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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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Book Review: What I Did Not Learn At IIT: Transitioning from Campus to Workplace by Rajeev Agarwal

What I Did Not Learn At IIT: Transitioning from Campus to Workplace by Rajeev Agarwal is well worth reading. Whatever your current level is, especially in the Software Industry, this book will teach you something that you will find useful and help you achieve greater success. I must say it is a very good book… Read More
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Apache OFBiz and Gartner

In just less than a week, HotWax Media will be at the Gartner Customer 360 Summit in Orlando, FL. We’re looking forward to connecting with our Gartner reps as well as existing and new clients in an offsite setting where we will focus on creating happy customers of all shapes and sizes. The experience is… Read More
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Scarpa North America’s Multi-Brand Ecommerce Store is Live

We are very excited to announce the launch of a new multi-brand ecommerce store for Scarpa North America. Scarpa NA distributes five separate European outdoor brands to retailers across the continent. They also sell direct from their own ecommerce site running on Apache OFBiz with a number of customizations built by HotWax Media. The brands,… Read More
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Apache OFBiz: An Open Source ERP Alternative to SAP

At HotWax Media, our core business is providing open source ERP services powered by Apache OFBiz. So, when I need a break from my ongoing investigation into how much caffein it takes to kill a horse, sometimes I read CIO.com. And while I may have been a bit jittery, I was nonetheless pleased to see… Read More
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A Groovy Fix to Improve OFBiz Performance

Recently (in rev. 1537086 for trunk and rev. 1537092 for 13.07) I upgraded the Groovy jar bundled in OFBiz from 1.8.6 to the latest release 2.1.9. I would like to highlight a specific enhancement included in this release, that was actually the main reason I did the upgrade, because it may improve the performance of… Read More
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OFBiz – Lucene Integration

Apache OFBiz is an ambitious open source ERP project at the Apache Software Foundation. Essentially a broadly-scoped ERP application development framework with a long list of functionality available out-of-the-box, OFBiz is maintained by a wonderfully talented community of global volunteers with big brains, world-class skills, and an abundance of creativity who donate their time and… Read More
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Gartner Factoids

The Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2013 in Orlando earlier this month was a great opportunity to network with other IT professionals while learning about Gartner research. I came away with some great connections, some promising leads, and a much better idea of what exactly Gartner could bring to the table on behalf of its clients. The… Read More
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