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.
Posted 2 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 […]
Posted 3 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 […]
Posted 5 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 […]
Posted 6 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 […]
Posted 7 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 […]
Posted 9 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 […]
Posted 11 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 […]