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Kirill Shirinkin

Cloud and DevOps Consultant

Decision at mkdev about G Suite, GitLab, Rollbar, Stripe, MailChimp, Intercom, Basecamp, Slack, Trello

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As a small startup we are very conscious about picking up the tools we use to run the project. After suffering with a mess of using at the same time Trello , Slack , Telegram and what not, we arrived at a small set of tools that cover all our current needs. For product management, file sharing, team communication etc we chose Basecamp and couldn't be more happy about it. For Customer Support and Sales Intercom works amazingly well. We are using MailChimp for email marketing since over 4 years and it still covers all our needs. Then on payment side combination of Stripe and Octobat helps us to process all the payments and generate compliant invoices. On techie side we use Rollbar and GitLab (for both code and CI). For corporate email we picked G Suite. That all costs us in total around 300$ a month, which is quite okay.

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Decision at mkdev about Vue.js

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We chose Vue.js as our new and primary JavaScript framework . We had spaghetti of jQuery code before and we needed something very simple to use, something that won't force us to start using too many new tools and something we could write small independent components with ease. Vue.js ticked all these boxes.

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Decision at mkdev about Twilio, Pusher, Mattermost

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Recently we finished long research on chat tool for our students and mentors. In the end we picked Mattermost Team Edition as the cheapest and most feature complete option. We did consider building everything from scratch and use something like Pusher or Twilio on a backend, but then we would have to implement all the desktop and mobile clients and all the features oursevles. Mattermost gave us flexible API, lots of built in or easy to install integrations and future-proof feature set. We are still integrating it with our main platform but so far the team, existing mentors and students are very happy.

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