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Archive for August, 2009

The Pyramid of Reuse

August 26, 2009

Increasing Chances for Software Reuse Accelerating software development through reuse has long been a goal of IT. Previously, I discussed that development methodologies tend to encourage development rather than reuse. Because Agile is so focused on quickly delivering to the customer, it could be particularly susceptible to subtly discouraging reuse. Code Conjurer is an interesting...
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UML, DSL, and Oslo

August 25, 2009

Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a popular choice for object-oriented systems analysis, so it is interesting that Microsoft’s development products currently have limited support for UML. Because Microsoft is a major player in the world of software development, it is important to understand its position and how it plans to interact with UML. In this...
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Healthcare and HIPPA

August 24, 2009

Today’s economy is in critical condition. Almost anyone you ask will agree. Businesses are downsizing, while job seekers are coming up empty handed. Those who are unemployed lack so much more than a salary. To lose a job is also to lose health insurance. What, then, can you do if you get sick on...
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One Team: Creating a High-Performance Organization

August 20, 2009

The following is the second article in a series called Engaging IT: The Story of One Team. In the first article in this series, Engaging IT: The Story of One Team, I described the impact of employee satisfaction on team performance. In this second article, I would like to share some insight on transforming...
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Suzanne Murillo – Professional Bio

August 19, 2009

Suzanne Murillo has more than 20 years experience leading retail applications development, infrastructure design, technology implementation, systems security and compliance, and user support.
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Jeff Dwiggins – Professional Bio

August 18, 2009

Jeff has over 13 years of experience in financial services, business development, and lending, primarily with community banks. Jeff has focused and specialized in training, branch management, and territory development, as an evangelist of innovation in relationship building and problem solving. Particularly skilled at leveraging technology in an entrepreneurial way and translating complex information into...
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Clinical Information Systems

August 17, 2009

Healthcare is a complex and highly regulated industry. Until recent years, the industry was dominated by paper—paper records, paper prescriptions, paper charts, paper x-rays, paper supply orders, paper updates to patient records, paper lab test results, etc. Paper is still a big part of healthcare, but the advent of clinical information systems (CIS) has...
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MySQL Workbench: A Logical Fit for a Nonprofit

August 10, 2009

In working with nonprofit organizations, I have become familiar with the need for powerful, low-cost tools. Recently, I was part of a team launching a WordPress-based website to provide both a public and a members-only presence. We knew that the entity-relationship (ER) model would be complex since it had to support WordPress, a membership...
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The Micropreneur Academy

August 5, 2009

The Micropreneur Academy is an online training program for current and aspiring software entrepreneurs. Its goal is to take one-person software startups from zero to launch in four months. The Academy opened in April via a semi-private launch, but it has re-opened for general enrollment. The creator, Rob Walling, is a full-time Serial Micropreneur based...
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