The Distillery Blog

  • This Dangerous New World: Web Development Through the Prism of Security Testing

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    “I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.” — Stephen Hawking     In the modern world, countless things depend on the internet — various forms of communication,...

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  • Visionary FinTech Company StreamLoan Celebrates $2M Investment

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    Congratulations to StreamLoan on securing a $2M investment in the future of their business! The investment is a strong testimonial not only to the power of the company’s vision, but also to the robustness of their leadership team, support team, and execution thus far.  A visionary FinTech company, StreamLoan aims to transform the loan...

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  • What Makes a Good Developer? A Manager’s POV.

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    There are a lot of high-achieving, brilliant-minded developers at Distillery. My duty as a project manager is to improve my skills and theirs, thereby helping them achieve amazing results that make both them — and our clients — look good. Unfortunately, in my experience, not all dev teams know how to significantly increase the quality of their...

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  • Distillery’s Founder & CEO — Andrey Kudievskiy Shares Golden Facts of the Company’s Operation with GoodFirms

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    Distillery is an international full-service software design and development company based in Los Angeles, California. The company is also an award-winning mobile app developer that helps startups and enterprises to accelerate, scale and thrive. Distillery’s 100+ professionals balance engineering excellence with artistry to serve as a trusted partner providing services to CTOs,...

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  • To Manual or to Auto: That Is the (Testing) Question

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    “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” — Henry Ford Testers working in the field of IT have to pore over their work throughout each stage of every project, scrutinizing each element to uncover hidden issues and problems. The process of testing starts during the initial stage of software...

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  • Does Your Business Need a Mobile App?

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    Maybe you’re a new business. In the big picture, nobody knows who you are. No matter your business model, in building a brand from scratch, you face the difficult prospect of finding your small slice of audience amidst what’s now a very big world of commerce. You’re not sure...

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  • Distillery to Join Peers to Celebrate Inc. 5000 Recognition

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    Most of the time, entrepreneurship is about hard work, focus, and diligent perseverance in the direction of a dream. Every once in a while, however, it’s time for those hard-working entrepreneurs to pause, reflect, and celebrate how far they’ve come. For Distillery — #1365 on this year’s Inc. 5000 list honoring America’s fastest-growing private...

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  • Using Kotlin in Production: Wins, Losses, and Lessons Learned

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    It’s been awhile since Google announced Kotlin as a first-class citizen in the Android world. Immediately after that announcement, my team began a new project completely based on Kotlin. To be clear: this wasn’t a pet or internal project, a demo, or a test; it was a new module for an existing live application with 600k+ monthly...

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  • Distillery is featured on the Digital Agency Network!

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    Distillery is a member of the Digital Agency Network (DAN), an “all-in-one platform to discover the best digital marketing agencies in the world.” DAN comprises a carefully selected network of the world’s most talented and accomplished independently owned creative agencies supporting today’s digital marketing industry. DAN membership...

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  • Innovating Android Development: An Introduction to Conductor

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    The Conductor library daily grows in popularity. Unfortunately, however, there’s not a lot of guidance available on the web about using the library, and official sources give only examples. With that in mind, this blog is intended as an introductory course on using Conductor, helping you capitalize on its benefits...

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