Python vs. Java: Fast Development or Stable Product?

9 min read

Business, Python
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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 Writer

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

Why We’re Excited to Talk About Clean Architecture and Automated Bartending at PyGotham 2018

6 min read

Python
None

If we suppose for a second that Batman is a Python user, I bet his favorite conference would be PyGotham.

On October 5 and 6, Pythonistas from all over the world will meet in New York at Hotel Pennsylvania to attend a conference “for developers and run by developers”.

Two of our engineers will be flying over to give their presentations at the conference.

They'll talk about refocusing on business needs... and building bartender bots!

Read on for a sneak peek at their presentations, and a special bonus from yours truly.

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Specialist

A Beginner’s Introduction to Python Web Frameworks

23 min read

Python
beginners introduction python frameworks

Since you’re reading this, it’s safe to assume you’re interested in taking up Python—or maybe you’ve already started learning this awesome language.

It doesn’t seem too daunting, right? You can code, after all, so it’s just a matter of grasping the differences in syntax.

So let’s take it up a notch and talk about collecting proper experience in Python.

Where do you start? With an idea, obviously, but that won’t be a problem.

What’s next, then? The choice of a framework.

Author

Wojciech Lichota

Head of Service Delivery

Author

Sebastian Buczyński

Senior Python Developer

The Most Popular Python Scientific Libraries

9 min read

Python
Python scientific libraries

Being a free, cross-platform, general-purpose and high-level programming language, Python has been widely adopted by the scientific community. Scientists value Python for its precise and efficient syntax, relatively flat learning curve and the fact that it integrates well with other languages (e.g. C/C++).

As a result of this popularity there are plenty of Python scientific packages for data visualization, machine learning, natural language processing, complex data analysis and more. Here’s our list of the most popular Python scientific libraries and tools.

Author

STX Next

Python Powerhouse

Why Python Should Be the Technology Choice for Your Fintech

11 min read

Business, Python
None

At some point in the creation of your fintech start-up you will have to make decisions that are very hard to un-make. One such decision is your choice of tech stack. If you go wrong here, your costs may skyrocket down the line, putting you in the red despite best intentions.

Your fintech needs a programming language that is easy to handle, scalable, mature, high-performance and coupled with ready-made libraries and components.

Luckily, Python is there to deliver it all. Read on and you’ll find that it’s quite easy to make a case for Python in this industry.

Author

Matthew Harris

Director of International Partnerships

8 Fintech Companies with Python in Their Tech Stack: The Insurtech Edition

15 min read

Business, Python
None

Let’s be honest, when was the last time you were excited to purchase insurance? Or the last time you discussed openly with friends about your most recent coverage?

If you’re drawing a blank, I’m not surprised. Most people hate the idea of shopping for insurance. But this state of affairs may change very soon.

Data analytics, AI and machine learning are driving the emergence of insurtech.

And insurance being an antiquated industry is precisely why insurtech companies are worth your attention. The top players in the field are spurring big changes in an industry ripe for innovation.

Author

Matthew Harris

Director of International Partnerships

Machine Learning from the Woods: Exploring Tree-Based Ensemble Models in Python

27 min read

Python
None

Python is a hot topic right now. So is machine learning. And ensemble models.

Put the three together, and you have a mighty combination of powerful technologies.

This article provides an extensive overview of tree-based ensemble models and the many applications of Python in machine learning. Read on to learn why these models are the perfect solution for numerous machine learning problems.

Note: this article is available in two versions: here and on the STX Next GitHub.

Author

Jerzy Kowalski

Python Developer

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Writer

Top 17 Fintech Companies That Include Python in Their Tech Stack

17 min read

Business, Python
None

In fintech, you can’t afford to fly blind.

This is especially true for your choice of tech stack. You don’t want to fall behind the competition due to lack of proper research.

Or maybe you’re just plain curious about the top solutions for fintech companies. Python is a great choice in this industry - but which companies use it, specifically?

We’ve got you covered with our list of top 17 fintechs that use Python in their tech stack.

Author

Matthew Harris

Director of International Partnerships

8 Python Conferences to Attend in 2018 to Become a Better CTO

13 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 8 must-attend Python conferences in 2018 to help you become a better CTO.

Author

Matthew Harris

Director of International Partnerships