InfoWorld: Java faces tough climb to catch up to .Net

By the time Java 8 comes out, it'll be another two to five years behind .Net -- and Microsoft's coordinated front

Expensify’s CEO David Barrett has an accounting problem

It isn’t the number of hours you work, but what you accomplish

Expensify’s CEO, David Barrett has an accounting problem.  He thinks that number of hours worked is a great way to judge work ethic.  In fact, his first post started kind of strong, but his follow up degraded into the kind of thing that points at two basic problems: an accounting problem and a project management problem.

Event: Graph Database Durham Un-Meetup

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Based on the popular concept of an Un-Conference, we will have lightning talks based on who is doing interesting Graph things and who shows up. Additionally, we will do hands-on mentored 'up and graphing' labs for those aspiring graphistas and pair-graphing for those who want to explore a GraphDB idea.

Come prepared to tell the crowd something interesting about your graph DB goodness!

6:30 - Pizza & Bull City Burger Beer, yum

7:00 - Welcome

InfoWorld: What are graph databases good for? Here's a killer app


Still using an RDBMS for friend-of-a-friend queries? Big mistake. Enlist a graph database using Neo4j instead

Press Release: 10gen And Open Software Integrators Announce Partnership Supporting MongoDB

10gen, the MongoDB company


DURHAM, N.C., July 29, 2013 -- Open Software Integrators, LLC (OSI), the open source professional services company, today announced a partnership with 10gen, the MongoDB company and leading NoSQL database.

InfoWorld: Love and hate for Java 8


Java 8 brings exciting developments, but as with any new technology, you can count on the good, the bad, and the headaches


Thanks to Michael Brush who contributed significantly to this article. -- ACO

InfoWorld: How my company went 100 percent cloud



A drunk driver expedited our cloud migration. Here's how we swapped in-house apps for the cloud equivalents in record time

Last year I wrote about my New Year's resolution to go all-in with the cloud. I expected to do this gradually. Then disaster struck.

Integrating Workflow With Activiti

Authored by: Phil Rhodes, Senior Consultant at Open Software Integrators

“Workflow Engines” or “BPM” systems are quite a trendy topic these days.  Everywhere you turn, somebody is talking about BPM, BPMS, or Workflow.  So, what is all this stuff?  And how can you implement it in your organization with minimal expenditure and up-front risk?   These are some of the questions we will examine in this article.

Press Release: Open Software Integrators Partners With CloudBees To Provide Cloud-Based Solutions

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  • InfoWorld: How IT can learn to stop worrying and love the cloud

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    PaaS speeds dev times and lowers risk for new apps -- so why does so much IT bureaucracy stand in the way?