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Apache OFBiz – Rapid Application Development

During our last round of recruitment, we searched numerous local engineering colleges and IT finishing schools. As it was our first time recruiting in this manner, it was very hands on. The first and most important round of our selection process is an aptitude and technical test. We administered it at all of the locations… Read More
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HotWax U: OFBiz Best Practices

Sharing a note today to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of our HotWax University program. Today we begin the 100th session of HotWax U: OFBiz Best Practices developer training, and we could not be more pleased with the results and the learning we are seeing. HotWax University is our internal OFBiz developer training program here… Read More
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Scarpa Refreshes Mobile Commerce

Mobile commerce is critical in direct-to-consumer online sales. Founded in 1938, Scarpa has been manufacturing and distributing some of the world’s most well-known and well-respected outdoor retail equipment for decades. Loved by outdoor enthusiasts from the Dolomites to the Sierras, this seminal brand came to HotWax Media in 2009 to develop a direct-to-consumer channel for… Read More
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Onsite With Skootz.com

I had the opportunity to visit Skootz.com, one of our newest clients last week and see how their warehouse operates. The purpose was two fold. First, to see exactly how they handle order fulfillment and second, to see our ERP system in action. Skootz.com, sells products officially licensed by the NBA, MLB, NHL and other… Read More
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Apache OFBiz Support July-August 2014

Here are some quick links for Apache OFBiz support and guidance that HotWax Media has provided to the users and developers around the world in the months of July and August 2014. Resources for using Apache Solr Enterprise Search platform in Apache OFBiz: Solr Enterprise Search Meeting OFBiz (Part – 1) Solr Enterprise Search Meeting… Read More
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OFBiz Community – Bug Crush Event Highlights

HotWax Media hosted a special team building event this weekend in support of the broader OFBiz community. On Saturday, August 16, we conducted a 16-hours bug crushing marathon in our Indore office. Our purpose was to investigate and crush as many bugs as we can in the Apache OFBiz project, drawing from the OFBiz trunk… Read More
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OFBiz Community – The Big Bad Bug Crush HotWax Media Weekend Event

HotWax Media will be hosting a special team building event this weekend in support of the broader OFBiz community. On Saturday, August 16, we are conducting a 16-hour bug crushing marathon in our Indore office. Our purpose is to investigate and crush as many bugs as we can in the Apache OFBiz project, drawing from… 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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Book Review: The Pragmatic Programmer – From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas

In my last book review for “The Passionate Programmer – Creating Remarkable Career in Software Development by Chad Fowler,” we saw how this book can help you build a rewarding career in the IT industry. How you can imagine your professional profile as a product in a competitive market, and invest in it to maintain… 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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