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…

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…