10 CTOs to Follow That Will Fill Your Twitter Feed with Inspiration

11 min read

Business, Python
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When you’re swamped with everyday work, it gets hard to keep up with industry news, be on a stakeout for emerging trends, and actively network at the same time.

Twitter is one of the best platforms to help you monitor trends and novelties. But in order to unleash its full informative potential, you first have to follow the right people.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 CTOs you must follow to fill your feed with relevant information and valuable content, diversify your network, and maybe get a laugh or two in the process.

Author

Marta Szyndlar

Junior Marketing Assistant

5 Reasons Why You Should Migrate from Python 2 to Python 3

10 min read

Business, Python, QA
None

If you have Python in your tech stack, the date January 1, 2020 is probably long marked on your calendar; if not, then it should be—that’s when Python 2 finally loses support.

A while ago, we published a guide on migrating from Python 2 to Python 3. The focus of the guide was to explain how to go about upgrading to Python 3.

Now, we’d like to take a step back and answer an even more fundamental question: why is it so important in the first place?

Read on to learn just that, in 5 simple reasons.

Author

Maciej Urbański

Python Developer

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Specialist

Top 10 Blogs to Get You Started on Python

8 min read

Business, Python
None

Thinking of taking the plunge and getting your hands dirty with Python? Perhaps you’re already familiar with the language, but want to dig deeper to find out just how far this rabbit hole goes.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for basic tutorials or news on all the latest developments, you’ll need some quality sources to keep you posted on all things Python.

To make things extra easy for you, we’ve compiled a list of 10 reliable Python blogs—it’s as good a place to start as any!

Author

Patryk Stefanowicz

Content Writer

Top 5 Israeli Fintech Companies to Watch in 2019

12 min read

Business, Python, JS
None

With over 600 startups, the Israeli fintech scene is booming.

The rapid growth has attracted a steady stream of investment, securing the country a spot at the forefront of global fintech innovation. The high concentration of startups also makes Tel Aviv a good host for industry events.

The upcoming FinTech Junction conference will attract about 1500 attendees, including industry leaders. 

We’ve compiled this list to help you get more familiar with some of the most influential Israeli fintechs to watch closely in 2019.

Author

Lidia Kurasińska

Content Writer

Flask vs. Django: Which Python Framework Is Better for Your Web Development?

20 min read

Business, Python
None

Choosing your web framework is just as important as choosing your programming language.

We’ll assume you’ve already made what is usually the right choice to build your next software project in Python, but the question remains: which Python framework should you go with?

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the 2 most popular Python web frameworks: Django and Flask.

Just to be clear, the goal of this article is not to give you a one-size-fits-all solution to all your problems. Rather, we’ll tell you where and when you should use Django or Flask.

Author

Wojciech Semik

Service Delivery Manager

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Specialist

Python 2.7 to 3 Migration Guide: How to Port from Python 2 to Python 3

12 min read

Business, DevOps, Python, QA
None

Python 2 will lose support on January 1, 2020. The time is nigh to upgrade to Python 3.

But is there a way to do it without disrupting your application development and operation?

This guide will show you how to upgrade to Python 3 quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.

We’ll assume you already have the latest Python 2.7 and are targeting Python 3.6 or newer.

Anything lower than Python 3.5 would be ill-advised, since it is already the oldest version still being supported and its end-of-life is scheduled for September 13, 2020.

Author

Maciej Urbański

Python Developer

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content 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 Team Lead

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

14 min read

Business, Python
None

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 9 must-attend Python conferences in 2019 to help you become a better CTO.

Author

Matthew Harris

Director of Business Development

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

10 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 Specialist

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

13 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 Specialist