The core of our offer consists of full-stack python development services.
We only hire software engineers with excellent universal programming skills. The market is full of developers that excel at a single framework. But if they aren’t versatile enough to adapt to new frameworks and unique project requirements - we don’t hire them.
This versatility allows us to advise you on your choice of framework with confidence. We pick the tools that are the best fit for your needs, not the ones we find it most comfortable to deal with. With over 170 developers, we can find a solution that matches your needs perfectly.
We understand a successful software product needs much more than just web development services. To bring you a complete end-to-end solution and spare you the hassle of searching for additional vendors, our offer also includes Product Design, Web Architecture, Software Testing and DevOps services.
„It's been an absolute pleasure working with the engineers at STX: from day one they've shown a huge amount of professionalism and drive to deliver great results quickly. It's been easy to discuss different approaches, whether it be technical solutions, better ways to work together, or product decisions from a user perspective. This has ensured we've achieved the best outcomes.”
„It was always a team that showed initiative, not just receiving instructions to deliver features but also asking why and what we were building so that it quickly became much more collaborative.”
„We have a deep understanding of our industry and users but lacked the technical knowledge necessary to deliver this disruptive platform, therefore it was essential we found a partner that could support us in this area. We spent a lot of time researching, meeting and assessing various partners before settling on STX Next. Our experience has been very positive and we are delighted with the work.”
„The project team demonstrated efficiency by streamlining processes and supplying frequent performance metrics. Resources always communicated effectively, and the deliverables were almost completely bug-free.”
„We were looking to move our Python & Django development out of London, to save money but also to find a good quality Agile team approach that included some product ownership. STX Next was able to provide the high quality dev team alongside project management. This fact combined with the costs savings from moving away from London made it a simple decision.”
„We came to STXnext looking for a partner to join our developers in putting together a site for Buddhist texts. It's a complex project, involving tens of thousands of texts and relations, and dealing with nearly forty languages. We've been more than happy with the process. The STXnext team has shown initiative and interest, and has been quick to adapt to working with our developers.”
„The team is very product oriented - they try to understand the product and its end users. This means that there are more sets of eyes looking after potential User Experience issues, which results in a better product.”
„One key highlight was their ability to take complete ownership over their work, paying close attention to each detail and always taking into account the end-user and the overall business goal.”
„STX Next’s development efforts have been so successful that the contract is likely to be extended, and the DevOps resources are incredibly proactive and communicative. The firm features an effective onboarding process and an agreeable project management approach, creating a seamless engagement.”
„STX Next is a first class development partner and it has been a pleasure to work with them. Not only do they bring excellent software engineering skills to the table, but they also back it up with a deep knowledge of applying Agile SCRUM and related methodologies to the development and delivery process. They are highly professional, dedicated and transparent. I would highly recommend them.”
„It was a pleasure working with the team at STX Next. Collaboration and communication worked like a charm and made our first foray into hiring outside help a big success. The developed tool included technology we were able to extract as a library and made the effort even more worthwhile. Looking forward to our next endeavour.”
„They have a genuine interest in their client’s business environment. Their Scrum teams were more like an extension of our own team than an external entity. They don’t force a template on their client, focusing instead on delivering software in a way that compliments the client’s own process. Our work together resulted in award-winning products that we would not have otherwise delivered.”
Why Python Development?
The popularity of Python in 2018
Since 2012, Python has been consistently growing in popularity, and the trend is likely to continue, if not increase, in the future.
Per the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2018, the demand and support for Python are also on the rise, and if projections are to be believed, Python will overtake Java in the coming years and claim the top spot.
Is Python’s popularity a good thing?
Yes, very much so. While generally what is popular isn’t always the best, in the case of programming languages the popularity pays off.
Thanks to Python’s popularity, you’re likely to find a ready-made solution to any problem you may be experiencing. The community of Python enthusiasts is strong and they are working tirelessly on improving the language every day.
Python also has a number of corporate sponsors, pushing to popularize the language further still. Among them are tech giants such as Google, which itself is using Python.
Fast development speed
Python is designed to be accessible. This makes writing Python code very easy and developing software in Python very fast.
What does that mean for your development team? Less time wasted struggling with the language and more time spent building your product.
Numerous libraries and frameworks
There’s a Python library for everything:
- data visualization,
- machine learning,
- data science,
- natural language processing,
- complex data analysis.
From NumPy to TensorFlow—you name it, Python has it.
The same is true for frameworks, which help get your project off the ground and save you time and effort.
There’s a variety of frameworks to choose from, depending on your needs, such as:
One of the biggest criticisms of Python is the runtime, relatively slow when compared to other languages. However, there’s a workaround to this specific challenge.
When performance takes priority, Python gives you the ability to integrate other, higher-performing languages into your code. Cython is a good example of such a solution. It optimizes your speed without forcing you to rewrite your entire code base from scratch.
Besides, the priciest resource isn’t CPU time, but rather your developers’ time. Therefore, reducing your time-to-market should always take precedence over fast runtime execution.
Python is intuitive to read, because it resembles actual English. This makes the language effortless to decipher and maintain.
Additionally, Python has a clear syntax and doesn’t require as many lines of code as Java or C to give you comparable results.
What are the benefits of Python’s high readability?
Python’s simplicity is particularly helpful in reading code—yours or someone else’s. Because Python code has fewer lines and mimics English, reviewing it takes a lot less time. This is a major benefit.
Reducing the time you need to spend on code review is invaluable, since the productivity of your developers should be your top priority.
Scalability is unpredictable. You never know when your user numbers surge and you find yourself prioritizing the ability to scale over anything else.
That’s why Python is such an optimal choice, with its reliability and scalability. Some of the biggest players on the web, like YouTube, have bet on Python for that very reason.
Why Python? Because:
- it’s popular, fast, readable, intuitive, simple, clear, and scalable;
- it offers a ton of useful frameworks and libraries;
- it enjoys a vast and ever-growing community of supporters and enthusiasts.
BACKEND - PYTHON
Python is the language that brought STX Next to existence when we first opened up shop in 2005. Simple and robust, Python eliminates many unnecessary hurdles in custom web application development. It leads to more readable code produced faster with less lines of code, meaning less testing and earlier deployment.
Over the years we’ve completed hundreds of projects using a wide range of Python frameworks such as Django, Pyramid, Flask and many more. When we advise you on a Python framework for your software project, you can be sure that the choice will be a perfect fit.
Frameworks we’ve worked with include: Django, Pyramid, Flask, Google App engine, Twisted, Plone, Falcon, Tornado and more.
TESTED AND VERIFIED CODE
Our standard development teams also include testers to verify the functionality of the code on a regular basis. We offer both manual and automated testers to supervise the quality of your software.
Additionally, our developers create unit tests as they work on new features. Such tests are used to check small fragments of code and quickly identify potential issues with pinpoint precision.
By combining manual testing, automated testing and unit tests, we minimize the development-to-market cycle while maintaining a world-class level of code quality.
CLOSE COOPERATION MODEL
We offer a range of professionals to drive maximum productivity of the development team. This includes developers along with testers, designers and Agile experts, all focused on the single goal of making your software product the best it can be.
At any point in our cooperation, you have access to every developer working for you. With a direct line to our intranet, you can track how individual tasks are progressing. Through regular status meetings, you get timely updates on any decisions to make, potential issues and milestones.
Contrary to many specialized software service firms we offer a holistic approach to generating value for our clients by providing full-stack software development along with Product Design, quality assurance, DevOps, and project governance.
While we’ve found that full Scrum teams are the most productive, we can also offer individual developers, testers, designers and Agile specialists upon request.
INDUSTRIES WE'VE CODED FOR
Over 12 years of making code, we've accumulated a wealth of experience in a variety of verticals. After 200+ successful projects from fintech and cybersecurity through ecommerce, healthcare, gambling up to Big Data and AI, we can help you tackle any challenge.
Start small to make big improvements in your software product.