Thursday, January 15, 2015

My Body, My Life, My Health Data (James M. Connolly)

Interesting post about eHealth Data 
Of all the data that we produce throughout our lives, is there any that would be more important to have on hand in a single place? Let's face it, the time when bones are breaking or chest pains are, as the doctor says, "radiating" isn't the time to try to remember when you had that surgery many years ago or which of several sound-alike drugs you actually are allergic to.

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While it can be difficult for us to remember all of our history and conditions when we are in pain, it's horrifying to have to go through that process when we are trying to answer for an incapacitated child or other loved one.

Monday, December 29, 2014

How do you work with Javascript Object Notation? @HodentekHelp

From HodentekHelp

What is JSON?
So what is JSON? It’s an acronym you might have started appearing in greater frequency on the Internet. JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. Well, it is a special object notational construct and is a subset of JavaScript. It can be used wherever JavaScript can be used and you do not need to download anything. There is no need to worry about the version of JavaScript.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

User Experience is Bigger Than Data

The Varieties of Anti-User Experience
The problem is, most vendors in the APM arena are looking at what they do from the wrong way around.  Starting from the volumes of data that their tools generate and record, they woo and immerse their customers in “analytics.” Eventually, somewhere down the line, they may accidentally stumble upon the issues that are actually impacting end users.
Perhaps Steve Jobs said it best: "You've got to start with the customer experience and work your way back toward the technology - not the other way around."

Read the full Denis Goodwin post

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Swift: Introduction to Apple's New Programming Language

Apple began accepting Swift-coded applications in the App Store after the launch of both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In this article, I provide a brief introduction of the most interesting features included in this new programming language, which provides an alternative to Objective-C when you want to create native iOS apps with XCode 6.0.x.