Tutorial: Getting started with Machine Learning in Python

23 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. If you’re looking for a practical introduction to machine learning in Python ...

Author

Tomasz Maćkowiak

Fullstack Developer

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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
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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

Managing Developers: 5 Steps to Productive Team Nirvana

7 min read

Business, Agile, QA
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Whenever you’re managing a team of developers, productivity problems may occur.

Productivity may be an overused word these days. But in the end, aren’t we all looking for results?

Hours of development work don’t come cheap these days - and yet when you ask the team about progress during a Sprint, it’s almost always a disappointment.

It’s a common situation - but it doesn’t have to be your reality. It is possible for you to call your devs and hear that everything is done according to the schedule. They might ask you eagerly for more work ...

Author

Rafał Kałka

Service Delivery Manager

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

The measurable benefits of unit testing

9 min read

QA, Business, Python, JS
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Articles praising the usage of unit testing are a dime a dozen. A little less popular but still readily available are articles that will try to convince you that unit tests are a waste of time, at least in some cases.

Most of them (or maybe even all?) try to prove their arguments based on feelings, on the author’s own assessment of what is good and effective or bad and inefficient.

In this article, I won’t be trying to prove which side is right.

Author

Maciej Polańczyk

Python Developer

Software Development Contracts - Fixed Price vs Time and Materials

13 min read

Business
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What kind of contract should you sign when you decide to work with a software house?

You don’t want the formalities of your contract to tie you down. There’s nothing worse than work grinding to a halt to make room for ‘renegotiations’.

It would serve you better to have a flexible deal that gives you freedom to direct development as you see fit. An arrangement that keeps you nimble.

To delve deeper into the subject of software contracts, I picked the brain of Krzysztof Karolczak, Head of Service Delivery at STX Next.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Author

Krzysztof Karolczak

Head of Service Delivery

STX Next listed among the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe

3 min read

Business
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Warsaw, Poland - STX Next placed 36th on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe ranking. The distinction places the largest Python software house in Europe among the fastest growing tech companies in the region.

This year marked the 28th edition of the prestigious ranking. In 2017, 300 tech companies applied for the ranking, with the top ones earning their place among the top 50 fastest growing technology companies in Central Europe.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Offshore outsourcing - how we handle working across a 7-hour time difference

9 min read

Business
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Have you ever tried to coordinate a Skype call with another person halfway across the world? Was it tough to find a time that works for both of you? Was it disappointing to finish the conversation early because your 5 PM is their midnight? 

Now imagine doing that every week. Or every day.

I recently had a chance to sit down (well, have a Google Hangout) with Łukasz Orłowski, our Head of Service Delivery in Piła.

The topic we chose to tackle was remote work across significant time differences.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Author

Łukasz Orłowski

Head of Service Delivery