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!

Formik Helps us to Stay Sane

How many of you create forms on a regular basis? And how many of you hate them? With this question I started our most recent meetup. At intive we continue to sponsor, organize and participate in various meetups, and this time, we talked about...

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...

Python for Non-Programmers

Those of you with some programming experience know that developers spend much of their time reading code rather than writing it, and that they usually have short, rush delivery times to finish a product or feature. Python is the solution to this: it...

Why Study Programming?

When Minesweeper was a popular computer game and monitors weighed more than 5 kg, my grandma insisted that the only truly perfect thing in the world was a computer, “because computers never make mistakes, they are logical”. There was something...

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...

7 non-obvious trends in 2019

This year we’ve attended SXSW. Well, actually Mariana did, and came back amazed by some of the sessions. One of them was the one performed by Rohit Bhargava, marketing expert and trend curator. In this opportunity Rohit talked about non-obvious...

Google and the Gamer’s Dream

As gamer, could you imagine having all the games you ever dreamed of available in one place? Suppose you could play Assassin’s Creed or Doom Eternal in 4K streaming, 60 frames per second with HDR compatibility. Can you imagine? If you live in...

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...

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...

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...

FemIT Conf 2018

November 17th 2018 marked the 1st birthday of LasDeSistemas, “the IT girls” community. We thought that the best way to celebrate it was to honor one of our goals: visibility. We spent the two previous months organizing the birthday event, which...

Boosting the Courage of Women Developers

Signs with the phrase “Be bold” could be seen during the Grace Hopper Celebration. It was the second conference Lu Capón attended to, and there was a marked difference with the previous one. This time, women encouraged each other. “Speak out”...

Design Thinking: Ideation

In another chapter of the series on Design Thinking applied to internal communications, we will discuss the ideation stage. The Ideation Stage This is the third stage of the process, in which ideas begin to take shape. Based on the information...

Flutter, Google’s new bet

Flutter, a new framework for crafting native apps for iOS and Android by Google, boasts design, animation and performance. When the first meetup for this software development kit (SDK) was announced in Argentina, several members of our Android and...

Hacking the brain

We work in a very competitive industry where tight deadlines, high complexity and continuous learning are the norm. Also, our work is 99% mental and 1% physical, and the physical part is just typing on a keyboard. This can lead to stressful...

Resources and Practices for Learning Languages

There are many ideas around learning a new language. “What’s the purpose of studying a language that isn’t useful for business?” “English is the only language you need to know” “It’s hard to learn a new language” “Are you bilingual yet?” Depending...

Functional Programming

While some of us have been introduced to functional programming at college, some may have heard a bit about it and others may have used it with the implementations offered by some languages in the market. To them, the essence of the concept of...

Breaking the Monolith: Microservices

On August 28th, I attended the .Net Meetup organized by DataArt, where we discussed microservices implemented with ASP.NET Core. And today I wanted to tell you about the characteristics of a microservices architecture. Most of this article is based...