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

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

Managing Developers: 5 Steps to Productive Team Nirvana

7 min read

Business, Agile, QA
None

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
None

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
None

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
None

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
None

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

Top 15 Fintech Companies that Include Python in Their Tech Stack

14 min read

Business, Python
None

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