A story on how we built SkopjeSuperCup — a social impact app in less than 48 hours

Last Thursday, I had a beer with a few brilliant minds. Just a few weeks ago, we started organizing these meetups with the idea to build a community of developers in Skopje. All of us wanted to make an impact, we just didn’t know where to start from. We all tried it individually. It wasn’t enough.

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An image from our first internal meetup

As all of the wanna be communities (we barely know each other) we talked about how to set things up. We talked about the type of activities we should be doing together. I was thinking, if we don’t shape things well today, this might…


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Like most of the developers I know, I never liked Microsoft. They might be one of the greatest company ever, but I just had difficulties with most of their products I tried using.

In the last few months, I have been working on this amazing marketing intelligence application. As is the case with most startups, we couldn’t create a development plan and stick to it. We were trying things, then comparing results then we kept trying until we were sure what we got is good.

As you could guess, there is a lot of data we are gathering to actually…


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Photo by Aneta Ivanova

Last Friday, we celebrated 2 years since me and my partner Katerina Trajchevska established our digital agency. Since we started, running the business has been one of the best and most fun experiences of my life. However, along with the growth and the success have also come failures, doubts, and lessons learned. We started the company without any extensive knowledge in sales and marketing, but with a huge passion for technology, web specifically. Two years later, I feel confident about where we stand and I have a clear vision of the direction we’re headed in. …


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In the past few years, I can see a lot of developers identifying themselves as full-stack. In fact, the results from the latest Stackoverflow Developer Survey from 2016 shows that 28% of the developers in the world declare themselves as Full-Stack Web Developers. Isn’t that a huge percentage?

By definition, the term full-stack means developers who are comfortable working with both back-end and front-end technologies. More specifically, it means you can work with server side languages, databases, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and everything between.

The days when the good developers were proficient in only one programming language or a specific process…


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Image by https://unsplash.com/@grakozy

Surprisingly, I still see people on the internet wondering why the demand for front-end developers is getting higher and higher when their job is much easier than the one of the back-end developers. Here’s my response to them. It’s not. The front-end developers are in high demand because believe it or not, they are engineers, too. Their job is as hard as the back-end developers. Here is why.

Skillset

A complete front-end developer should be able to work with a variety of languages. HTML, CSS, and Javascript are just the basis. To keep up with the front-end development trends, front-end…

Tosho Trajanov

Co-founder and software engineer @Adeva, Artificial Intelligence enthusiast

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