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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.

The first one: Serenity: Changing the world of senior care

Posted 3 days ago by Eva Bordovská

Lauded by customers as a “communication lifesaver” and “a game changer”, one of our clients, Colorado-based Serenity App Inc, is making a big impact in the senior care space with its cutting-edge platform, Serenity Engage. Serenity Engage streamlines and protects communication between the families of seniors in residential and hospice care and their often multiple […]

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RaspberryPi Automated Feeder

Posted 4 months ago by Pavel Kutac

Having fun is the best way to learn.  Albert Einstein It all started two years ago when our colleague Petr brought his new Beta fish to the office. Before long, everyone knew how to care for the fish and the aquarium. Then, we bought a new tank, and a few months later, an even bigger […]

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Linux Aquarium PC

Posted 6 months ago by Ondrej Soukup

Carl Jung once said, “The creative mind plays with the object it loves.” Like Jung, we believe play can fuel innovation, and sometimes, the wilder the idea, the better. 🙂 You might be wondering why would we submerge a PC in liquid (in our case, mineral oil)? To that, we reply, “Why does anyone climb Mount […]

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Deep Learning in Elixir with Axon

Posted 7 months ago by Milos Svana

At profiq, we are always interested in learning something new, and trying novel technologies. One of these technologies is Elixir—a functional programming language whose main strengths lie in fault tolerance and scalability through concurrency. This makes it a good candidate for backend development, especially when it comes to high-traffic web applications. We, for example, utilize […]

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Presto – part 2: Data Analysis and Machine Learning in SQL

Posted 9 months ago by Milos Svana

In an earlier article, we introduced you to Presto, an open-source, distributed SQL query engine. It lets you use SQL to query data from many types of storage solutions. This includes data sources that don’t support SQL natively; for example, a JSON file stored on AWS S3. What’s even more interesting, is that Presto lets […]

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Our List of Can’t Miss MovingFast Tech Podcasts

Posted 9 months ago by Anke Corbin

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 […]

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Presto: Running SQL queries on anything

Posted 10 months ago by Milos Svana

It is not uncommon for companies to use multiple data stores based on different technologies. We can easily imagine an organization using relational databases for transactional data, a NoSQL database such as MongoDB for semi-structured data, and an S3 bucket for large datasets. When performing analytical tasks, we often need to combine data from all […]

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Making musical instruments speak using AI

Posted 11 months ago by Milos Svana

Have you ever seen a speaking piano? Pretty cool, right? At profiq, we sometimes take a break from serious business and explore some pretty obscure ideas. A musical instrument able to replicate human speech is one of them. Inspired by YouTube videos and by our friends from the House of Hungarian Music in Budapest, we […]

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Gaining Valuable Insights From Complex Surveys with Alchemer

Posted 1 year ago by Milos Svana

Surveys are a great way to collect opinions from a large number of people from different groups, subsequently using this information to design better products and services. Despite the proliferation of many advanced analysis tools it’s often difficult to understand the needs of your customers without the direct communication provided by surveys. Simple survey tools […]

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Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Veteran Rob Pinna VP of Product and Engineering at Serenity App., Inc. Shares 5 Essentials For Development Velocity

Posted 1 year ago by Gabor Puhalla

Most of us understand velocity in terms of objects: how fast something can travel in a given direction. But what does this term mean when it comes to engineering teams – and why is understanding this so fundamental to building your team’s velocity? profiq is one of the founders and organizers for the Moving Fast […]

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