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August 2011

OSSCube Releases ‘SmartNotify Module’ for SugarCRM Community on Sugarforge

After successfully developing a new notification module for SmartWorks—a project of The Kay Center for E-Health Research, Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, CA, USA), OSSCube is happy to announce that the module, called SmartNotify, is now available for Open Source Community. This module has been released on Sugarforge.


Summer Golf With Local PHP User’s Group

As President of our local PHP User’s Group (Atlantic Canada PHP User Group) it is my great pleasure to organize and plan our quarterly meetings. We have been operating for almost 3 years now and each July we have our social event. This year we added in a fun golf tournament as well.


Linux’s 20th anniversary: What industry players have to say about open source?

Linux is now twenty years old with internet users worldwide over 1,600,000,000. Since August 25, 1991 when Linus Torvalds developed Linux, this free and open source operating system now looks better than ever before.


Object Oriented Programming(OOP) Implementation in PHP 5.3 Part -2

Last time we looked at a basic class definition that produced some HTML tags for us. In this second part we will take you further into some definitions of OOP as it stands in PHP; then we will build out our code example to prove our theories in practice.

The first thing to look at this time is the topic of scope in the sense of properties (defined variables) in a class. There are 4 basic scope levels, and they are:


My Experience... OSCON 2011

I used to attend conferences quite a lot in the 1990’s; in fact I was on the planning and speaker selection committee for the CA-Technicon conference for 2 years. OSCON is the first major conference I have been to since I really discovered and adopted the principles of the Open Source movement. So it was doubly important from my perspective to get to this conference.  Additionally, I had started the next phase of my career only 3 weeks prior by taking a new senior consulting role with OSSCube and I had yet to meet my new “handlers”.


OSCON Participation: Great Team Work…Great Learning!

The recently held OSCON 2011 Convention in Portland, OR was a fantastic experience for the OSSCube team. This conference gave me the opportunity to meet and speak with many technology evangelists around the world. I delivered a major presentation on SmartWorks Project (a federal level use system that OSSCube has helped design and roll out) during day two of the event while the, President Lavanya Rastogi and Head of Business Development & Customer Advocacy Vivek Agrawal alternated booth staffing duty and new business prospect meetings throughout the event.


OSSCube to sponsor ZendCon 2011

OSSCube is p php zendcon 2011roud to announce that they are sponsoring ZendCon 2011, an event focused on PHP best practices and emerging new technologies. Taking place in Santa Clara, California on October 17-20, 2011, the conference will bring together PHP developers and IT managers from around the world to explore the latest developments on in PHP ecosystem.


    client testimonials

    We’ve reduced our costs by 60% and were able to improve our data quality by moving from SalesForce.com to SugarCRM.
    Our service provider, OSSCube exceeded our expectations! Delivery was very fast and they were extremely responsive to any issues uncovered during UAT. We're looking forward to reaping the benefits of SugarCRM long into the future.

    Phillip Getto, CTO
    Orametrix, US

    Thank you all. I am very fortunate to be working with such a skilled, dedicated and gracious team. I only wish I could be there in person to express my gratitude.

    Client Representative
    Building and Construction Network, US

    The requests that OSSCube has been working on are making our jobs better so I wanted to pass the kudos along to your team!

    Project Leader of Web and Data Services
    CU Solutions Group, US

    We wanted to express our appreciation for the work your team performed on the SmartStart application. The team was always professional, following up consistently and appropriately, and followed through on every deliverable in a detailed manner. And we appreciate the professional workforce you are building at OSSCube.

    Ben and Sue, Client Representatives
    SmartStart application, US

    Well done for the successful BSS migration! I'm really conscious that there has been a huge amount of work that has gone into planning and managing this event, and it's a credit to everyone involved that it has gone as smoothly as it has done. It's been particularly encouraging to see the level of dedication and the feeling of working as 'one team' which has ensured that issues have been cleared down in a speedy fashion.

    Client Representative
    Virgin Media, US