Web app load speed matters.
Users want to find answers to their questions fast. An extra-second delay can have a significant impact on the overall performance of your page, from customer satisfaction and conversion rates to the search engine ranking position.
Luckily, there are a number of steps you can take to optimize your website for load speed and outpace your competition. In this article, we will guide you through some of them.
Additionally, we will:
- explain the basics of website performance,
- lay out the general benefits of speed optimization,
- present some recommended performance metrics.
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.
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.
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?
Concluding our series of articles on hiring software developers, this week we’ll be tackling an often overlooked quality that may be a make-it-or-break-it factor in your decision to hire a candidate or turn them down.
The factor in question are soft skills.
If 13 years of recruiting developers has taught us anything, it’s that when push comes to shove, soft skills matter even more than hard skills.
Interested to know why, in our experience, that is the case? Read on.
At the end of the day, the success or failure of your recruitment process depends on the people doing the recruiting.
Which is why we have devoted the third chapter of our series on hiring developers to the people directly responsible for the tricky challenge of recruiting software engineers for your company.
Here are 5 qualities your recruiters should possess in order to do a good job of adding new members to your software development teams.
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.
What are your plans to capitalize on the growing mobile market?
According to statista.com, by the year 2020 mobile apps are set to generate $188.9 billion USD in global revenues via app stores and in-app advertising. That’s a huge opportunity for business.
It’s high time to start utilizing the mobile market. But users have already seen dozens of apps on their smartphones. What can you show them that’s impressive, works great and seamlessly integrates with their mobile OS?
One solution at your disposal is React Native.
We all want our companies to be something... more.
Beyond mere machines to churn out profit, we want to grow into organizations that represent something: a change in the world that we want to make reality.
We want the people who work with us to feel an unmistakable vibe, a character that is uniquely ours. This applies to co-workers and clients alike.
The road to building such an organization is long and full of surprises. But one step you can’t skip is spending some time to think about your core company values.
Over the last 13 years, STX Next has always been characterized by continuous growth, improvement, and exploration. Our decision to implement new technologies in 2018 is a direct result of that philosophy.
We have taken an active interest in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Golang, Blockchain, and React Native. At the same time, we remain faithful to Python.
To continue creating exciting growth opportunities for STX Nexters, we are also putting together events such as the Tech Power Summit—our company’s annual international conference.
And the best part? We’re just getting started.