The Magic of Programming

I came upon coding almost 18 years ago. It wasn’t a big part of my life then, but it enticed me. I wanted to learn. Learn the ins and outs and start to create. I had wild ideas but I didn’t have the right knowledge to get my ideas into the world. The little bug…

The Importance of the User Interface

Having a great user interface can be the difference between having a successful product and having a product that fails. When looking to create a user interface, you want to be sure that the interface is easy to use and also engages the user/customer and directs them to any action that you have defined. Users…

Taming the WWW

Doc Holliday, Bonnie and Clyde, Butch Cassidy, Jesse James, and Billy the Kid. Each one immortalized in a seemingly endless number of films, songs, folklore, and even video games. In their time they were considered public enemy #1, today they’re often spoken of as heroes and trailblazers. These notorious outlaws are what turned the Wild…

What language do you use?

TIOBE (the software quality company), recently published its index from June 2015 (www.TIOBE.com). This index details the most popular programming languages over the last year. Surprisingly, or maybe not, JavaScript had the fastest rise of use with an increase of more than 17% over the previous year. This makes it the “Program Language of the…

Why your business needs a responsive website?

I wonder what sort of device you are using to read this page? Are you on your phone and thumbing through? Maybe you are at your desk on a laptop? Or perhaps a tablet? According to StreetFight Magazine U.S. mobile internet usage has increased by 73% in the last year. The use of mobile devices…

Is an Apple Watch App right for your business?

We’ve been hearing rumors about it for over a year. It was finally available for pre-order on April 10, 2015 at midnight PST (3:01 a.m. for us east coasters). Within the first fifteen minutes delivery dates were pushed months beyond it’s first delivery date of April 24, 2015. Great for Apple. But, what does it…

«You have arrived» to Laravel

Over a year ago, at OPG, we decided to move to Laravel as a primary framework for new PHP application development. The last couple of years, the popularity of this framework is constantly growing. And, according to Futurehosting, 2015 may see the Laravel PHP Framework overtake all others as the leading PHP software development platform.…

SQL Injection and You

Over the past few years, a number of companies have made the news over leaks of sensitive information varying from customer data to credit card numbers. It seems that regardless of size or profitability, whether they’re online-based such as LinkedIn and LivingSocial or have a physical presence like Sony or Target, nobody is invulnerable to…

How Did Predictions About Computers Hold Up?

Predicting the future is a daunting task. Even the most studied and knowledgeable minds are making a “best guess” in most instances. Many predications range from a Utopia to Apocalypse to everything in-between awaiting us. While predicting the future is necessary for preparation and planning – on a personal scale to World-wide implications – often…