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How to Hire Dedicated Developers in Ukraine [Complete Guide 2018]

Ukraine is being chosen by those seeking for dedicated development teams more frequently. It is a natural process that is based on the competitive prices for Ukrainian developers, the ever-growing talent pool and extensive experience in this sphere. Here’s the guide on finding the best outsourcing provider and hiring dedicated developers of the best rank for your project.

Software Development Outsourcing Services in Ukraine

IT companies usually seek for four main models of outsourcing in Ukraine: the dedicated team, ODC, turnkey R&D centers, and relocation.

1) Dedicated team.
With the dedicated team model, an outsourcing vendor hires one or a few dedicated developers, hosts them in the office, provides with all utensils, and manages the office and HR.

2) Offshore development center.
When a customer needs not only dedicated developers, but also a technical lead and project manager, they address an outsourcing vendor to open an offshore development center.

3) R&D center.
With a turnkey R&D center solution that is currently gaining momentum, a provider establishes a separate office for the client’s team, hires the world-class Ukrainian software developers and manages all questions related to the operation of such an office in the beginning. Most of those R&D centers are prospected to become local offices for the companies.

4) Relocation.
With the latter option, an outsourcer hires Ukrainian developers for the less valuable projects of a client, and if a developer brilliantly matches the requirements, both companies relocate that developer to the client’s country to work in their main office. For Ukraine, those are usually located in Western Europe and the USA.

The Process of Building a Dedicated Team

First, a customer should choose a vendor for gathering and managing their team. There are a lot of ratings of IT companies in Ukraine out there to help them, but they still should learn about their favorite choices on their own, study the portfolio, feedback from the previous clients and so on.

After the outsourcing company is chosen, customers give them the requirements for team (and for product in some cases) to understand the scope. Together they are completing a project flow chart with all teammates and interactions specified, and after that, they know, how many engineers and other specialists their new team will require. If a client knows the exact number of developers, he/she provides the requirements concerning the tech stack, skills, and experience and recruiting begins.

Once the dedicated team structure is complete, the outsourcing vendor hires all the required people. In most cases they do it on their own as they have all the required people for searching, interviewing and testing specialists, and, of course, they have a pool of free candidates at that time already.

After the team is gathered, the only thing left is actual work. A dedicated development center may have its own hired PM or may report to the customer’s PM, can be managed internally or by the client, can report issues to up ...

15 Free Resources to Learn Java Programming Online

1. Coursera
Coursera is probably one of the most well-known places to look for online courses, and Java programming is not an exception. Videos are available in English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and French languages; to make it easier, you can also use subtitles. Find Java fundamentals, Java for Android, and Java for advanced levels there!

2. Codecademy
Codecademy offers a free java programming course for beginners where they can master the basics of this language, and work on seven different projects, including creating their own calculator. Conditionals and control flow, object-oriented programming, and data structures are in the syllabus.

3. Learn Java
This free online Java course gives you access to Java world without installing any stuff, just give it a try directly from your browser. Use short and effective exercises to learn Java from scratch with this interactive tutorial. One more advantage of the course - it also contains topics for advanced learners.

4. Udemy
Udemy is one of the biggest platforms for online courses. There are 58 free Java programming courses; and if you agree to pay up to $11, the number of classes increases drastically - 736. The user-friendly interface of the website allows sorting courses by level, languages (English, German, Spanish, Turkish, etc.) and availability of tests to check your knowledge.

5. edX
Learn Java for free with edX, where the courses are presented by such famous institutes as MIT, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and UC3M. The majority of courses are self-paced so you don’t need to wait to enroll. Also, you can get a certificate in the end, however this option is paid.

6. Oracle Java Tutorials
Oracle, an international software development giant, has developed its own free online Java course for beginners. Being regularly updated, this guide shows how to create applications in easy and simple way. Besides the basics, you’ll also figure out what is GUI and how to create it, learn more about custom networking and JavaBeans.

7. Sololearn
Sololearn created a free course to learn Java online. Their program consists of 6 modules with 65 lessons in total. You are going to cover such topics as loops and conditionals, arrays, classes and objects, exceptions, lists, threads and files.

8. Skillshare
Learn Java programming for free and get a new skill with Skillshare classes for aspiring coders. If you’re limited in time, you can sort the lessons by length and choose the shortest ones. This website also shows the number of students enrolled for this or that corse as well as their reviews, so it’s easier to understand which tutorials are worth to watch.

9. Codementor
The collection by Codementor consists both tutorials, courses and valuable tips and tricks for developers to learn Java online. Here you’ll find the latest Java-related ...

30+ Best Youtube Channels to Code Like a Pro

Qubit Labs does its best to collect the most interesting pieces of information in the internet. We've arleady compiled the lists of must-read blogs for developers and top Telegram channels about programming, and this time we are glad to present you the best programming Youtube channels. Enjoy watching!

Best Youtube Channels For Learning Programming


1. Simple Programmer
Developers are fond of John Sonmez’s website with lots of tips about programmer’s life, starting from programming advice to management and productivity how-tos. Don’t want to read? Youtube is here for you!

2. TheNewBoston
This is the largest of software development of 7000+ tutorials and videos. This Youtube channel will help you to learn programming - Node.js, Angular 2, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Python and many other languages gathered in one place.

3. Learncode.academy
100% Fee tutorials, for learning web development from scratch and up to advanced levels. Here you can find videos about HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CSS Layouts, Responsive Design, React.js, Node.js, Angular.js, Docker, Dev Ops, Server Administration, Deployment Strategies, etc.

4. Academind
“There's always something to learn!” is the motto of this resource. Hell yeah! Front-End, Angular, Vue.js, data science topics are covered there.

5. ProgrammingKnowledge
ProgrammingKnowledge offers lots of materials for beginner developers. It will help you to master such technologies as Java, Python, C, .NET, and others.

6. Brackeys
If you want to become a pro in game development, this Youtube channel is what you need. High-quality videos about C#, Unity, Photoshop, and game design issues. These courses are great to start your game dev career. New vids on Sundays and Wednesdays ;)

7. sentdex
sentdex is one of the most popular and most referred to channels. It’s really worth checking if you’re interested in Python-related staff. “Python Programming tutorials, going further than just the basics.” This guy has 1000+ tutorials about machine learning, robotics, Raspberry Pi, Go, data analysis and web development.

8. Brad Hussey
Brad Hussey will guide you through the world of PHP programming with his 45 short and insightful lessons. Develop your skills in web development and web design with this teacher.

Best Youtube Tutorials on Python


1. Python and Django Tutorials Building Websites from Scratch
Django is a free and open source framework written in Python. It helps to make development fast and secure. Feel like studying it? This video is for you!

2. Python Tutorial for Beginners by Edureka
One of top Python tutorials on Youtube. Spend two hours to learn basics - features, operators, functions and file handling in Python. This is a channel to learn the programming language from scratch.

3. Python Tutorial ...

Upcoming Tech Conferences in Ukraine

Ukraine’s IT sphere shows an outstanding growth rate. New companies and offices of the well-known giants seem to emerge every month, and they are becoming bigger really fast. It’s happening thanks to a huge talent pool of highly qualified specialists - their work is attractive for European and American customers due to the reasonable prices and brilliant skills. All these factors lead to the demand for knowledge-sharing, exhibiting and engaging IT conferences in the country. We came up with a list of the events with outstanding speakers from abroad, and lots of new things to be shown to Ukrainian public.

Highload fways’17


Where: Kyiv, Cosmopolite Congress Hall
When: Oct 14th
Entrance: 2,900–3,500₴

Highload fwdays’17 is a conference dedicated to development of high-load applications and projects, distributed architecture, microservices, BigData and machine learning. The panels will also include DevOps and database management for high-load projects. The most notable speakers from Elastic, CloudFlare, SoftServe, and other companies are expected to come.


.NET Fest

dot net fest

Where: Kyiv, Cosmopolite Congress Hall
When: Oct 28th
Entrance: $150

This event is dedicated to the most popular platform for development of desktop applications and business intelligence, as well as technologies and products related to it. .NET Fest will see some of the Microsoft developers and speakers from the world’s renowned companies. Apart from .NET technology, the discussions will cover Azure, SharePoint, Office365, F#, Xamarin, microservices, DevOps etc.


Javaday Ukraine 2017


Where: Kyiv, Parkovyi Exhibition Centre
When: Nov 4-5th
Entrance: $200

Welcome to the large 5-track conference with over 50 panels, which is considered to be the Top-3 IT conference in Ukraine for three years in a row. It was created and managed by Java User Group of Ukraine. Together with EPAM Ukraine, it offers opportunities to step into Java for newcomers and to talk with the world’s top Java developers about the leading edge tech.


LvivCSS 2017


Where: Lviv, Lem Station
When: Nov 11th
Entrance: 350₴

This is a highly anticipated new conference around the modern web technologies stressing the lean and clean CSS implementation of complicated web design without using lots of computing power. Although it’s the first LvivCSS, it expects demos from top developers of the promising Ukrainian companies, like Lohika, Binary Studio, and Frontender Mag.


Games Gathering 2017


Where: Kyiv, International Exhibition Centre
When: Dec 9–10th
Entrance: 1,000–3,200₴

At the end of 2017, Ukraine will host its largest gamedev conference covering every corner of the game ...

7 AI Programming Languages To Choose From

Artificial intelligence hasn’t developed its own language yet, but even with using existing programming languages humanity has achieved great results. Just recollect the 2015 breakthrough of AlphaGo. It was the first time when a machine managed to beat a human being in the most difficult board game Go, which demands a high level of abstract thinking.
Let’s have a closer look at means that make artificial intelligence real.


Homepage: https://www.python.org/
Initial release: 1991, latest release: 2017
OS: cross-platform

Python takes the first place in the list of AI development languages due to its simple and seamless structure. Simple syntax and rich text processing tool allowed it to become a perfect solution for NLP problems. Programmers can build neural networks in Python, and machine learning with Python is also much easier. Learn what else you can do with Python in our article.

- short development time (as compared to Lips, Java or C++);
- large variety of libraries;
- high level sytax;
- supposrts object-oriented, functional and procedural styles of programming;
- good for testing algorithms without implementing them.



Homepage: https://isocpp.org/
Initial release: 1983, latest release: 2104
Influenced: Java, Python

The major advantage of C++ for AI is its speed, and one can find C++ among the fastest programming languages in the world. Since AI development demands lots of calculation fast-running programs are of ultimate importance. C++ is highly recommended for machine learning and neural network building.

-high level of abstraction;
- good for high performance;
- organize data according to object oriented pricniples;
- STL collection.



Homepage: http://lisp-lang.org/
Initial release: 1959
Influenced: Python

Lisp, being the second oldest programming language in the world (after Fortran), still holds a top position in AI creating due to its unique features. For example, Lisp has a special macro system which makes possible to develop a domain specific level of abstraction and build the next level on it. Lisp in artificial intelligence development is known for its unique flexibility as it adapts to the problem you need to solve on the contrary to the other languages that are chosen because they can complete this or that task. Developers opt for Lisp in machine learning and inductive logic projects.

- fast prototyping capabilities;
-support for symbolic expressions;
- automatic garbage collection which actually was invented for the Lisp language;
- library of connection types including dynamically-sized lists and hastables;
- efficient coding due to compilers;
- interactive evaluation of components and recompilation of files while the program is running.



Initial release: 1972
Influenced: Mercury, XSB
Dialects: Edinburgh Prolog, ISO Prolog

The name of Prolog speaks for itself; it’s one of the oldest logic programming languages. If we compare it with other ...