Transit Pass Goes Mobile: UI/UX Design of a Public Transportation Card App

11 min read

Business, Product Design
None

The public transportation system in the city of our headquarters, Poznań, is a little behind on tech trends. While it keeps being modernized, it still leaves a lot to be desired.

With that in mind, two members of our Product Design team took it upon themselves to give our old public transport card a little makeover and make it more suited to the mobile era.

In this article, we’ll take you through the entire work process of our PD team. You can see for yourself how they approach problems, seek solutions, and execute their vision.

Author

Jagoda Tylkowska

UX Designer

Author

Marta Szyndlar

Junior Marketing Specialist

Déjà Vu: STX Next Featured as a Clutch 1000 Company… Again!

3 min read

Business
None

As the end of the year approaches, Clutch once again published their Clutch 1000 Global ranking.

Just like last year, we’re proud to be ranked in that category, which includes the top 1% of agencies on Clutch.

Read on to learn how we got the award and what our Director of Business Development has to say about it.

Author

STX Next

Python Powerhouse

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