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InfoWorld: Web technologies that deserve to die

Spring WebFlow, Seam, WebBeans, and related beasts must meet their extinction. Who thought evermore client state on the server was a grand idea anyway?

In the beginning we had the Web 1.0. Each time you clicked on an item or hit Post, the request went round trip to the server, then back to the client and re-rendered. This was slow, looked nothing like a real application, and caused people to become alcoholics, ActiveX users, or -- worst of all -- Flash developers.

InfoWorld: Stop headhunters from ruining meetups

Business Man

 

It's tough to find talent. But recruiters, headhunters, and their ilk should be banned from meetups and user groups before they kill them

InfoWorld: How to screw up your MongoDB schema design

MongoDB, Inc.

 

Mongo has recently become a thing. Fortunately, some RDBMS skills port over easily -- but schema design isn't one of them

Tonight I'm going to a sold-out MongoDB eventhosted by my company at our local startup incubator. Already, 250 have people signed up. That's a pretty good crowd for Durham, NC, but not surprising considering the focus is MongoDB schema design.

InfoWorld: 10 things you don't need to worry about in 2014

 

The more things change, the more they stay the same, especially when marketing bots make grandiose predictions. Here's what'll stay put in the coming year

Press Release: Open Software Integrators Joins Cloudera Connect Program as Big Data Services Partner

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Open Software Integrators provides solutions for Hadoop and Big Data platform

Durham, NC December 10, 2013 -- Open Software Integrators (OSI), the open source professional services company, has recently announced a professional services partnership with, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache HadoopCloudera.

InfoWorld: Hey Google, why is my freaking phone so big?

Sean Ludwig of VentureBeat shows how big the 6.1-inch Huawei smartphone is.

Image by Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeat​

Give someone a mobile device for the holidays, and chances are it will be too big to fit in their stocking. Does anyone really want a phone this large?

My family celebrates Hanukkah instead of Christmas. Plus, we decline to worship Apple. How irritating, then, that any high-end Android phone you buy this year will slit your stocking due to its enormous form.

Event: Neo4j Meetup @OSI Chicago

Graph Database Meetup: Introducing Neo4j

When:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Where: 

Open Software Integrators

119 N. Periora St #2E

Chicago, IL 60607

Topic:

Learn all about Neo4j and the new features of Neo4j 2.0. There will be some great use cases for Neo4j, as well as, sample code to get you started. Come have the "graph epiphany" and start seeing graphs everywhere.

Speaker:

Max De Marzi, Senior Consultant, Neo Technology

InfoWorld: Never, ever do this to Hadoop

 

Hadoop on the SAN? That is, a hot, disruptive technology demanding new architecture paired with core IT's pet investment? Don't do it!

Event: MongoDB Comes to Durham, NC Jan 16!

 

TriMUG & Open Software Integrators presents: 

An Evening with MongoDB

 

InfoWorld: 6 Secrets of Javascript Jedis

Are you a competent JavaScript developer but have yet to hit Jedi-level secrets? No worries -- these steps will take you to the next level

As a front-end developer, I meet a lot of people who write JavaScript. The majority of them do little more than include jQuery and a few plug-ins in order to add a fancy lightbox effect or an image slider. On the opposite end of the spectrum, you have Jedi-level developers who wave their hand over the keyboard and the code basically writes itself.