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You’ve Got React Native All Wrong

You hear a lot of buzz about React Native these days, yet most people seem to talk about its ability to run on multiple platforms as its main benefit. However, I think this ignores so many advantages it has over the other options. I believe that the tools I use to build apps help me be productive and successful in doing so. As a frontend dev, beyond the abilities of the platform, how I write, test, reorganize and refactor my code are critical aspects that make…

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One-to-many Mobile Apps

In the mobile world, a white-label app is an app offered by someone other than the app’s creator, usually under a different brand name. In some cases, a company can offer a variety of white-label applications. Providing white-label apps can get a bit messy, depending on the level of modularity and customizability of the apps. The big question is: how can it scale? If you only want to deliver a few customized binaries, doing it manually is manageable. But what…

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What I learned at AppSecEurope and my thoughts for the future

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend AppSecEurope. There was much discussion about DevSecOps, the hottest trend today in AppSec. The talks were really inspiring and cover this topic from various vantage points. However, I would like to discuss two issues that are extremely relevant for the future of the industry and were missing from the discussion at the event. OWASP Glue Glue is a tool that coordinates various security tools. It makes the integration of various security tools with…

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Our journey to better personalization using a recommendation engine – part 2

We just introduced (in part 1) the different models we use to greater personalize the notifications and content we offer to our users. Now we’ll present our experiences when building our very first recommendation engine. Collaborative filtering – predicting whether a user will click on a notification When thinking about how to apply these recommendation methods in our use case, we identified two important factors – What will make a user click on a notification and open it Which content…

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Our journey to better personalization: using a recommendation engine – part 1

Imagine you just finished watching a great movie on Netflix, and immediately afterwards you receive the following recommendation for your next movie: If you’re into old Chinese movies, then you’re in luck. But if not, you’ll probably be frustrated and turned off by this terrible recommendation. This example shows how important the use of personalization is and how it impacts your users’ feelings and thoughts about your product. Recommendation engines are a very effective way to personalize your product and…

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