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Career Suicide by Integrated Information Theory

I guess everyone expects that all seasoned professionals know absolutely everything about their craft. (And you may even think that these professionals are supposed to have some hidden secrets). Since what I do for a living is help others manage their data—my product is that ever boring and technical information—here is something like a confession of what I really think of it. In fact, …

Peek Into the Software Kitchen With Us: How to Survive as a Team Leader

Recently, we took another peek into our Software kitchen. As we have already received feedback from more than 30 participants, we can share their general impressions with you. Due to COVID-19 measures and to ensure the safety of all participants, we decided to hold the event online. Despite initial concerns (personal interaction is always better), we are delighted we made …

Nowadays, everybody is “senior”. But do the results correspond?

It has been ten years since I joined Profinit as a junior Java developer. Because of the work I had done while studying at the Czech Technical University Faculty of Electrical Engineering, I already had four years of work experience under my belt at the time. However, it still seemed somehow logical and right for me to apply as a junior developer. You may say …

Self-Documenting Code Is NOT Code without Documentation

The current global situation is enough to make anyone sink into a state of depression and helplessness. It has even happened to me, but for entirely different reasons than one would expect. Over the last month, more often than not, I have encountered very strong opinions on so-called self-documenting code. It was either in interviews with potential employees or when reading articles …

Get Ahead through Knowledge with Profinit Education

“Ahead through knowledge” isn’t our slogan just by chance. We are very well aware that the fruit of our work can only be as good as the people who do it, so we make sure the employees we hire have a quality education. And education definitely doesn’t end when someone gets a job. We have our own education system here at Profinit …

What’s New in the World of Hadoop?

Even though Hadoop is still a relatively new technology compared to established data warehouse products, it has found a way into many companies in recent years, where it plays an irreplaceable role in the processing and analysis of massive volumes of data. Apache Hadoop is an open platform with an active community of developers, who in addition to maintaining and optimizing existing …

QCon London 2020

Just like last year, we headed off to London for the QCon software conference again in 2020. QCon targets software architects, team leaders and senior developers. In addition to the technology and talks, an undeniable attraction is the venue in the Westminster area, located just across the street from Westminster Abbey. The conference lasts three days and has one great …

Data Warehouse Development Is Like an Endless Relay Race

Some time ago we organized a workshop for one of our customers as an introduction to a less popular field called BI governance. It can be loosely defined as a system of internal processes for the operation and continuous development of data warehouses, such as change management, configuration management, release management and so on. We talked about the need for atomic architecture that …

Why Should We Understand Accounting?

Financial accounting is an information system. This was true already many years (maybe centuries) before we came up with the term information system and started using it in connection with computer technology. Information because it processes data and gives its users useful information—for example, about whether their “business” sufficiently assesses invested funds or whether their company is unduly over-indebted despite …

Profinit & COVID-19

We get often asked if we are open for business and how we deal with COVID-19 pandemic. This blogpost says ‘we are open for business’ and provides more details about the local situation, our projects and international business. The situation in the Czech Republic Similar to other countries facing COVID-19 epidemic, the Czech government put in place number of measures …