This is a question that keeps plenty of hospital administrators up at night. Protecting sensitive patient data is priority number one but with the proliferation of the internet of things (IoT), the risk of this information ending up in the wrong hands goes up. Continue reading How Do You Prevent Data Leaks With The Healthcare Internet Of Things?
Code grows over time, as developers add features, take care of special cases, and fix bugs. Functions that started out simple can grow to outrageous size. The bigger and clumsier they get, the harder they are to maintain. It’s necessary to take the time occasionally to make changes and keep the code manageable.
It may be tempting to do a full rewrite, but that’s a large amount of work. All that code is there for a reason, and it mostly works, doesn’t it? A more sensible approach is to rearrange the code so that it comes in more manageable pieces, has less redundancy, and is easier to understand. We call this refactoring. Continue reading Refactoring is Worth the Time