7 insurtech companies with Python in their tech stack - and why it’s a fit

14 min read

Business, Python
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Let’s be honest, when was the last time you were excited to purchase insurance? Or the last time you discussed openly with friends about your most recent coverage?

If you’re drawing a blank, I’m not surprised. Most people hate the idea of shopping for insurance. But this state of affairs may change very soon.

Data analytics, AI and machine learning are driving the emergence of insurtech.

And insurance being an antiquated industry is precisely why insurtech companies are worth your attention. The top players in the field are spurring big changes in an industry ripe for innovation.

Author

Matthew Harris

Director of International Partnerships

Why use React Native for your mobile app?

8 min read

JS
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What are your plans to capitalize on the growing mobile market?

According to statista.com, by the year 2020 mobile apps are set to generate $188.9 billion USD in global revenues via app stores and in-app advertising. That’s a huge opportunity for business.

It’s high time to start utilizing the mobile market. But users have already seen dozens of apps on their smartphones. What can you show them that’s impressive, works great and seamlessly integrates with their mobile OS?

One solution at your disposal is React Native.

Author

Bartosz Kazuła

JavaScript Developer

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Why Python?

9 min read

Python
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When you’re looking to build something, you want to be sure that you have the right tools. In many cases, the choice of tools will decide your entire experience.

Choose the wrong tools, and you’ll pay the price down the line. Your work may be slower, your competition may outpace you, or your end result may fall below expectations.

When you choose the right tool, you’ll be thankful for it every step of the way.

If what you’re building is a software project for your company, you would do well to consider Python as your tool.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Building a new office in Gdańsk - how Wojtek Lichota brought STX Next to the Tricity

8 min read

Business
None

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to build a whole new company office from scratch, in an unknown city?

You may think that running a new office of an already existing company is much easier. But it comes with its own set of challenges which you have to face to succeed.

Recently I’ve had the pleasure to conduct an interview with Wojciech Lichota, Head of Service Delivery in our newly-created Gdańsk office. He shared his experience and gave me some tips outlining what pitfalls to avoid when opening a new office.

Author

Patrycja Okowicka

Junior Inbound Marketing Specialist

Author

Wojciech Lichota

Head of Service Delivery

Google’s AMP - the Future of Mobile Explained with Examples

7 min read

Business, JS
None

If you had to guess, would you be able to say how many mobile users are browsing the web today?

In the modern web, mobile is rising to dominance. According to gs.statcounter.com, more than 48% of devices browsing the Internet are mobile devices. Desktop users rank slightly lower, while tablets form up less than 10%.

What can we learn from these stats? Mobile users are crucial. You ignore them at your own peril.

AMP is one way to make sure mobile users' needs are met. If you want to stay competitive, you should learn about it.

Author

Jakub Januzik

Python Developer

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Tutorial: Getting started with Machine Learning in Python

24 min read

Python
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Every once in a while, I have the pleasure of hosting an article on this blog that truly rocks my world. This is one of them.

Any new domain can be daunting at first, no matter the opportunities it offers. Machine learning is no exception.

Which is why nothing is more valuable than having a ready-to-go template to making your first steps in a new and exciting field.

Two of our Expert Python Developers, Radosław Jankiewicz and Tomasz Maćkowiak, have prepared everything you need to get started.

Author

Tomasz Maćkowiak

Fullstack Developer

Author

Radosław Jankiewicz

Python Developer

Serverless Computing Explained - Comparing Features and Pricing to SaaS, IaaS, PaaS

14 min read

DevOps, Python
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When you’re thinking about hosting your app, you want it to be as hassle-free as possible.

After all, you’re on your way to create software that will transform your organization, your community - possibly the world. (No need for modesty here!)

On that path to greatness, there’s no room for hosting frustrations.

Everyone wishes for a hosting solution that makes it easy to deploy features rapidly. It should also be cost-effective, keeping your bottom line happy and freeing up resources to put towards development.

That’s exactly the reason we’d like to tell you about Serverless.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Author

Wojciech Lichota

Head of Service Delivery

What do you get when you hire a manual software tester?

9 min read

QA
None

Why did I decide to write an article about testing software?

Because I’m a manual tester myself. I know how important my work is and what value it brings to the software development process.

I also know that I cannot perform each type of test. In my article, you will learn what are the different kinds of software tests and who can perform them.

In short, you will know what you’re getting when you hire a manual tester for your project.

 

Author

Urszula Warchocka

Tester