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Non-routine Software Elements Part 1: Data and Definitions

Yes, but what is VISTA made of?
 
So at the MUMPS level, VISTA is made of two kinds of software elements, routines and globals. Routines are readily version-controlled and managed (in theory) using industry-standard tools, but globals are not. Globals need to be flattened and exported in some way that focuses on the database files we are storing in those globals.
 

Solving the Wanamaker problem for health care: Work on Stuff That Matters

http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/08/data-health-care.html

Very interesting and thoughtful analysis in this blog post by

Tim O’Reilly, Julie Steele, Mike Loukides and Colin Hill:

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.” — Jeff Hammerbacher, early Facebook employee

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