, performance reviews and…

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