Posted on Wed, Sep 7, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

The old expression, “Some things never change,” is one that I’ve lived by in my 40 years in the software business—until I learned it was wrong! I thought I was so smart, because I could see the patterns in new technology repeating over the years, and I got good at mapping the latest technology terms and tools back to the older ones I learned. This worked for the most part, since some principles of software and IT are universal and…

Posted on Thu, Aug 11, 2016 @ 7:00 am

With the multitude of devices owned by consumers today and the large amount of time they spend using them daily, businesses are realizing the powerful impact that good software can have on driving revenue. Software provides a personalized, direct way for businesses to reach their customers, and it is continually being used by forward-thinking firms to come up with new and original ways to accomplish business goals. (more…)

Posted on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 6:46 am

I’m an old ­­software warhorse and wrote my first program back in 1972. Everything certainly has changed since then, but some principles endure. For example, one of my early bosses used to remark that good software was like a good axe a lumberjack used for years. Yes, the head had been changed several times and the handle was replaced a few times too, but somehow, it was still the same axe. His point was that good code should be designed…

Posted on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 @ 7:28 am

This is the second blog in ObjectFrontier’s series on DevOps. To view the first blog in the series, “An Intro to DevOps: How DevOps Fulfills the Promise of Agile,” click here. In a November 2015 Forrester report, “Forget Two-Speed IT; DevOps Enables Faster Delivery Across the Board,” analyst Kurt Bittner references a 2015 Forrester survey in which global business decision-makers were asked, “Which of the following initiatives are likely to be your organization’s top business priorities over the next 12…

Posted on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 @ 2:25 pm

You may have heard the term “Digital Darwinism” permeate discussions about the changing landscape of business today. Now, companies that were once synonymous with leadership in their industries are either long gone or struggling to keep their doors open. Beloved brands like Kodak, Borders, and Blockbuster all serve as cautionary tales of those who didn’t do enough to foresee the digital change going on and take action, resulting in their decline. Indeed, digital has caused entire industries like publishing and…

Posted on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 @ 2:12 pm

At the turn of the century, the world of software development was introduced to a revolutionary new concept—AGILE! No longer were organizations stuck using the time-consuming and inflexible waterfall model to develop quality software. Software's brightest minds began to champion this radical new method of product development for all its many benefits. It was a way to work fast, embrace changing requirements, produce deliverables frequently, and encourage close collaboration, all while focusing on technical excellence, good design, and customer satisfaction.…

Posted on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 @ 9:49 am

AngularJS (AJS), a component of the popular Javascript MEAN Stack, has quickly become a go-to framework for developers looking to build dynamic, robust single page web applications. AJS lets you extend the HTML vocabulary for your app to create an extraordinarily expressive and readable environment that can be developed very quickly. With the fast adoption of this newer technology comes a plethora of new concerns when moving an app into production. Read on for a specialized checklist from OFS on what to…

Posted on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 @ 7:00 am

Client: A National Television Broadcasting Company Client Need: The Client’s original mobile Breaking New Alerts and Distribution Hub was built to handle significantly fewer subscribers than the 16 million iOS subscribers and 9 million Android subscribers it had amassed over the years. On this older platform, there was a 16-minute lag from when news editors entered a story to when subscribers actually received the alert on their mobile device. In the business of breaking news, where reputation relies upon delivering…

Posted on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 9:43 am

Client: A National Television Broadcasting Company Client Need: The Client’s original mobile Breaking New Alerts and Distribution Hub was built to handle significantly fewer subscribers than the 16 million iOS subscribers and 9 million Android subscribers it had amassed over the years. On this older platform, there was a 16-minute lag from when news editors entered a story to when subscribers actually received the alert on their mobile device. In the business of breaking news, where reputation relies upon delivering immediate, accurate…

Posted on Mon, Dec 22, 2014 @ 7:00 am

Following the significant growth in the use of MEAN Stack technologies that OFS experienced with clients in 2014, the company is pleased to announce it has increased its investment in this technology by training 50 more employees in the MEAN Stack skillset in anticipation of 2015 client demands. OFS CEO Rich Napoli explained, “Our work utilizing the MEAN Stack was actually the biggest piece of our growth in 2014”. The MEAN Stack, consisting of MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, andNode.js technologies, is in…