The following video is the core content of the second part of a Desing Thinking workshop imparted by our friend Michael Gharabiklou, Founder/Managing Partner at Quor Studio. You can watch part one here.
On his visit to TangoSource’s México’s Headquarters, our friend Michael Gharabiklou, Founder/Managing Partner at Quor Studio, shared his knowledge about Design Thinking with us.
The following video is the core content of a 3-hour workshop and the first part of a 2-video series. It Includes the Design Thinking process and the importance of empathy in this methodology, among other topics.
What is prop drilling?
“Prop drilling is when a prop is passed to a Component only for the sole purpose of passing it down to a child.”
In React, it is pretty common to find yourself writing a lot of boilerplate code for passing a value to a component, only to pass that component down again to a child, and this can be repeated as many times with many children as needed, until the data you are passing down reaches the component where you need it.
Not only this will cause a considerable amount of extra code written, but it will also affect the architectural design of your component, which will now require to have a property that the component itself will...
As TangoSource’s role description says, web designers are architects of the web. They focus on the look and feel of the website; and so, they should be visual arts experts, who are skilled in color scheming, graphic design, UX and information flow. However, this is just a glance at the whole knowledge baggage that a web designer should own and dominate in order to create good and effective web solutions.
The web design process is not a linear path, but a convergence of multiple disciplines, techniques, and methodologies, which have to adapt to every project’s needs, whilst keeping up with the new technologies coming up every day. It involves and integrates several disciplines as Information Architecture, SEO, User Experience...
“Geek out” might seem like a strange and vague company value, so why write an entire blog post about that value alone? I recently met with a consultant who came down to our main development office in Colima a few months ago, and we were discussing her experience with us. By comparison to different service firms in Mexico, some who have their employees drink the Kool-Aid, she felt that a key advantage for us is one particular cultural element: Geek Out.
When I wrote our company culture document a few years ago, I put a lot of myself into it, based on my reality at the time and my aspirations for what a nearshore product development shop could be. After...
APIs have become more and more popular due to increasing demand for development of mobile and single page apps, and so the need of sessionless server-side applications, being those that are token-based the most popular ones now days due to their relative easy implementation. Here you have a great example that uses JWT to secure a microservice-based application.
JWT (or jot) stands for JSON Web Token and as it states it is a web token structured in a JSON format. JWTs are composed of 3 parts: the header, the payload, and the signature. In short, the header contains the type of token and the algorithm for the cryptographic signing; the payload (or claim) contains the information wanted to securely send to...
Recently at Tangosource I was assigned to work on an internal project named Dev Jobs (see dev jobs on iOS and dev jobs on Android), where I had the chance to work next to great teammates and implement a microservice architecture with Ruby on Rails, nodeJS, JWT, Ionic, Docker, and several testing tools, including RSpec, Mocha, Frisby, and Protractor. In this first post, I’ll explain the basics of the microservice architecture.
What is a Microservice Architecture ?
Martin Fowler gives a great definition.
"The microservice architectural style is an approach to developing a single application as a suite of small services, each running in its own process and communicating with lightweight mechanisms, often an HTTP resource API. These services are built...
Back when software was developed in Fortran and C, you needed a lot of knowledge to write anything of significance. Originally, Fortran lacked even the concept of a data structure . In the 1990s, an array was a contiguous chunk of memory containing a fixed number of structs or of pointers. Alternatively, one could create a struct where one field was a pointer to the next struct in the array, a true linked list. You had to write all the code that manipulated anything. You had to decide if an array or a linked list was best for each situation. You had to decide if you were gonna use Quick Sort or needed a Heap Sort or if a...
Curious about senior recruiting and communities? Here's a talk I did at Hirepalooza 2015. Here are the Hirepalooza 2015 slides, which might help, given a couple jumps in the video. This is the description from the talk:
Even if you have a limited budget you still need to recruit tech talent. Join Eric Siegfried, CEO of TangoSource as he talks about how to find and hire the most critical technical talent on your team-- even when you have close to no budget. From this session you'll learn how to build and leverage an ecosystem, relate more to senior talent, and raise the level of your team.