How can your software benefit from automated testing?

9 min read

QA
None

Introducing changes to a live software product involves a certain risk which can not be ignored because breaking any functionality would entail financial losses. After all, the company relies on its software. As a result, a lot of effort must be put into quality assurance and testing software to avoid problems.

Of course this requires additional expenses to either hire more testers or outsource more work.

Does it always have to be like this?

The short answer is: no. This is where test automation plays its role.

Author

Sebastian Buczyński

Senior Python Developer STX Next

10 reasons why it is worth to work with STX Next

4 min read

Business
None

What makes you choose the right company to work with? Of course, in most cases your best bet is to rely on the opinions of others. That is why we value our client reviews to continue our effective practices and to improve the things in which we can do better. To give you an idea of the technical and soft skills you can expect from STX Next, I’ve gone through our Clutch reviews and I’d like to show you 10 reasons to work with STX Next.  
Curious what our clients appreciate in our partnership? Read all about it ...

Author

Patrycja Okowicka

Inbound Marketing Assistant

4 common misconceptions about Scrum (and the Number One Scrum Mistake)

7 min read

Agile
common Scrum misconceptions

Not so long ago, I presented the basics of the Scrum framework based on my interview with Dominika Brzezińska. In that article, I promised to go deeper into the subject and talk about the common criticisms directed towards Scrum (and Agile as well, to some extent).

The moment has come to deliver on that promise.

To learn more about common Scrum misconceptions, including what Dominika calls the Number 1 Scrum Mistake, just click the button below.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Software development outsourcing: 5 holes in your contract

12 min read

Business, Agile, QA
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When you select software professionals to work with, you want them to know their game. You may go through tens or hundreds of their previous projects, but you are still vulnerable. You are out of your area of expertise and you are about to face the first challenge: signing a contract.

We're here to help you tackle this challenge. This list will help you spot the most common traps in software development contracts. Click to learn how to avoid copyright issues and ensure a fair and productive relationship.

Author

Marcin Zabawa

Head of Service Delivery

How to evaluate nearshoring software vendors: 4 assessment questions to ask

5 min read

Business
None

During the constant race to deliver quality software, many organizations are facing the challenges of talent shortage, product release deadlines and the pressure to optimize costs. These organizations find themselves looking towards faster, more cost-efficient methods such as nearshoring.

In this article, we’d like to give you an overview of key vendor selection criteria to help you find the right nearshoring partner. What should you ask your potential vendor before you decide to hire their development services? Here’s where to start.

Author

STX Next

Python Powerhouse

Step-by-step: product validation using impact mapping

9 min read

Product Design, Business, Agile
None

While working in various IT projects I realized that regardless of all these ‘lean’ product development movements, many companies still encounter major issues in terms of product validation. In other words - it is hard for people to understand if the product they develop is what the market desires.

To help you with your validation efforts, I’d like to give you an inside look into the day-by-day product validation process for a live product that we have worked out with one of our clients. Let’s start by answering the fundamental question: What is product validation?

Author

Daniel Kaszuba

Scrum Master

10+ Must-Read Books for CTOs

9 min read

Product Design, Business, Agile
None

Being a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) takes insight and vision, in technology and business alike. Part manager, part software engineer and part entrepreneur, the CTO can benefit from a wide range of sources to brush up both on the newest developments in tech and to shape the software philosophy of the company.

We know it might be challenging to find useful reading material, or a strong starting point for newly-appointed CTOs - which is why we’ve created this list of must-read books for CTOs. Let’s begin!

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

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

7 min read

Product Design, Business, Agile
None

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.

Author

Daniel Kaszuba

Scrum Master

Progressive Web Apps - Features and Business Advantages

8 min read

Business, JavaScript
None

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.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

STX Next HR wins Employer Branding Excellence Award for Best Offline Campaign in 2017

2 min read

Agile, Python, JavaScript, QA
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STX Next received recognition for their Employer Branding activities by EmployerBranding.pl, winning the Employer Branding Excellence Award for the Best Offline Campaign in 2017.

Among the offline activities that allowed STX Next to win the award were the software house’s numerous workshop events such as Python Has Power, Agile Has Power and QA Has Power in various cities around Poland.

Author

STX Next

Python Powerhouse