Python vs. Java: Fast Development or Stable Product?

9 min read

Business, Python
None

Quality vs. time. Time vs. cost. Cost vs. quality.

These concerns play a key role in choosing the programming language for your project, which is one of the first major decisions you have to make.

As a Python software house, we are intimately familiar with the challenge of contrasting Python with other languages:

Python vs. Golang. Python vs. Node.js. Python vs. Java.

In this article, we’ll focus on the last one.

Author

Janusz Kina

Full-Stack Developer

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

Designing User Interfaces and UX for Localization

5 min read

Business, Product Design
None

One of the most important things you have to consider when conceptualizing user interfaces is whether or not these interfaces are future-proof.

Your designs should be able to serve today’s user base as well as tomorrow’s.

How long do you want your project to be used for?

Express the answer to this question in the design.

Author

Rilind Elezaj

Digital Marketing Specialist

Python vs. Node.js: Comparing the Pros, Cons, and Use Cases

12 min read

Business, Python, JS
None

Each software project comes with its own unique set of needs and requirements. What works for one may not work for another at all.

At STX Next, we use whatever tech stack fits a given project best. That being said, comparisons are inevitable.

One of the most frequently asked questions we’ve seen lately is Python vs. Node.js. We’re gonna shed some light on that.

Read on for our in-depth look at Python and Node.js to learn their differences and similarities, strengths and weaknesses, and most importantly: which is better?

Author

Jacek Mirowski

Full-Stack Developer

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

6 Great Leeds Startups You Should Know About

13 min read

Business
None

The startup industry is booming all over the world, and Leeds is no exception.

Dubbed “one of the most exciting digital hubs in the UK,” the city has experienced a 138% digital business birth increase from 2011 to 2016, with 168 startups founded by 2016.

With all that in mind, I figured it was a no-brainer to compile a list of 6 most exciting startups in Leeds for you to keep an eye on.

To better show why Leeds is the place to be for startups, I’ve chosen representatives from a variety of industries.

Author

Marcin Zabawa

Head of Service Delivery

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

Poland as a Developed Market: Our Takeaways from Bloomberg Live

6 min read

Business
None

Poland is not the same country it was 20 years ago.

It is the 8th largest economy in the European Union and the largest among the central European members.

Last week, C-level members of top Polish companies met at Bloomberg’s European Headquarters. Together, they laid out the future landscape of the Polish economy, highlighting shared hopes and challenges. 

Here are some of our key takeaways about Poland’s future after the Bloomberg event.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

How Does the Scrum Master Help Your Development Team?

8 min read

Business, Agile
None

“What is the value of a Scrum Master?”

This question may very well be on your mind if you’re about to sign a software development outsourcing contract and need to decide on team composition.

Paweł Jurdeczka—one of the most experienced Product Owners and Scrum Masters at STX Next—sat down with me to solve the mystery of the elusive Scrum Master and dispel any doubts about them once and for all.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about the role of Scrum Master and the value they introduce to your team.

Author

Paweł Jurdeczka

Product Strategy Consultant

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

Analytics of Your Software Product: Getting Started with Google Analytics and Hotjar

13 min read

Business, QA, Product Design
None

Let’s say you have a working product, a growing number of customers, and a lot of ideas for new features.

Great! Now what?

It’s one thing to hit the ground running, and something else entirely to keep going. You need a plan for the future and you need it fast, otherwise your lucky streak will end before long.

So where do you start? What do you do first?

Two words: product analytics. Use product analytics tools to develop your software product the right way.

Author

Agata Kąpa

Product Owner

Author

Justyna Dados

Junior Social Media Specialist

Why Python Should Be the Technology Choice for Your Fintech

11 min read

Business, Python
None

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

8 Fintech Companies with Python in Their Tech Stack: The Insurtech Edition

15 min read

Business, Python
None

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