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  • Paula Cristea - 16 Aug 2022
    When we first met the BMJ team, we were fairly nervous, as would anyone who has heard of The BMJ ( British Medical Journal). Luckily, technology is the great equalizer in our industry so we fell in sync quickly with their team and, together, we decided to take on the challenging task of reinventing the front end of bmj.com. This is the first chapter of our collaboration, within which we’ll be explaining the “why” behind this project, and discussing the architectural decisions we took to achieve this project. A website redesign unlike any previous BMJ is a global healthcare knowledge provider of journals, clinical decision support, events and medical education. It is internationally renowned for its publication of The BMJ (British Medical Journal), which is currently one of the top five general medical journals in the world. You might not know this, but BMJ also publishes more than 70 journals, some of which are the most cited and influential titles in their specialty. Their products and services help clinicians to improve their everyday practice, and also informs patients and the general public.
  • Paula Cristea - 10 Aug 2022
    An interview with Sean van Oossanen, UX Designer We're back with another article on our collaboration with BMJ. This time, we look at the design system currently being developed for several products, bmj.com included. Having developed our own design system, we were pretty excited to have a chance to work with another company and share our experience.
  • Paula Cristea - 23 Sep 2020
    The biggest difference between the two is that React is a library and not a framework per se. Imagine it like an actual library; a huge place with wonderful books, aka “coding pieces” in software development, that you can use to add new functions to a website or app. Angular is a framework; picture it as an actual frame. To fit a certain picture into that frame you have to cut it, meaning you can’t go back. In software development, a framework comes with a specific standard for an app or website. It is limited, setting an unchangeable project architecture. Once cut, you can’t uncut it. React gives you more coding freedom because it enables you to use the library and add new functions to an existing website or app. With Angular, you must always abide by the rules of the initial framework. While both are powerful development technologies, additional core differences between AngularJS (the framework) and ReactJS (the library) are mentioned in the lines below.
  • Paula Cristea - 7 Sep 2020
    It’s okay to feel a little reluctant when you first begin a collaboration with a remote software development team. Managing a team located hundreds of kilometers away can make you feel a little insecure, and that’s alright. But you need to build your product on time, on budget, and to top code quality standards, and hiring an internal development team doesn’t always make financial sense.
  • React.js statistics
    Paula Cristea - 1 Sep 2020
    Why do we love it? Because it helps us create the most engaging web apps efficiently and fast with minimal coding. Since its release back in 2013, the goal of React.js was to provide outstanding rendering performance, considering its core strength is on individual components. Although it won the “battle” against Vue.js in 2019, things are changing fast in the software development realm; ASP.NET Core occupies the pole position with 70.7%, followed by React.js with 68,9%.
  • Paula Cristea - 18 Jun 2020
    Effective management of digital transformation is vital but challenging. This was the pre-pandemic reality. Even companies who had the right digital strategy in place ran a high risk of failure because of its execution. A 2019 McKinsey briefing points out that failure to be effective happened five times more often than success. Now, with the added pressures of social isolation, working from home, and generally living online, going digital is no longer an option to consider but a required next step. While some companies have made preliminary steps in this direction, others were caught off-guard by these last few months and find themselves without strategy and execution altogether.
  • Going the extra mile for a product we believe in
    Paula Cristea - 6 Nov 2019
    Founded in 2015 by Tahir Farooqui, Canopy set out to make the whole renting process easier, faster and completely digitized, to support consumers’ desire for flexible renting and the ability to move easily between rental properties.

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