At the recent WorldVistA Community Meeting in Fairfax VA, I gave a presentation that aimed to synthesise many of the arguments and thoughts I’ve written about in these blog articles. The presentation was titled “Making Mumps Acceptable to the Mainstream” and created quite a bit of debate at the conference.
I’d encourage all readers to click on the link above and read through the presentation slides. It aims to:
- understand the reasons for the many criticisms made about Mumps as a technology
- explain why those criticisms are largely unfounded yet fatally damaging to a technology that dominates Healthcare IT, to the extent that attracting a new generation of developers is becoming increasingly difficult
- present a way forward to reposition the Mumps database as a uniquely powerful technology that is as relevant today as it was when it was first developed
- present the reasons why the Mumps database baby should not be thrown out with the bathwater, just because of flaws in a language that is both optional and easily replaced