Intive Blog
Intive Argentina's blog emerges as a space for spreading and discussing the knowledge that our staff creates, circulates and regenerates in the corridors of the company and in instances of collective production such as our technologies' teams. It's a place of divulgation but above all, of autonomy, collaboration and creativity. We invite you to explore it and -through reading and comment exchange- be part of it. Welcome!

Coronavirus, Epidemies and Technology

In case you haven’t seen the news for the past few weeks, the Coronavirus outbreak has been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). It’s better to listen to experts about the impact this may have on the economy, society, people...

A Comparison Between Packer and ECS Image Builder

Let’s consider the process of making a new server available to run our applications on: We have to follow several steps to be able to do that in production. We could divide this process into three main stages:  Stage 1: Starting an Instance  This...

The CrESI App: A Bridge towards Sex Education

After four years of hard work, a few months ago we launched the 2.0 version of CrESI for iOS, an app that aims to provide easy access to information about sex education. It’s intended to be used by teenagers and educators inside and outside the...

What I learned on my UX Job Search — Part II

Looking for a new job, especially in competitive sectors such as UX & Design, can be a long and stressful process. As a perfectionist, I like to always be prepared when it’s time to board a challenging project. These are some points & steps...

Working with Distributed Teams

The world and the working dynamics are ever changing, especially in the IT universe. Nowadays, our home can also be our workplace, jobs are goal-oriented rather than time-dependent, and teams are often heterogeneous and multicultural. Today we will...

Today, together we are intive 

Over the last few months we’ve been working so hard to let everyone know we are changing, evolving into something new, something better. We were convinced this was for good, and we still believe it changes our perspectives. We have partnered, now...

Manual vs. Automation Testing 

“Are you a manual or automation tester?” That’s a typical question any recruiter or colleague could ask you, forcing you to make a choice. If you say “I’m a manual tester”, you convey the idea (I don’t know where it comes from) that you’re old...

Go, go, go! Golang

Golang, the programming language developed by Google, was officially launched in 2011 but has gained popularity only recently. It’s a modern language that adapts to each Internet capacity and speed, and is optimized to enable thousands of users to...

Preparing our Meetup: The Testing Universe

We’re growing as a company, not just in terms of infrastructure but also in terms of talent. That’s why we recently held the first in-house quality meetup to discuss relevant, current topics in the testing universe. It was delivered by our...

Improving the User Experience of State Services

While more and more companies are beginning to understand the importance of designing based on the user experience, the public sector lags behind. That’s a source of concern for two reasons. One is that the digital services provided by the state...

The Utopia of Single-State Applications

The cliché that goes “If you have to force it, leave it” is also applicable in Systems Engineering, with a more technical than philosophical sense. Seriously though, how often have you spent hours wondering if your application justified a single...

MWC: A Congress Unlike Anything We Have Seen

This was the first Mobile World Congress Javier Brugues, one of intive-FDV’s partners, attended to. He told us that the congress was so big that couldn’t be compared to anything we’ve seen in Argentina. “They know what they’re doing,” he said about...

The Case of Pepe and Unit Testing

“Pepe, your testing has failed,” reports the team leader. Pepe checks again but can’t figure out where the error is. Due to lack of time or who knows what, he proceeds to deploy the function to QA as it is: raw and lacking a unit test...

What is Human Centered Design?

People will embrace your ideas when you design from their perspective. That’s what Human Centered Design pursuits. Also referred to as “participatory design”, this kind of approach focus on final users needs, behaviors, feelings, thinking and...

CES and our top 10 mind-blowing devices

CES 2019 wrapped up a few weeks ago with, as always, some mind-blowing gadgets. It came to our knowledge that there was a little commotion related to a gender-gap matter, but case aside, this year brought us at least 4 out of 9 speakers that were...