6 steps to get the most out of your next Project Kickoff

Author
Daniel Kaszuba | 7 min read, Product Design, Business, Agile
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They say that a job well begun is half done. Software development projects are no different.

Each software development project starts with a project kickoff. My work at STX Next involves quite a few of those, so today I’d like to share what you can do to ensure your kickoff is as productive as possible. I've also included a sample kickoff agenda and the checklist I use to measure kickoff success.

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Progressive Web Apps - Features and Business Advantages

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Jakub Grajcar | 8 min read, Business, JavaScript
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If there are any exciting new possibilities that can increase the business value of your web apps, we want you to know everything worth knowing about them. Which is why today we’re going to talk about Progressive Web Apps, or the next generation of ‘app-like’ mobile web experiences.

Read on to find out what Progressive Web Apps can do for the end user and for your business. We’ll go in-depth into the features, limitations and business advantages of PWAs - because it’s an option that should not be left unexplored.

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Product Owner Responsibilities - The Path From Junior to Expert

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Maciej Sikora | 5 min read, Business, Agile
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Transitioning to agile software development brings with it a set of new roles and concepts which can be a bit murky at first. One of those roles is the Product Owner.

If you’re looking to hire a software development company, they’ll recommend adding a Product Owner to your team, and for good reason. If you feel like you can do without one, read on; you might change your mind once you discover the many responsibilities that the PO can take over to facilitate development and improve your product.

You can start by closing your eyes.

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Practical tips for JIRA Software

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Tomasz Kołodziejczyk | 4 min read, Agile, QA
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Software development projects nowadays are becoming more and more complex and aim to deliver products with lots of features. Managing such projects can be easier once you choose suitable issue tracking and project management tools.

There are many solutions available on the market: JIRA Software, aha.io, Basecamp or Trello. They can all support a wide range of software development projects. Obviously, each tool has its pros and cons but my personal favorite is JIRA Software created by Atlassian.

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What is Scrum, anyway? An introduction to Scrum development

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Jakub Grajcar | 14 min read, Business, Agile
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Software developers can be so confusing sometimes. They have so many names for different frameworks and solutions, each somehow better than the other.

Let’s say you want to hire a software development company, for example. They tell you that they work in an Agile way, that they use Scrum - but what does that mean? What does work under Scrum look like, and why bother with it?

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The Top 4 Factors to Consider When Hiring a Web App Developer

Author
Rafał Gajewski | 6 min read, Business
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Choosing the company to develop your web application can be a daunting task. After all, you probably have the perfect vision of your app in your head, clear as day. Who can you trust to make this vision a reality? What factors should you consider when selecting the perfect web application vendor?

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The most popular Python scientific libraries

Author
STX Next | 7 min read, Python
Python scientific libraries

Being a free, cross-platform, general-purpose and high-level programming language, Python has been widely adopted by the scientific community. Scientists value Python for its precise and efficient syntax, relatively flat learning curve and the fact that it integrates well with other languages (e.g. C/C++). As a result of this popularity there are plenty of Python scientific packages for data visualization, machine learning, natural language processing, complex data analysis and more. Here’s our list of the most popular Python scientific libraries and tools.

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STX Next recognized as one of the top developers in Poland for 2017

Author
STX Next | 2 min read, Business
best Polish software developer

STX Next was just recognised as one of the Top Developers in Poland for 2017 in an independent classification by Clutch.co.

Numerous quantitative and qualitative factors were taken into account before publishing this annual update. Clutch analysts gathered evidence of significant industry experience, evaluated related corporate digital properties, and conducted in-depth interviews with current and past clients. These efforts produce a snapshot of business performance in real-time, helping buyers better understand vendor capabilities and limitations in a dynamic marketplace.

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