We’re Making Connections Like Cupid

In February, we celebrated Valentine’s Day and here at OPG, we often feel like we’re doing Cupid’s work. Okay, so we’re not actually making “love” connections but we are in the connection business…we connect our clients with other businesses, systems, databases, and anything else that can be dreamed up. Here are some of the connections…

Can You Solve Key Business Challenges through Effective Integration of Multiple Technology Platforms?

If done wisely and with cost-accounting in mind, expanding your product offerings can be a great way to increase revenue, build your brand, meet the changing needs of your customer, be competitive, and take advantage of opportunities in different market sectors. Whether you’re expanding your product line (variations of your existing product) or creating a…

Google Focus Secure Websites (HTTPS)

Google wants a safer and more secure web and hopes one day (soon) that every single website page will be served by HTTPS. Since 2014, when Google made HTTPS a small positive signal for search rankings, Google has been taking steps to help push websites toward HTTPS and in January 2017 they will take another.…

OPG Team Member Helps the Other Laravel Humans

We always knew that one of our developers, Brandon, was a great guy. Now, he has proved it publically.  Brandon wrote a very awesome tool to allow developers of the Laravel 5 framework to easily design their data model in MySQL Workbench and export it to standards compliant Larvel 5 migration files.  This tool saves…

Broken Website Links & How to Find Them

While surfing the internet one day I noticed a common issue on some blogs I frequent, and that issue was broken links. There were times that I found myself reading an interesting article that would reference a different article or webpage, but when I clicked the link there was nothing there. Not only can that…

Ting Crazy Fast Internet

We Think So.  That’s Why We Switched to Ting. Here at Open Professional Group, keeping our clients happy is our number one goal. As a web and mobile software development company, we live on the Internet. When we discovered that our Internet Service Provider (ISP) was unable to keep up with our needs, we went…

How do you keep thinking outside the box?

Recently, a colleague of mine asked me “How do you test software repeatedly and still see the software differently?”. Being a Quality Assurance Tester for numerous years, I found this question to be simple yet perplexing and thought about it often. I have to admit that in life, I do not always think outside the…

From LAMP to MEAN

MEAN – is more than a simple rearrangement of acronym letters in a new stack name. Understanding the role each technology plays behind each letter is crucial when moving from LAMP to MEAN for web development. Whether you’re looking for consolidation of technologies or to leverage in-house JavaScript expertise, the MEAN stack can offer a…