STX Next: DevOps for End-To-End Application Development
Jose Mendoza, Senior Delivery Manager
The underlying definition of DevOps illustrates seamless synchronization between the development and the operations teams to achieve faster time to market intervals. It serves as the secret sauce for agile practitioners to achieve stability while maintaining consistency in the software development process. Consequently, pioneering application developers such as STX Next abide by the DevOps philosophy to enhance the efficiency of the development operations. The company’s capabilities are best illustrated in the testimonial by Javad Zahir, the CTO of a client organization, “Not only did STX Next bring excellent software engineering skills to the table, but they also backed it with a deep knowledge on applying Agile SCRUM and related methodologies to development and delivery processes.”
STX Next has cultivated an extensive toolset of application development and team collaboration processes to assist its clients in their journey of business transformation. “The DevOps journey is like painting a picture; one needs to be sure of what goes into it before taking the paintbrush to the canvas. At STX Next, we always aim to understand the client's core business, its requirements and challenges before kicking off the collaboration. Our goal is to become a real partner for our clients, not only another outsourcing company,” explains Jose Mendoza, Senior Delivery Manager at STX Next.
Our goal is to become a real partner for our clients, not only another outsourcing company
The company believes in taking complete ownership of development processes, right from the initial stages of the development by providing end-to-end support. STX Next’s comprehensive technology stack essentially strengthens clients’ business capabilities by employing a suite of services such as Product Management, UI and UX design, and full-fledged DevOps orchestration.
STX Next is also referred to as the “Python Powerhouse” for its proficiency in Python and software engineering methodologies, in addition to expertise in web and mobile applications, product design, and software testing services. Owing to these diverse skill sets, STX Next has bagged over 200 projects, consequently assisting more than 100 companies in a span of 13 years. Having partnered with clients across Fintech, Marketing, FMCG, Cybersecurity, Real Estate and even non-profit organizations, STX Next does not limit its service portfolio to any specific genre but instead strives to understand the business requirements of clients from different sectors.
“Clients have approached us with different business requirements. Some of them would have already designed an overall business structure for application development whereas some of them would rely on us to take responsibility for architecture design and development processes, in addition to redesigning their business structure entirely,” explains Mendoza. One of STX Next’s recent collaborations demonstrates the software house's capabilities in taking complete ownership of client engagements. “One of our clients was looking only for a couple of developers to strengthen their operation capabilities, but after some iterations we built enough trust and ended up offering support to migrate their whole infrastructure and upgrade the architecture of the whole solution while maintaining the business up and running,” points out Mendoza.
STX Next excels at inventing solutions that precisely fit an organization’s profile in terms of technological advancements required to stay on the bleeding edge of innovation. “Several years ago, we were expecting cloud technologies to boom in the European market, and look at where we are today. Observing this evolution, we feel that having everything in place—all the prerequisites that a client would need in terms of software development—goes a long way in attaining true business transformation,” concludes Mendoza.