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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.

Linux Aquarium PC

Posted 2 weeks 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 7 months 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 8 months 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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profiq’s Technical Research Team

Posted 9 months ago by Gabor Puhalla

If you’ve visited our website, profiq.com, you’ve likely noticed a heading on our Your Team page that claims “Technology and a love of learning are in our DNA”. If you’ve wondered what that means in real life, this article is for you. It’s in our nature as a global software service provider to explore and […]

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Are margaritas the key to developer velocity? If not, what is?

Posted 10 months ago by Gabor Puhalla

What happens when you get 12 Colorado technology leaders at fast growing small to mid-sized software companies together on a Zoom Tech Leadership RoundTable to discuss,  ‘Are margaritas the key to developer velocity – if not, what is?’ That’s exactly what we did a few weeks ago, with the intent to bring tech leaders together […]

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