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WEBINAR: Revealing clients’ behaviour from transactional data

We are living in a world of relations. Every click on a link, every article, image or video you have seen, every like you have given – those all make relations between you and some content. This fact is not applicable to social media exclusively. In the land of banking transactions, you are creating relations by sending and receiving money. Real, hard-earned …

Experiences from TechEd 2020 Online

TechEd is a purely Czech, professional conference where IT experts share information about what’s new in the world of IT, and this was their 18th annual event. As in previous years, Profinit was a conference partner, so my colleagues and I couldn’t miss it. What was different from previous years was that this year’s conference was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, so it …

Data Platform for Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is a cryptic concept under which different people imagine different things. Most would agree that digital transformation is associated with new technologies and their use for new types of services, products and processes. The term digital transformation has a long history. Google lists 1,450 search results for this term from the year 1998. That is the year Google was founded as …

Doing a master’s thesis at work: Killing two birds with one stone

As we already mentioned in a previous blog article, as part of our long-term cooperation with universities, we help students with their final theses and offer them real experience working on our projects. This was the case with Šárka, who Ondřej Zýka took under his wing. Like every master’s student, Šárka waited until just before the last year of study to …

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 …