Why not rewrite in Python or Ruby on Rails

People are constantly asking my “Why don’t you re-write MirrorMed in python/ruby-on-rails/java?” I get this questions at conferences constantly, Then someone proceeds to tell me how much simpler my life would be if I was using the programing language they they like with the “framework of the day”. almost as often as I get some newbie telling me: “what we should do is re-write VistA in Java..”

Here is a great article from someone who has come full-circle: back to php. As you can imagine, a complex CD store is still much simpler than an full EHR.

Fred Trotter

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