Top 10 Blogs to Get You Started on Python

8 min read

Business, Python
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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

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 Team Lead

A Beginner’s Introduction to Python Web Frameworks

25 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