Creating good software is as much about presenting users with an attractive, usable interface as it is about data and functions.   The challenge for software developers is determining exactly what an attractive, usable interface consists of for their particular application.    I have been living this concern now for the pastContinue Reading

Last month the Washington Post ran an article, Health-care Sector Vulnerable to Hackers, Researchers Say, which sounded alarms concerning the security of clinical systems.   Reflecting on the state of HIT security, the article quotes Avi Rubin, a security researcher: I have never seen an industry with more gaping security holes,”Continue Reading

Most of my development efforts have been focused on desktop and traditional client/server applications.   The move to PHP and the web has been an eye-opener.    Wanting to understand  web technologies from the ground up, I have been creating simple web applications from scratch.   News Flash — FrontPage and other websiteContinue Reading

Well, it’s official–to borrow a phrase– it’s startup or bust.  The next eight months have been set aside for software development and blogging.  During this time, the goal is to build a prototype web application that can be tested with potential customers.   This means that NTM will not be acceptingContinue Reading