How HoloLens can help business development

Published on April 10, 2018
- in Blog, Opinion, Projects & Know-How

Getting new clients is one of the most difficult tasks for any company. Still, new clients are requisite for growth. To this end, business development, along with marketing and advertising, play a crucial role.

However, even if the internet and mobile devices have brought about new channels, people are exposed to hundreds of ads per day. That makes it increasingly harder to stand out in a crowded market, both for business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) companies.

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How to make your CV stand out

Published on January 17, 2018
- in Blog, Opinion, Qubiz Academy

Many people made a New Year’s resolution to invest in their careers in 2018. Probably so did you. A top-notch resume comes in handy in order to keep this resolution.

We made a list of tips that will help you make your resume stand out. These can be useful whether you need to polish a CV that’s been for a long time somewhere on your PC or whether you need to create your very first professional autobiography.

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What makes a good developer? 5 seniors weigh in

Published on January 11, 2018
- in Blog, Opinion, Projects & Know-How

While creating the job description for a .NET developer, we made a list of what we’re looking for in a candidate. In the process, a question crossed our minds. Technical expertise aside, what is it that makes a good developer?

Since there’s no official research on the topic, we thought we’d investigate a bit. So we asked around the office. Here’s what our colleagues shared with us.

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Why testers are hunters and developers are farmers

Published on November 14, 2017
- in Blog, Opinion, Qubiz Academy

I have a question for you: will you be happy doing what you do in the present 10 years from now? Or on the contrary, quite likely you’ll realize that you ended up on the wrong side of the IT spectrum? If that happens, let’s hope it won’t be too late…

It happens all too often that ads for testing jobs attract candidates who think of QA as a jumping board for a future career in development. With this plan in mind, they’ll accept testing as a temporary job, while really aiming for a developer position. When (and if!) they succeed getting their “dream job”, the HR specialist has to find another QA…

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6 things we learned from machine learning projects

Published on October 31, 2017
- in Blog, Opinion, Projects & Know-How

What was once considered science fiction is now becoming reality as developers have the resources and the tools to build artificial intelligence programs. Increased computing power in hardware, massive amounts of data and the wide availability of dedicated frameworks – all those are propelling the development of machine learning.

Still, artificial intelligence and machine learning are both a challenge and an opportunity for business and developers alike. While they can secure a competitive advantage for companies, developing such applications is largely uncharted territory.

As we constantly invest in research, we’ve started experimenting with these technologies ourselves. Here’s what we learned from it.

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Taking a leap of faith

Published on June 21, 2017
- in Blog, Opinion, The Qubiz Culture

The obstacles and rewards of changing your role in a software company

Nowadays professionals tend to change jobs every 3 to 5 years. You can observe this tendency especially in dynamic industries such as IT&C. At Qubiz, we believe there are better ways to build your career. Why leave your comrades when you can find new opportunities within the same company?

Most of our colleagues choose this path. In some cases they switch projects or learn a new technology, and in other instances they take up new roles and responsibilities. I asked Răzvan – who arguably has the most interesting career path inside the company – to tell us his story.

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Why you should outsource software development

Published on June 6, 2017
- in Blog, Opinion

It’s no longer news: companies that don’t embrace digital have a small chance of staying in business 2-3 years from now. So, what’s the best option for developing the necessary software solutions: setting up in-house or outsourcing to software development companies?

While there are benefits to keeping software development in-house, there are also significant challenges, especially at project outset. Outsourcing teams bypass many of those, making it easier to start the actual development.

Here is a list of aspects to consider.

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Startup Weekend Oradea, 2nd edition

Published on November 1, 2016
- in Blog, Opinion

They say that leaders aren’t born, they’re made. The same can be said about entrepreneurs.

Anyone can become an entrepreneur and Startup Weekend is just the place for it.

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7 Tips to Make the Most of Your Vacation

Published on July 13, 2016
- in Blog, Opinion

Hmm, summer vacation! The most wonderful time of the year (ok, besides Christmas, as the song goes). Anyway, you switch your desk to a sunbed, the four (or more) walls of the office to a breathtaking view, and the daily tasks to adventure… Can one really ask for more?

If only it would last forever longer… While your vacation eventually has to come to an end, you can make it unforgettable.

Unlike the kind of posts you can usually find on The Qubiz Blog, we thought to come up with a summery list of tips to help you get the most out of your break:

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You might not need jQuery

Published on July 12, 2016
- in Blog, Opinion, Projects & Know-How

In the good ol’ days of the www, JavaScript used to be a mess (it’s not so bad nowadays), but there wasn’t too much of an alternative.  John Resig was aware of this and came up with the awesomeness known today as jQuery, which changed the web for the better.  It provided cross-browser consistency and an elegant API.  With this, jQuery became widely used and probably the most well-known JavaScript library to date.

jQuery solved the hard problem of the then-primitive JavaScript, and people liked jQuery so much that a lot of them didn’t even bother to learn “vanilla” JavaScript anymore.  There was not enough reason to do so, jQuery was always around.

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