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Px, EM or REM

Thursday July 27, 2017 by Carmela Beiro

In CSS there are different units of measurement that can be used for expressing length, among which are pixels, EMs, REMs and percentages. So this raises the question, which one of them should be used? Pixels (px) are the simplest and most commonly used unit of measurement by developers. They are great for getting pixel perfect designs as they are absolute length units, they always represent the same fixed size.

Octobot Ranked as Top Web & Mobile App Developer by Clutch

Thursday July 20, 2017 by Juan Saavedra

Our experience working with clients is something we are very proud of, and our clients are proud of our results too. Recently, some of our clients spoke about their experiences working with us and identified us as one of Clutch’s top web & mobile application developers, in Latin America.

Elasticsearch decay functions

Monday June 26, 2017 by Verónica Martínez

In one of our recent projects we had to present users with a list of business establishments, usually filtered by category. This could simply be achieved with a filter, but it would hardly be useful for a user to receive a randomly ordered list of places. Considering all this information was stored in an Elasticsearch index, we decided to take advantage of Elasticsearch’s relevance scoring. The places have some interesting attributes that would help us present them more efficiently to the users.

Angular Evolution

Friday June 9, 2017 by Rodrigo Suárez

We have worked with AngularJS in the past, creating successful projects for our customers. Yet, lately we have been developing new projects based on React. Did we ditch it? Well, no. And we are actively looking into the Angular Evolution.

React Native Navigation

Tuesday May 30, 2017 by Nicolás Martínez

Traditionally, the de-facto solutions for multiplatform mobile apps were based on hybrid frameworks like Ionic, which uses web technologies (HTML, CSS, JS) to write and render the app on any device. It’s a great framework, it makes its best in order to reproduce a near-native behavior to provide the best user experience, but sometimes our projects require the real look and feel of an iOS and Android app. In the last year, we’ve been working on some web projects based on React, the well-known web framework made by Facebook, and it was a satisfying experience.

iBeacon technology in Swift

Tuesday April 25, 2017 by Alexander Berguer

In the past days, we’ve been working on an iOS project that uses iBeacon technology, and we believe that is an excellent opportunity to share a bit of our work with it. In this post, we’ll show you the very basics on how to use them in Swift.

State and Props in React

Wednesday April 19, 2017 by Constanza Rodríguez

A few months ago we started a new project. We were used to work with Angular but this required something else. After some research we decided to use React.

Using the Werkzeug debugger with Django

Friday April 7, 2017 by Juan Saavedra

Some time ago, while researching about Flask we came across the Werkzeug project and we noticed one very special feature, the interactive debugger