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

How to Hire Software Developers: 5 Reasons Why Soft Skills Are Essential in Your Developers

7 min read

Business, Python, JS
None

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.

Author

Olga Dysput

Recruitment & Employer Branding Specialist

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

How to Hire Software Developers: 5 Qualities Your Recruiters Need to Recruit Great Software Developers

7 min read

Business, Python, JS
None

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.

Author

Olga Dysput

Recruitment & Employer Branding Specialist

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

The Measurable Benefits of Unit Testing

10 min read

QA, Business, Python, JS
None

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.

Author

Maciej Polańczyk

Python Developer

Why Use React Native for Your Mobile App?

10 min read

JS
None

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.

Author

Bartosz Kazuła

JavaScript Developer

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

Why Are Company Values Important? (And How We Defined Ours)

10 min read

Business, Agile, Python, JS, QA
None

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.

Author

Maciej Dziergwa

Chief Executive Officer

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

New Technologies at STX Next

10 min read

Business, Agile, Python, JS, QA
None

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.

Author

Joanna Trubisz

Brand and Communication Partner

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

5x5: 5 Tips for Building a Successful Minimum Viable Product in 5 Weeks

13 min read

Business, Agile, Python, JS, QA
None

Speed is essential in business; you need to move, ship, and validate your product as quickly as possible. The same principle applies to Minimum Viable Products.

Some time ago, a client approached us with a clear, but demanding idea for a fintech platform. The greatest challenge there was the set deadline of 5 weeks.

It wasn’t easy, but my team and I persisted and delivered the MVP on schedule and within the planned scope.

Want to know how we did it? Here are my 5 tips for building a successful MVP in 5 weeks.

Author

Bartosz Babiński

Product Owner

Why Python Should Be the Programming Language for Your Startup

13 min read

Business, Python, JS
None

From the very beginning, all startups face a critically important decision of picking the right programming language. Since this may determine the success or failure of your startup, you should choose wisely.

This article will show you why you should consider Python as the programming language of choice for your startup. We’ll also give you a few examples of startups already using Python to gain a competitive edge.

Author

Klaudia Poleszak

Business Development Representative

Code Review: Put Code Quality First

8 min read

Python, JS, QA
None

Whether you're an up-and-coming developer, a seasoned player in the coding business, or a successful investor, your resources are likely stretched thin and you may be understandably concerned about the quality of your software.

Code, after all, is the beating heart of your product, whatever it may be, and as such you deserve to be sure that it is top-notch.

A fail-safe way to achieve that guarantee is code review. Here is why.

Author

Wojciech Lichota

Head of Service Delivery

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer