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Fed Up With Awful Health Software — Let’s Build Something Better Open-Source

At the end of July, for various reasons, my wife and I had to change health insurers from Kaiser Permanente to United Health. Given that Kaiser has its own doctors, that also meant changing provider organizations, in our case to Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), which is a Sutter Health affiliate. Which means we needed…

More on REST

One of my pet-peeves ... fortunately the SOAP vs. REST debates are largely over, with SOAP fading into the history books. But REST is still misunderstood, and sadly so. Steve Klabnik has the latest great REST explanation. Coincidentally we implemented some ideas in InfoGrid for what he says is missing in REST, such as content…

Attending Big Data Workshop April 23, Mountain View, CA

The first time I heard of an "unconference" I was very sceptical. No program? No speakers? What kind of conference is that? Well, it's the kind of conference in which you skip sitting in the audience falling asleep because the speakers drone on or the panelists are just trying to get you to buy their…

NoSQL and the End of the SQL Cash Machine

From my other blog: NoSQL databases are a perfect disruptive technology in Clayton Christensen’s Innovator’s Dilemma model ... I’m predicting that the relational database is going to die. Read more.

A New Bumper Sticker?

Mind you, the NoSQL community still has a lot of work to do, years and years of work, InfoGrid and many other NoSQL technologies non-withstanding. But I remember that when I first heard about what SQL is and what it does (particularly, what it can't do), I thought: "this can't be true. How many billions…