Category: Technology

Facebook: “Your user agreement sucks”

By  on April 13, 2018

In:Technology

Welcome to our reflection of Facebook’s greatest crisis to date. March 17th the story broke – the analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica had obtained the personal data of more than 87 […]

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How to easily disinfect a WordPress blog

By  on April 11, 2018

In:Quality Assurance |Technology |Testing

As everyone knows, WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that is constantly being updated. If we don’t update it, we take the risk of someone entering and manipulating the […]

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Why are there so many cryptocurrencies?

By  on April 4, 2018

In:Technology

There are 1583 cryptocurrencies listed on coinmarketcap.com. That is more than all the different types of fiat currencies in the world. The question many people ask is, why are there […]

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How to easily create a private cloud using BeDrive

By  on March 21, 2018

In:Cloud |Technology

  In this post I will show you how to create a private cloud using BeDrive and upload it on any host. BeDrive is a platform used to create a […]

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Mobile World Congress showed how 5G will change the world

By  on March 6, 2018

In:Technology

I’ve just come back from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona and it was quite different from last year. A year ago, everybody was talking about 5G, but barely […]

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How to Dockerize Angular, React or Vue Web Apps

By  on March 1, 2018

In:Technology

In this post, I will show you how can you easily build an existing web app developed with Angular, React or Vue; inside a Docker container, so that you can […]

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4 tips when migrating from Object Oriented Programming to Functional Programming

By  on February 7, 2018

In:software development |Technology

Basic Comparison If you are a software developer and develop in object oriented programming languages, such as Java or C# and want to start developing in a functional programming language […]

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How to decide between RDBMS and HADOOP?

By  on February 1, 2018

In:Technology

What are the differences between traditional or RDBMS and Hadoop database systems? Both traditional relational (RDBMS) and Hadoop database systems have similar functionalities in terms of collection, storage, processing, recovery, […]

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Successful women in tech: Bárbara Lipinski

By  on January 26, 2018

In:Human Resources |Technology

All this week I have been publishing profiles of women who have built successful careers at Belatrix. You can read the other profiles of Silvana, Julieta, Rossana, and Yosit. Each […]

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Successful women in tech: Rossana García

By  on January 24, 2018

In:Human Resources |Technology

All of this week I am publishing profiles of some of the women who work at Belatrix. We know that there is still a long way to go to achieve […]

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Successful women in tech: Julieta Barrionuevo

By  on January 23, 2018

In:Human Resources |Technology

All this week I am publishing profiles of women working at Belatrix. As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, the gender gap in the tech industry unfortunately remains persistent. I’m hoping […]

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Successful women in tech: Silvana Gaia

By  on January 22, 2018

In:Human Resources |Technology

Gender equality continues to be a major issue in the technology industry. Recently Nearshore Americas published an article examining the issue of gender in the nearshore services market, and found […]

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Understanding Containers

By  on January 22, 2018

In:Technology

Introduction The aim of this article is to provide a better understanding of containers, independent from the provider (whether Docker or Rkt, etc.). It provides a useful overview, as well […]

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Billions of dollars in research, and I still can’t buy a self-driving car! Our highlights of CES 2018

By  on January 16, 2018

In:Consumer Electronics |Technology

Another year has come, which means another gadget extravaganza at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to Fortune Magazine, this year there were “4,000 exhibitors […]

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Progressive Web Apps – the future?

By  and on January 10, 2018

In:Cross Platform |Software Product Development |Technology

Progressive web apps have been in the news a lot recently – organizations ranging from WhatsApp to NASA are using the technology. But what are they exactly, and what advantages […]

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Nuestros 5 principales blogs del 2017 y lo que significan para el próximo año

By  on January 4, 2018

In:Spanish |Technology

Durante el 2017, Belatrix ha investigado y publicado diversos artículos sobre una gama de tecnologías emergentes, desde el impacto de blockchain (Cadena de Bloques), el potencial del aprendizaje automático y […]

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Our top 5 blogs of 2017 and what they mean for the coming year

By  on January 3, 2018

In:Technology

During 2017 Belatrix has researched and published articles on a range of emerging technologies, from the impact of blockchain, the potential of machine learning and artificial intelligence, to how Angular […]

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The potential of mesh networks to help people during natural disasters

By  on December 14, 2017

In:Technology

Natural disasters are unfortunately a part of life in many countries. In Peru for example, over the years, it has been hit by floods, earthquakes, rock slides, and torrential rains. […]

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Lessons Learned: Firebase Database

By  on November 15, 2017

In:Technology

Introduction If you are here, you probably already know about Firebase. But in case you don’t, here is a small description: Firebase is a backend-as-a-service platform, probably the most popular […]

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How to easily build an Angular 5 app using Visual Studio Code

By  on November 7, 2017

In:Technology

The web development usage of Javascript has tremendously increased, along with the popularity of many IDEs – Integrated development environments. Chief among these is Visual Studio (VS) code, which is […]

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Blockchain businesses: What the Harvard Business Review got wrong

By  on October 12, 2017

In:Technology

Together with independent blockchain consultant Tim Myers, Belatrix has just published a new whitepaper examining the impact of blockchain. This distributed ledger technology has been the subject of much debate in technology circles […]

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Eli Broad: Learning from one of the top 100 greatest business minds

By  on September 26, 2017

In:Healthcare |Technology

The serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, Eli Broad, has been named by Forbes as one of the 100 greatest business minds. In a wonderful quote, Broad says:  “If you look at […]

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Using technology to fight gender-based violence

By  on August 30, 2017

In:Hackathon |Technology

At a time when technology is meeting more and more of our needs, now it’s the turn of personal security. Last Saturday, I attended the Hackathon “Mujer Segura” (“Secure Woman”) […]

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Reflections On Microsoft Inspire And What We Can Expect In 2018

By  on August 17, 2017

In:Technology

A few weeks ago Belatrix attended the Microsoft Partnership event, now called Inspire. Here, it was clear that Microsoft is looking to change the technology and business landscape via new […]

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Experiencing first-hand the retail fashion store of the future

By  on August 9, 2017

In:Technology

Tech and fashion, two of hottest topics are merging together. To find out more about how fashion designers are incorporating technology, I decided to head to 96 Green St. to […]

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Bluetooth Mesh offers new opportunities for innovative CTOs

By  on July 27, 2017

In:Technology

Last week Bluetooth SIG announced a major new update to the Bluetooth wireless standard – the specification for Bluetooth mesh networking. This update has potential to transform the world of […]

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More blockchain and bitcoin startups will mean more innovation

By  on March 31, 2017

In:Financial |Technology

Venture capitalists invested more than $58.8 billion in startups in 2015. Of this $14.8 billion in FinTech funding came in during 2015 in North America. $474 million went to Bitcoin, […]

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MWC 2017 shows how fast the world is changing

By  on March 13, 2017

In:Technology

The world is changing. Nowhere else is that more evident than at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. I attended the event along with the management team of Belatrix, and […]

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The growth of smart home technology

By  on March 3, 2017

In:Internet Of Things |Technology

Smart home technology needs the Internet of Things The smart home technology market is growing quickly. Many entrepreneurial companies are producing smart home devices that can help homeowners use technology […]

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Financial tech disrupting the industry in 2017

By  on February 24, 2017

In:Financial |Technology

Finance describes the business of money, and that’s how most people regard the industry; it’s so much sexier put in those terms. But strip it to its basic elements and […]

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How to become a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

By  on February 8, 2017

In:Technology

Earlier this year I was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). This is an annual award which Microsoft gives to people who have demonstrated their expertise and passion […]

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Moving to a serverless architecture in 2017

By  on January 23, 2017

In:Big data |Cloud |Gartner Research |Technology

In 2017 it is a safe prediction that more and more projects will use big data. The availability and need for data from different sources, whether for real-time analytics in […]

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Our most popular blogs of 2016

By  on January 17, 2017

In:Mobile testing |Software Testing |Technology

This week we’re looking back at the most popular blogs from 2016. These top 5 blogs were the most widely read on the Belatrix blog. 1. A developer’s perspective of […]

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3 key things we learnt at CES 2017

By  on January 10, 2017

In:Technology

Last week we were following closely the announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas. Although some large tech companies choose not to attend, it’s still the […]

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Argentine government making moves to position the country at the top of the tech world

By  on January 3, 2017

In:Technology

A couple of weeks ago I attended a couple of events of the Argentine government, which demonstrate the dramatic changes we can expect in the coming years in the country’s tech […]

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Exploring artificial intelligence and machine learning

By  and on November 17, 2016

In:Machine Learning |Technology

Last week Belatrix attended the XXI Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition (CIARP) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, one of the leading Peruvian universities. The event explored artificial intelligence […]

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Peru’s emerging and dynamic entrepreneurial scene

By  on November 10, 2016

In:Business |Technology

Following on from the recent blog by my colleague Sylwia Nowak providing an overview of the key terms of entrepreneurship, I want to build on the blog post to examine […]

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Belatrix helps to integrate programming in high schools

By  on October 25, 2016

In:Technology

Researchers from Kennedy University recently examined more than 14,000 job offers in Argentina and discovered that 78% of job demand is concentrated in just eight professions. This data reflects the […]

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Top tips for using eggPlant

By  on October 11, 2016

In:Technology

Introduction eggPlant is an increasingly popular testing automation tool, which aims to approach testing the same way as a customer uses the software. It brings in a level of intuition […]

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Are you implementing machine learning?

By  on October 6, 2016

In:Technology

Machine learning is garnering more and more attention in the tech industry. It was recently listed as one of the top emerging technologies by the analyst company Forrester Research. Reflective […]

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InsureTech, A New Approach Shifts an Industry

By  on October 5, 2016

In:Technology

“When it comes to technology, the giants shaping the industry are trailing 20 years behind. They have vast stores of data, but aren’t leveraging them to improve the standard of […]

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The potential of healthtech to transform healthcare

By  on August 23, 2016

In:Healthcare |Technology

New technologies are changing healthcare and providing new opportunities for both how care is delivered, as well providing the basis for new treatments. Digital health is providing individuals with greater […]

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25 Mobile Testing Tools You Cannot Live Without

By  on August 4, 2016

In:Mobile |Mobile testing |Software Testing |Technology |Web Services

MOBILE TESTING TOOLS Since mobile applications have become ever more important, an increasing variety of tools and online resources have emerged to help you test them. Tools exist for native […]

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Pokémon Go and the boom of Augmented Reality

By  on August 2, 2016

In:Technology

Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality have been around for a number of years, but so far they have only seen gradual adoption. Until now. Pokémon Go was released in early […]

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Key Takeaways from Fintech Week London

By  on July 26, 2016

In:Financial |Technology

Last week I, along with Belatrix colleagues, attended Fintech Week London, a key industry event in the rapidly growing world of fintech (and, interestingly, the event actually consisted of first […]

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When to use Selenium IDE, RC and WebDriver

By  on July 19, 2016

In:Technology

In the first blog of this series, I provided an overview of the key components of Selenium. In this blog, I will analyze Selenium IDE, RC, and WebDriver and help […]

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Understanding Selenium Components

By  on July 5, 2016

In:Technology

The Selenium Components framework has several different components which often cause people to get confused as to what to do or which one to use to test their applications. This […]

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Brexit and what it means for the tech services industry

By  on June 29, 2016

In:Innovation |Technology

With Brexit we’re witnessing the greatest political, economic, and social upheaval in the UK that we’ve seen for decades. For the UK tech industry, the research firm Gartner predicts that […]

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How VR technology will transform industries beyond gaming

By  on May 30, 2016

In:Technology

VR technology for gamers. This is the year of virtual reality, or VR. This is the year when the price of VR technology will finally be affordable enough for mass […]

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Harnessing the Power of Data Science for Your Business

By  on April 6, 2016

In:Technology

Data science has been the biggest buzzword in business analytics since 2012, when Harvard Business Review declared it the “sexiest” job. In the years that followed, applications of data science […]

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Promoting women in the male-dominated technology industry

By  on March 8, 2016

In:Technology

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. To help celebrate, I want to highlight some of the key steps that we take here at Belatrix to promote women in our […]

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Mobile world congress shows a digital advertising bubble

By  on March 1, 2016

In:Technology

Coming back from a few days in the beautiful city of Barcelona, I want to share some of my highlights from Mobile World Congress (MWC) My overall impression was that […]

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Javascript Functional Programming

By  on February 23, 2016

In:software development |Technology

In the previous blog post “Why you should consider Functional Programming“, we discussed the benefits of changing our mindset into a more interesting approach. The advantages of functional programming include: […]

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Why you should consider Functional Programming

By  on February 16, 2016

In:Software Product Development |Technology

Every developer, team leader and product manager knows that the world moves fast. And I mean fast enough to make us all feel dizzy with weekly new breakthroughs and new […]

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What is happening in Fintech

By  on February 2, 2016

In:Financial |Technology

Financial services in one of the most technology-intensive industries out there. It is of little surprise therefore that in recent years we’ve seen the emergence of so-called “fintech” – the […]

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Our top blogs of 2015 and what they mean for 2016

By  on January 15, 2016

In:Technology |UI |UX |Wearables

We decided to review our top blog posts of 2015 to identify the key trends and determine what those trends will mean for 2016. Here’s our analysis: 1. How to easily […]

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A developer’s perspective of CES 2016

By  on January 12, 2016

In:Technology

Last week thousands of different tech companies and start-ups around the world visited Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronic Show 2016. I had the chance to join the excitement once […]

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Starter guide to implement Responsive Design

By  on October 30, 2015

In:Technology |Web design

Nowadays anyone can access from multiple devices to any website they want. In fact, the sales of mobiles devices such as tablets, smartphones and phablets excess by far the sales […]

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How Programmers Should Secure Passwords

By  on September 8, 2015

In:Technology

Sometimes when we examine a web site we find passwords in plain text. It goes without saying that programmers should never keep their passwords in plain text in the database. […]

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Argentina Focuses On Programming In Schools

By  on September 1, 2015

In:Technology

Talent is the major concern for CEOs in 2015. Particularly in the fast growing technology sector, where new skills are constantly required, finding the right talent at the right time […]

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SOAtest Versus SoapUI

By  and on August 20, 2015

In:API |Technology

Modern composite applications are aggregating and consuming private, partner, and public APIs at a staggering pace in order to achieve business goals. As applications grow increasingly interdependent, the security, functionality, […]

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How Open Source Will Drive The IOT Revolution – Join Our Webinar Tomorrow!

By  on August 10, 2015

In:Technology |Webinar

Businesses must prepare for the convergence of two of the most transformative trends in technology – open source and the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT, put simply, involves using […]

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How To Use The Latest Tools In Android Design

By  on July 28, 2015

In:Technology

Two months ago we analyzed the announcements from Google IO 2015. Looking deeper into those announcements, we now want to examine what’s new with Android Design. What are the new […]

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Microsoft Launches Visual Studio 2015

By  on July 21, 2015

In:Technology

How To Easily Integrate AngularJS With Visual Studio 2015 Yesterday Microsoft announced the release of Visual Studio 2015, which is now available for download. In addition, Microsoft announced that .Net […]

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What Is IoT And 5 Tips When Creating Yours

By  on July 13, 2015

In:Business |Technology

Creating your own Internet of Things (IoT) network will often be fraught with difficulty. Crucially you’ll need to understand how to drive value and insights, from a vast array of […]

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Reflections From The Developer Conference Season

By  on June 23, 2015

In:Technology

The last few weeks have been a hectic time for those in the technology industry. Major events from Google I/O to Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) made headlines both inside […]

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Apple´s Developer Conference Hits The Right Notes

By  on June 15, 2015

In:Technology

Last week at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2015, Apple finally revealed what it´s been working on and what’s coming up. Altogether this was an excellent event by Apple, demonstrating […]

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Our Highlights Of Google I/O 2015

By  on June 2, 2015

In:Technology

One of the most important events for developers is Google I/O. At the event Google not only shows off its most remarkable projects, but also demonstrates new features and what […]

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How To Build Amazing Apps Using Isomorphic Applications

By  on May 25, 2015

In:Technology

The evolution of JavaScript continues to rapidly accelerate. Full stack development with JavaScript has become very popular. In this blog post I will take a look at a new concept […]

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