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.

InfoWorld: 9 killer uses for WebSockets


WebSockets enables instant data exchange and is supported by all modern browsers. Put it to use immediately in your Web apps

To all my readers: Fortunately for me I'm currently in Brazil scaling systems, soaking up 90º F (32.2º C) weather, and having my fill of feijoada and caipirinha. Meanwhile, to keep this blog up to your standards, I've enlisted my main man Jonathan Freeman to educate you while I'm away. Without further ado, here's Jonathan -- front-end guru, big data specialist, and jazz musician. Enjoy and see you in a couple weeks! -- ACO

Event: Intro to Neo4j Training @OSI Chicago

Intro to Neo4j - Chicago

Event: OSI to Speak at GraphConnect NYC



Hadoop and Graph Databases (Neo4j): Winning Combination for Bioinformatics

Are you in New York and want to learn more about Hadoop & Neo4j? Sign up today for GraphConnect NYC and catch OSI's presentation on the best tools for big data in the bio industry!


November 5 & 6, 2013

OSI Presentation: 2:00 - 2:40pm EST


Convene Downtown

InfoWorld: 10 common tasks for MongoDB


You've heard the hype. MongoDB is suddenly a 1.2 billion dollar company and one of the hottest tech ventures out there. But what's MongoDB's flagship product good for?

InfoWorld: Use MongoDB to make your app location-aware

Crunching contextual data about users can sell more stuff -- and in a mobile world, location data rules. Here's how to add location awareness to mobile apps with MongoDB

The surging popularity of Hadoop has paved the way to storing and processing gobs of semistructured data. Batch processing data is a great way to study the past in high definition, but it's constrained by the simple phrase "next time." As in: "Looks like our customers didn't like the way the checkout process went, let's change that for next time."

What do Grand Theft Auto and Obamacare have in common?


by Andrew C. Oliver, President & Founder of Open Software Integrators

Big Data TechCon, San Francisco: Day 2

By: Brian Crucitti, OSI Developer

Day 2 of the conference was a lot more exciting. Not only because I had to talk in front of a group, but also because the plan for the day consisted of a number of different presentations on interesting and exciting topics. The event floor was also populated by a number of booths run by conference sponsors, each one trying to sell 10x more data at 10x the analytic speed of any of their competitors.

InfoWorld: Really? Java developers love writing non-Java

What language do Java developers love to write in? The results of a survey of 100 Java developers may surprise you

I asked -- and the people responded! Fun fact No. 1: Apparently only 28 percent of Java developers write Java full time.

Big Data TechCon SF, Day 1

By: Brian Crucitti, OSI Developer

Day one of the Big Data TechCon was a little slow. The day plan allowed for attendees to participate in two half-day tutorial sessions; one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
Nothing wrong with that format, it just tends to make for slow days.

This was followed by a series of Lightning Talks, which were very entertaining. An important discussion about the true origin of Big Data was worked down to which came first, Ancient Egyptian libraries, or Ancient Roman logistics recordings. Before the question could be explored further, the discussion was derailed by the speaker into a rant about the causal relationship between working in Big Data, and hair loss.