UX Design: Q&A with the Head of Product Design at STX Next

11 min read

Business, Product Design
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As we scoured the web for problems we could help you solve, we came across a number of questions centered around UX design.

Lucky for you, we have a very capable Product Design team on hand at STX Next, with Wiktor Pawlik at the helm.

Wiktor is always happy to share his knowledge with anyone who asks, so we sat down with him for a little Q&A session. The result is this post.

Read on for a general introduction to UX design from Wiktor’s point of view.

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

Author

Wiktor Pawlik

Head of Product Design

Berts, Bots, and Bets: My Top 5 Memories from Tech Power Summit 2019

12 min read

Business
None

It’s been almost two weeks since Tech Power Summit 2019, but the memories are still fresh in my mind.

This edition of our annual conference was different for a few reasons. The speakers not only presented unique knowledge, but also demonstrated it in unforgettable ways. They put their hearts into their presentations and it really showed.

And I’ll admit that by the end of the day, I experienced exciting and emotional moments I really wasn’t expecting.

Let me tell you about my top 5 memories from Tech Power Summit 2019, and you’ll see what I mean.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

7 Python-Powered Companies We’re Happy to Join Among the FT1000

10 min read

Business, Python
None

For the second year in a row, STX Next has ranked as one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies on the Financial Times 1000.

But ours is just one spot on the ranking among many others who have chosen Python as their programming language of choice to build rapidly scaling businesses.

Here are just a few of our favorite Python-powered companies among the FT1000 in 2019.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

React Native vs. Flutter: A Comparison of Pros and Cons

18 min read

Business, JS
None

React Native is a trending technology, consistently growing in popularity.

However, more and more competitors are joining the mobile development race to steal some of React Native’s spotlight.

One such competitor that has been rising to prominence lately is Flutter.

With that in mind, we decided to use our expertise in both of these technologies and write a follow-up to the comparison of React Native and Ionic we published a while back.

Read on to learn how React Native compares to Flutter, what the pros and cons of each are, and which is better for your mobile app.

Author

Kamil Rykowski

Full-Stack Developer

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

8 Python Conferences to Attend in 2019 to Become a Better CTO

13 min read

Business, Python
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The position of a CTO comes with a number of expectations and responsibilities. There are many goals to accomplish, and one great way to do that is to attend technology conferences focused on your tech stack of choice.

The foundation of tech stack at the center of this article is Python, and here is a list of 8 must-attend Python conferences in 2019 to help you become a better CTO.

Author

Matthew Harris

Director of Business Development

How to Leverage UX Analytics for Data-Driven Product Design

10 min read

Product Design, Business
None

A common misconception is that the bulk of the work on your digital product is done by launch day.

Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, that’s when the real work begins.

Once you launch your product, you start getting tons of feedback, both positive and negative. It’s very exciting, since actual people are finally using this thing you’ve worked so hard to build, but it also means there’s a mountain of bugs to fix and changes to implement.

So how do you go about it? How do you choose the features to prioritize?

Author

Marcin Siemieński

Product Designer

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

What Is DevOps? An Introduction for Development Managers

6 min read

Business, DevOps
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You may have heard the term “DevOps” around the web, especially if you’re managing software projects.

But what is DevOps, really? What value does it bring? Should you add a dedicated DevOps Engineer to your project?

It might be the smart choice, because a DevOps Engineer will:

  1. prepare environments and toolchains for your developers;
  2. allow rapid automated code deployment for faster programming and testing;
  3. keep your server cloud infrastructure healthy and cost-effective.

However, the benefits and intricacies of DevOps don’t end there. Read on to learn more.

Author

Adrian Dratwicki

DevOps Engineer @ STX Next

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

STX Next Featured as Global Leader, Makes the Clutch 1000

3 min read

Business
None

Each year, Clutch recognizes standout companies across multiple industries on their annual Global Leaders list. The list features top businesses that have excelled on their respective platforms.

In 2018, Clutch unveiled a new and exclusive honor: the Clutch 1000. Companies on Clutch with the highest “ability to deliver” scores were featured on this list.

We are proud to announce that STX Next was picked as one of the leading firms.

Author

STX Next

Python Powerhouse

React Native vs. Ionic: A Comparison of Pros and Cons

16 min read

Business, JS
None

Many of the “X vs. Y” articles we post on our blog, like Python vs. Node.js or Python vs. Java, don’t have a clear winner in the strict sense of the word.

However, in the case of React Native vs. Ionic, we’re not comparing apples and oranges. As far as mobile app development goes, the winner is quite clear and it is React Native.

Read on to learn:

  • the basic theory of mobile app development,
  • what React Native and Ionic are,
  • how they compare in terms of performance,
  • the advantages and disadvantages of both.
Author

Bartosz Klukaczewski

React Native Expert

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer