Java Developers: Are you still exclusive to Java?

I'm doing some background for a future InfoWorld article.  If you identify (or did identify) as a Java developer, can you answer this very quick survey (could take you up to 5 minutes if you type/click slow).  I appreciate it!


Cloud Worst Practices: What Not To Do Webinar


Cloud Worst Practices Webinar hosted by CloudBees & Open Software Integrators!

Date and time:     
Thursday, September 19, 2013 1:00 pm 
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) 

Thursday, September 19, 2013 1:00 pm 
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

InfoWorld: The bare-bones cloud, Why bother?

Happy Cloud


IaaS plays like Amazon EC2 mainly provide a way for you to do what you're already doing for a little less money. PaaS and SaaS deliver a lot more

I've been surprised at the way fairly traditional companies have embraced the cloud -- but don't always embrace the benefits. For most, the payoff has been relatively small and confined to the infrastructure layer.

Why work here? A Word From The Chocolatier.

There are many reasons you'd want to work at Open Software Integrators; you could be on the cutting-edge of MongoDB and Java development, building a large Amazon EC2 platform, or crafting a mobile app for a local event in Durham. Every year brings a new set of technologies, and we get our hands dirty with most of them.

But also, there's the chocolate.


Why work here? Choose your own adventure.

In preparation for speaking at the Big Data TechCon this October, I wanted to build a sample app to help demonstrate some of the topics.  The talk is on some features of MongoDB, so I needed to accumulate some data.  I thought about scraping Twitter, or some news RSS feed, but thought my colleagues would have much more interesting content to provide, so I built a chat room.  It was a great excuse for me play around with websockets and delve into the source code of passport(authentication middleware for Node.js).  I spent a day putting it together and emailed the link out to my coworkers.

InfoWorld: Why Microsoft .Net failed



Microsoft tried, but it couldn't win the hearts and minds of developers who weren't already indoctrinated -- and it alienated others along the way

Why work here? Open Software Integrators is in walking distance to 3 breweries.

Yesterday was a pretty normal day at Open Software Integrators.  Developers were in the back room (aka the Battle Bridge) working on a new Amazon EC2 cloud environment for a client.  The client is cloud and MongoDB from the ground up and offers a multi-tenant SaaS offering aimed at a specific industry.  

Some of the developers in the front room (aka the Flight Deck) were finishing up a mobile app for a client.  It is mainly a multi-media educational app for Android and iPhone.  

News: Congratulations to Jonathan Freeman on his City of Chicago Hackathon Win!

Congratulations to our very own, Jonathan Freeman on his win at the Wheels, Energy & Trash Hackathon hosted by the City of Chicago this past weekend!


photo provided by

InfoWorld: 6 technologies you should learn this year

Ticked Checkbox


There's a saying in tech: March or die -- so stop slacking and study up. Your cube mate is already on No. 4

Technology moves fast! If you're stuck in your cube editing Java 1.3 code or messing with PowerBuilder, you probably live in an area of the country where there's only one employer. Most of us have to figure out what we need to learn, or at least become acquainted with, just to keep our careers on track.

Event: DevDroid Meetup August 21

Open Software Integrators is hosting the Triangle Android Developers Group! OSI will be providing pizza, drinks and wifi. 

Sign Up Here!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Location: (Instructions for parking can be found under Durham office directions)

Open Software Integrators

345 W. Main St. Suite 201

Durham, NC 27701


About the group: