The History of STX Next (and Our Next Big Step)

7 min read

Business
None

How are software houses created? Well, when one ambitious programmer and one rapidly growing language love each other very much…

The resulting passion can mark the beginning of a company such as ours.

In this article, we’ll summarize the history of Europe’s Python Powerhouse, and share news about our next big step in international growth.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Team Lead

In-House Development vs. Software Development Outsourcing: A Comparison of Pros and Cons

17 min read

Business
None

In software development, quality comes at a cost. Having an entire team of the finest talents in the industry might be a tempting prospect, but only so long as you don’t consider the total potential cost.

This is where software development outsourcing comes into play. An increasing number of businesses these days rely on external teams to handle either entire projects or specific tasks.

Outsourcing is a viable alternative to in-house development, which comes with its unique share of pros and cons. We’re here to tell you about both development options, showcasing exactly what each has to offer.

Author

Patryk Stefanowicz

Content Writer

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Specialist

STX Next Named a Top Financial Services Software Developer by Clutch

3 min read

Business
None

It’s time to talk about our latest award from Clutch, the B2B service providers ranking. This time, we’ve been named one of the Top Financial Services Software Developers of 2019.

Read on to learn how we won the award (spoiler: happy fintech clients) and what it means for us (hint: we’re glad, as always).

Author

STX Next

Python Powerhouse

Python vs. Ruby: A Comparison of Differences and Similarities

14 min read

Business, Python
None

Python and Ruby are both general-purpose, high-level languages that allow developers to write concise and readable code to achieve similar, high-quality results when it comes to building web apps.

What makes them different, however, is their approach to solving problems, and their ways of doing so have grown over the years to encompass areas beyond web development.

In this article, we will give you a brief overview of the main characteristics of Python and Ruby to help you decide which one is a better fit for your next software project.

Author

Lidia Kurasińska

Content Writer

Python vs. PHP: A Business Guide to the Pros, Cons, and Differences

17 min read

Business, Python
None

Choosing your technology base wisely can have a big impact on the way you manage the development process of your web application.

Will you be able to hire new developers quickly if necessary? Is one technology more future-proof than another? Which popular companies use which languages? What kinds of products can you build with each technology? Which has better long-term support?

Those are all important questions. This article will answer them for you.

In the past, we discussed how Python stacks up against other technologies. Now, it’s time to compare Python to the dark horse of web development: PHP.

Author

Michał Słupski

Content Writer

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Specialist

8+ Must-See Blockchain Talks of 2019 (So Far)

9 min read

Business
None

Blockchain is still the game-changer of the technological industry.

With the growth so dynamic, predictions and analyses go out of date in the blink of an eye, while events and conferences keep springing up. It’s never been easy to keep up with this technology, and now it’s getting increasingly harder. Still, we all want to stay informed lest we miss any opportunities.

To help you, we’ve compiled a list of 8+ must-see blockchain talks of 2019 (so far) that will shed some light on what’s been happening with blockchain this year.

Author

Marta Szyndlar

Junior Marketing Specialist

What Is TypeScript? Pros and Cons of TypeScript over JavaScript

18 min read

Business, JS
None

TypeScript? Why would anyone want or need another “script” for frontend development, when there’s already a widely used and standardized solution in place?

Read on and you’ll find out. We’ll show you:

  1. what TypeScript is and how it relates to JavaScript,
  2. why it’s worth using and how your development teams can benefit from it,
  3. how easy it is to boost your ongoing (even long-running!) projects with TypeScript.
Author

Tomasz Świstak

JavaScript Developer

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Specialist

DevOps Tools Overview: Monitoring Cloud Infrastructure with CloudWatch and OpsGenie

10 min read

Business, DevOps
None

For your business to perform at an optimal level, you need to take a proactive approach to in-depth monitoring and analysis of your key asset: the product you’re offering.

Based on our experience of helping clients monitor their infrastructure 24/7, we wrote this post to help you understand the importance of having reliable monitoring tools and mechanisms in place.

In our collaboration with our partners, we’ve used mainly Amazon CloudWatch and OpsGenie, so we’ll focus on these two tools. However, many of their underlying principles can be replicated with other monitoring services available on the market.

Author

Adrian Dratwicki

DevOps Engineer

Author

Lidia Kurasińska

Content Writer

10 CTOs to Follow That Will Fill Your Twitter Feed with Inspiration

11 min read

Business, Python
None

When you’re swamped with everyday work, it gets hard to keep up with industry news, be on a stakeout for emerging trends, and actively network at the same time.

Twitter is one of the best platforms to help you monitor trends and novelties. But in order to unleash its full informative potential, you first have to follow the right people.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 CTOs you must follow to fill your feed with relevant information and valuable content, diversify your network, and maybe get a laugh or two in the process.

Author

Marta Szyndlar

Junior Marketing Specialist

Build Your MVP the Right Way: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid (And How to Fix Them)

20 min read

Business, Product Design, Agile
None

Over the past decade, I’ve worked with founders from across the world, helping them build their MVPs (Minimum Viable Products). 

Regardless of whether you create an MVP for a startup, a medium-sized company or an enterprise-level business, there are certain anti-patterns you need to steer clear of. 

To help you avert easy-to-spot and avoidable mistakes that have sunk countless other businesses, I’ve prepared a list of five of the most common one to look out for, together with ways to solve them.

Author

Paweł Jurdeczka

Product Strategy Consultant

Author

Lidia Kurasińska

Content Writer