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This blog is intended for software system engineers, architects and managers or people generally interested in development, testing and integration of software systems. It is part of profiq’s community effort that has the objective of sharing knowledge and ideas about software system integration, testing and development. In addition to this technical content, we share updates about life at profiq.

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When a user has a problem or an issue, it might seem logical to stop the conversation and immediately jump in with a solution. However, this can prevent us from truly understanding the customer’s needs and getting a broader view of the issue at hand. Active listening is an important component of any job - including in the software industry. We sat down recently with Dr. Erica Noll Webb, the senior research manager at Docker, to discuss the importance of customer-centric innovation and other timely topics related to her work.…

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An API, or Application Programming Interface, is a set of rules and protocols for building software and applications. It specifies how software components should interact and allows for communication between different systems. APIs can be used to allow third-party developers to access certain features or data of an application or service, enabling them to build their own applications that integrate with it. Tech startups can use APIs in a variety of ways to expand their reach, improve their products and services, and increase their revenue. APIs enable startups to leverage…

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Over the past ten years DevOps has become the standard for software engineering. DevOps introduced processes of automation that make software development and QA effective and accessible not just for large engineering teams, but startups, as well. However, like all new technologies, DevOps has changed quickly over the past decade. In this episode of the MovingFast Tech Podcast, Martin Prokeš shares his experiences with DevOps over time, including: How do we define modern DevOps? What are the latest tools and concepts? Where can developers find the best resources to stay…

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We recently hosted a Peer 2 Peer Tech Leader roundtable discussion in the Rocky Mountains. The group is composed of engineering leaders from a wide variety of software tech companies ranging from smaller 4-6 person engineering teams at startups to engineering leaders at FANG companies, and organizations in the government sector responsible for over 400 engineers. The primary goal for the roundtables is to provide a forum to network with peers, to share experiences, and to learn from each other. For each meeting a discussion topic is agreed upon -…

Our List of Can’t Miss MovingFast Tech Podcasts

The MovingFast Podcast has interviewed some of the most knowledgeable people in technology since its beginning. We have had the privilege to discuss highly relevant topics such as machine learning, technical debt, and boosting dev velocity; we’ve also delved deeper with our guests to better understand cutting-edge tech. We’ve enjoyed the journey - have you joined us yet? Below, we’ve compiled a list of interesting MovingFast Tech podcasts that you might have missed. #1: Lasse Andresen – former Co-Founder and CTO of ForgeRock - ‘Tech Trends’ Among his many insights,…

Petr Večeřa, a software engineer at profiq specializing in test engineering, shares his thoughts on his role as a technical QA and test engineer. Petr started at profiq three years ago in the Tech Research position where his task was to develop a prototype of test automation for a company from Silicon Valley. Now he is in charge of one of the QA teams and he is responsible for several products. Q: Your position is called a Software Engineer but its goal is testing – how does it go together?…

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Rastislav (Rasta) Kanócz, the CTO and Co-Founder of profiq, has extensive experience in hiring and training many types of software engineers involved in QA, R&D, and the newly emerging discipline, DevOps. The software engineers he hires and trains at profiq are then allocated to projects for profiq’s customers. Rasta recently shared his thoughts on the critical characteristics that a great software engineer should have. Question: What is the difference between software engineers, QA engineers, and software developers? Rasta: ‘Software Engineer’ is a general term that covers multiple disciplines: DevOps Engineers,…

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Welcome to the second of our series of videocasts (a podcast with video content) where we talk about a variety of topics including trends in agile software development, QA, how to hire and develop skilled software developers, and life at profiq. In this videocast, Gabor Puhalla, profiq’s co-founder and CEO talks about identifying when companies will benefit most from automating their testing and QA in software development. Key topics we explore are: 1. The Goals for automating software testing and QA 2. The most common tipping points for when companies…

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Welcome to the first of our series of videocasts (a podcast with video content) where we talk about a variety of topics including trends in agile software development, QA, how to hire and develop skilled software developers, and life at profiq. In this videocast, Gabor Puhalla, profiq’s co-founder and CEO talks about how profiq builds technically skilled QA teams, what qualities make great QA engineers, where profiq finds highly skilled QA engineers, how to develop young talent, and how profiq keeps talented software developers engaged with our clients over the…

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[LinkedIn Post] Building trust remotely

Trust is not always top of mind. But when trust is missing, you know it immediately. In software development, it is not uncommon to work with distributed teams and deeply embedded contract developers who are located in different cities or even in other countries. So how do you create trust across different geographical locations, time zones, and cultures? profiq co-founder and CEO Gabor Puhalla shares his advice about how to build trust, especially within remote working relationships. Read the full article on LinkeIn to explore in greater depth how trust…

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