First of all, with a New Year, we wish everyone to start 2015 on the right path to success and happiness!
Having no options for employment and career building is one of the common themes I’m hearing from Software Engineers in the Ostrava region. There is a few employers with a limited variety of technology projects. We are introducing a new alternative you can consider: innovative engineering projects for agile software houses in the Silicon Valley. Would you consider it?
“Silicon Valley is more of a state of mind than a physical location. It has no large monuments, magnificent buildings or ancient heritage. There are no tours of companies or venture capital firms. From Santa Clara to South San Francisco it’s 45 miles of one bedroom community after another. Yet what’s been occurring for the last 50 years within this tight cluster of suburban towns is nothing short of an “entrepreneurial explosion” on par with classic Athens, renaissance Florence or 1920’s Paris.
(Hackers Guide to Silicon Valley by Steve Blank, 2011)
The demand for profiq’s services from Silicon Valley based hi-tech companies is increasing. This brings new opportunities for technical talent in the Ostrava region. People started seeing us as a competitive alternative to existing IT vendors on the job market of the region, even before moving to Ostrava. Opening a new engineering center in Ostrava increases our dedication to being the alternative.
Most of all, we are now even closer (couldn’t be any closer than that :) ) to university students to enable them to work on technically challenging projects. We welcome fresh graduates with IT background, who are eager to bring innovation in technology to life.
Please visit us to have a chat in person over a coffee or tea. We are interested in hearing from you and ready to share things that you may be interested in hearing about us. You can find us just next to Technical University of Ostrava at premises of Business Incubator on Studentska 6202/17, Ostrava – Poruba:
Here comes a testing focused article after a series of technical blogs! It is based on experience with projects managed through waterfall processes and it continues the series about tackling test complexity.
It is about a luxury that we so often ask for and we often don’t have in testing: to be involved early in the product development process. What does it mean actually to be involved early in the process? Why is it so important? And how does it help tackling test complexity anyway?
In case you are evaluating a database for your project(s), you might come across an EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus Advanced Server (PPAS). This database is part of an EnterpriseDB (EDB) offering, which is a company providing optimizations, support, performance and security additions and tools (such as Oracle compatibility) for Postgres SQL database.
Lately I had a need to use a database for my Liferay portal other than the one that is bundled within Liferay installation, so I have picked up EnterpriseDB’s PPAS. Read more…
Engine Yard is a platform as a service (PaaS) company that focuses on deployment and management of Ruby on Rails, PHP and Node.js servers in order to provide to customer a quick and simple way to deploy applications. They provide also a local version of Ruby on Rails server on Gentoo Linux so anyone can test how it works. I wanted to run the Engine Yard Local on CentOS 6.5 to test sample a Ruby application without the use of cloud services but I have faced some difficulties during deployment that I’ve been able to resolve and wanted to share it with you. This article shows all the steps to run Engine Yard Local on fresh install of CentOS 6.5 that I used for deployment. Read more…