Pixum Software Engineering Blog
An insight into our development team, what we do and how we work

Welcome to the Pixum Software Engineering Blog!

This is our home in the WWW where we give you an insight into our development team, what we do and how we work.

Uploading images from external devices via WebRTC 2023

Guled Said-Osman

Today, we want to introduce you to one of our latest features, which we are particularly proud of: the external or smartphone upload of images. In this blog post, we will show you how we implemented this feature using WebRTC and how it can make the lives of our users much easier. So, let’s dive right in and explore the world of client-peering and interactive device communication!


Hiring Developers at Pixum

Christian Seifert

Let’s face it: finding the right talent has become one of the biggest challenges for companies, particularly when it comes to software developers. In today’s competitive job market, top developers are in high demand and companies are struggling to attract and retain them.

As someone who has been on both sides of the fence - as a developer searching for new opportunities and as a department head looking for new team members, I know firsthand the difficulties of the hiring process. Unfortunately, many of the hiring processes that we read about on the internet are less than optimal, and candidates often feel undervalued and unappreciated.

That’s why, at Pixum, we’ve worked hard to create a hiring process that not only attracts the best talent but also ensures that candidates feel respected and valued throughout the process.


Conference review: w-jax Munich 2022

Christian Seifert

I had the pleasure of attending the w-jax 2022 in Munich this year, both as a speaker and as an attendee.

Breaking out of the daily routine and getting inspired by new topics and ideas is always not just entertaining but really helps me to put things into perspective and get some inspiration for what’s ahead in my own team and company,

A couple of talks that I heard were especially interesting and/or inspiring and I would give a short shoutout to these great speakers.


Conference review: c/o data science Bonn 2022

Hendrik Gruß

We would like to give you a short recap of our visit at the data science barcamp “c/o data science Bonn 2022”.

Patrick and I (Hendrik) attended the conference on the 13th September and gained some interesting insights into how data science is used in different fields and companies. You can find out more about the event at https://www.co-datascience.de/bonn/bn22_program/.

In this blog post I will talk about the key insights from the keynotes.


Pixum Schnuppertag for Developers

Christian Seifert

The “Schnuppertag” is one of the essential steps within our hiring process. It gives both Pixum and you as a candidate the chance to get to know the other side and evaluate if we want to work together.

In this article I would like to give you an overview of why we think a Schnuppertag is useful and how a Schuppertag is organized.


Testing with dates in Java

Christian Seifert

When working with date and time data we often struggle to create good test cases. A typical reflex is to say “We cannot really test this as we don’t know when the test is run and the object under test might give us different results depending on the day and the time”.

However there are some good strategies to test our code, even when it depends on specific dates and times.


Welcome to the Pixum Engineering Blog

Christian Seifert

We would like to welcome you to the Pixum Software Engineering Blog.

This will be our place where we’ll share what we do, our opinions, things that we’ve learned and give you insight into our work. Along the way you may pickup a bit of our company culture, the way we approach problems and how we think.

If you have comments, feedback or would like to get in touch with us simply drop us an email at engineering-blog@pixum.com.