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

Software Product Design - what is the ROI of good UX?

8 min read

Product Design, QA
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Let’s say you’re dealing with a software development project. You’re trying to develop an app or any other software product. Here’s how the story usually goes:

Your project is approved. Check.

You’ve assembled your development team. Check.

You’ve allocated your Product Design budget… Have you?

Author

Marcin Siemieński

Product Designer

Top 15 Fintech Companies that Include Python in Their Tech Stack

14 min read

Business, Python
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In fintech, you can’t afford to fly blind.

This is especially true for your choice of tech stack. You don’t want to fall behind the competition due to lack of proper research.

Or maybe you’re just plain curious about the top solutions for fintech companies. Python is a great choice in this industry - but which companies use it, specifically?

We’ve got you covered with our list of top 15 fintechs that use Python in their tech stack.

Author

Matthew Harris

Director of International Partnerships

Why Python Should Be the Technology Choice for Your Fintech

10 min read

Business, Python
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At some point in the creation of your fintech start-up you will have to make decisions that are very hard to un-make. One such decision is your choice of tech stack. If you go wrong here, your costs may skyrocket down the line, putting you in the red despite best intentions.

Your fintech needs a programming language that is easy to handle, scalable, mature, high-performance and coupled with ready-made libraries and components.

Luckily, Python is there to deliver it all. Read on and you’ll find that it’s quite easy to make a case for Python in this industry.

Author

Matthew Harris

Director of International Partnerships

Why the open space workplace doesn’t work for developers

10 min read

Business
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Have you ever considered the environment in which your developers work? How comfortable are they, in your estimation?

All of your employees, software engineers included, spend a huge chunk of their time at the office. Their place of work should be a source of inspiration and motivation.

One solution that managers worldwide have adopted are open-plan offices. But are they as effective as advertised?

I recently had a conversation with our Delivery Director Łukasz Koczwara on this very subject. He’s not enthusiastic about open-plan offices, and proposes a different solution that increases both employee engagement and customer satisfaction.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Managing software developers: 4 steps to improve your process

8 min read

Business, Agile, QA
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So you’ve gone through the effort of hiring a team of software developers for your project. Now is the time to manage their work. How do you get the most out of their skills?

I’ve talked with Rafał Gajewski, one of our Service Delivery Managers, to find out what his experience can tell you about managing software developers effectively.

How can you save money and effort as a manager for software developers? We recommend focusing on 4 areas in particular that yield the best results.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring High-Impact Software Developers, Part Two

10 min read

Business
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How can you create a process for recruiting software developers that brings valuable candidates at a reliable pace? It’s time to continue the conversation.

We’ve already gone over outbound methods of recruitment in our previous article, outlining the ways you can reach out and pluck talent from the job market.

But you can’t go running after every candidate and hitting them over the head with your offer.

What you need is a source of inbound recruitment opportunities - in short, people coming to you.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Resolve conflicts in your teams using Nonviolent Communication

8 min read

Business, Agile
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Not too long ago I heard a developer sharing this gem of wisdom: “Resolving technical issues is much easier than those of a personal nature.”

It was quite a surprise to hear it. I don’t think it is a popular thing to say, especially not by a person with a programming background. On the other hand, it sounds like a natural thing: technical problems are rational and we can resolve them using our reasoning skills. The only question is whether you are capable to think in abstract terms to find the solution.

Personal issues, or let’s call them ...

Author

Daniel Kaszuba

Scrum Master