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Freemarker OFBiz Collaboration: Important Freemarker Fixes That Will Be Included In Upcoming OFBiz Releases

HotWax Media has once again been collaborating with other open source projects to get bugs fixed and out to the communities of OFBiz and other complimentary projects.  Much like we did with Groovy last winter, we have been actively working with the Freemarker community. Freemarker (http://freemarker.org) is a popular Open Source “template engine”: a generic… Read More
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Solr Enterprise Search Meeting OFBiz (Part – 1)

In my last post Apache Solr Enterprise Search we saw how Solr can help bring modern search capabilities to your business applications. In this post we are going to explain how to install Solr locally on your computer prior to using its enterprise search features within Apache OFBiz. Setting up Solr Enterprise Search Platform Locally… Read More
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HotWax University

We’ve been running an intensive internal Apache OFBiz training program for many years now. Earlier this year, we officially branded the program as HotWax University. HotWax U differentiates us from our competitors. Our new hire developers work through a full year of training prior to becoming billable on Apache OFBiz projects. No other company in the world… Read More
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Apache Solr Enterprise Search

Many decisions arise when building large ERP applications that can impact how much the application can help the business run more smoothly. Choosing the correct search platform is one of these that often goes overlooked. Whether the end user is querying the system for a product, customer, order, return or web page, you need to… Read More
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Book Review: Creating A Remarkable Career in Software Development

In this post I am going to talk about a book I have read multiple times. From The Pragmatic Bookshelf, “The Passionate Programmer – Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development by Chad Fowler“. I find this book relevant every time I read it. It helps me see the positive results of each action I… Read More
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Predictive analytics! Is this the future of ERP?

We as humans, have always wanted to see the future. In the same way, businesses have been shifting away from legacy business management and ERP software to self learning tools. The surge of predictive analytics has provided a new frontier for ERP systems. Predictive analytics leverages an ecommerce company’s business knowledge and provides them with new analytic… Read More
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How To Manage Product Details Using Merchandising Features In OFBiz

We have added another OFBiz video to YouTube, this time we are showing off some customizations we have done to manage products in an ecommerce store. The video shows how to manage details such as product name, price, and weight, as well as start and end dates.  We also demonstrate how to manage product variants,… Read More
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How To Edit The Product Page Content In OFBiz

We have just added another OFBiz demo video to YouTube.  This videos details how to edit the product page content in OFBiz through a custom content management system that we developed. In the video we address SEO settings including the URL, the page title, keywords, and the page description.  We also edit the page description… Read More
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How to Pack and Ship an Order in OFBiz

Following up to our videos about placing an order in OFBiz and picking an order in OFBiz, we have posted a new demo video to YouTube that goes through the pack and ship an order process.  In this post we begin by packing an order, we then walk through the steps to getting shipping rates,… Read More
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How To Pick An Order In OFBiz

As a follow up to our video about placing an order in OFBiz, we have posted a new demo video to YouTube that goes through the pick an order process.  We review the various methods for batching a picklist as well as how the orders can be edited.  We also highlight all of the options… Read More
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