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How we hosted our first remote Designathon event
March 31, 2021

How we hosted our first remote Designathon event

Are you thinking of organising a cross-functional remote event? Say no more – we've got your back. Through running our company-wide Designathon event, we learned how to collaborate and create a sense of togetherness even when we were physically apart. Check out this 10-step guide by our DesignOps Manager Simona on how to organise and run engaging online workshops that drive results.
The importance of user perspective
March 22, 2021

The importance of user perspective

It’s all about perspective! This is even more true when it comes to the end user’s perspective in the software development lifecycle, as our Quality Engineers Karolina and Jose show us in this eye-opening article. Give it a read and get ready to see things from a different point of view!
Happy International Women’s Day 2021
March 08, 2021

Happy International Women’s Day 2021

Let’s unite and celebrate International Women’s Day! The official theme this year is #choosetochallenge, so we decided to conduct an experiment to show how we can all choose to challenge our assumptions, perceptions and biases.

5 Data Privacy Tips for Individuals and Businesses
January 28, 2021

5 Data Privacy Tips for Individuals and Businesses

It's Data Privacy Day! Our Senior Cyber Security Analyst, Nik, has written this insightful piece called “5 Data Privacy Tips for Individuals and Businesses,” in which he reminds us that data ownership is a right as well as a responsibility. Own your Privacy!
Design that speaks code. A guide for developer-friendly UI Design
January 26, 2021

Design that speaks code. A guide for developer-friendly UI Design

Even in the most skilled teams, the design-to-development stage can be proven tricky. Our UI Designer, Andrzej, looks at the basics and offers some suggestions to iron out wrinkles for swift and efficient designer-engineer cooperation.
Quick start with Security Requirements
December 11, 2020

Quick start with Security Requirements

In the second part of her series lifting the lid on the wonders of Application Security, our Principal AppSec Engineer, Alina, shares some valuable lessons learned from real-life projects while applying the OWASP ASVS – the best practice bible for designing, testing and building web applications.
Looks aren’t everything.  Or are they?
November 05, 2020

Looks aren’t everything. Or are they?

According to research, it takes only 1/10th of a second to form a first impression about a person. And it takes about 0.05 seconds for users to form an opinion about a website that determines whether they’ll stay or leave. In this blog article, our UI Designer, Isabel, shares the 'secret sauce' ingredients in a successful product.
An Engineer's View of AppSec
October 21, 2020

An Engineer's View of AppSec

In this new blog article, our Application Security Engineer, Alina, gives us a unique insight into the world of AppSec and how it fits into the skillset of a modern software engineer. This article is for anyone who wants to get a comprehensive overview about this fascinating area!
Designing for errors. How to avoid frustrating experiences
September 17, 2020

Designing for errors. How to avoid frustrating experiences

It’s relatively easy to design for ideal scenarios where people use devices and systems as intended. But errors happen, and the real challenge comes when users get into trouble. Our UX Designer, Yolanda, shares some pearls of wisdom on how to design products and services that handle problems and create stress-free user experiences.
The value of white space in design
July 30, 2020

The value of white space in design

Quantum physicists often say that empty space has more energy than everything in the universe. Similarly, our UI Designer, Andrzej, highlights the key role that white space plays in interface design. In this article, he demonstrates how it helps to declutter surfaces, ease cognitive load, and provide website and app users with the right balance of visual clarity
Learning a new language
July 23, 2020

Learning a new language

Our Spanish Language Teacher, Ricardo, has written this fascinating article in which he draws upon his years of experience teaching. Give it a read to find out about psycholinguistics and the combination of “brain and will” that can propel your language-learning abilities.
How to load millions of rows into MySQL without agony
July 16, 2020

How to load millions of rows into MySQL without agony

It's a data dream! In this new blog article, our Database Engineer, Geo, shows us an efficient and reliable way to load tables without performance issues in MySQL.