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Snake_Byte #11: 🚜 faster with PyPy

Earlier this year, I spoke at PyCon about running our Python code with PyPy and how it has sped up our healthcare transaction processing. After...

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Snake_Byte #10: Astute Assertions

Welcome to the 10th installment of Snake_Bytes! In this installment we will implement test cases using Nose and Rednose.   Test cases are an important...

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Snake_Byte #9: Exceptional Exceptions in Flask

You wake up, and realize that you are 10 minutes late for an interview with a potential employer at the new coffee shop 4 blocks...

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Snake_Byte #8: Genetic Programming

As computer programmers, we often write code to do a task and then almost immediately begin to wonder, “Can this be done more efficiently, what...

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Snake_Byte #7: Luhn at First Byte

As mandated by HIPAA, every healthcare provider in the United States has a National Provider Identifier, or NPI. This ID is a ten digit number...

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Snake_Bytes #6: Front End Templating

Here at PokitDok it’s not a stretch to say that all of our developers love Python. While most of our Snake_Bytes have touched on using...

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Snake_Bytes #5: Vector Distances

Last time, we took a look at the application of the dot product in a simple classifier and near the end there, Bryan set the stage...

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Blockchain Virtual Machines with Consensus in Silicon

Introduction It appears things have taken off in several areas of #Fintech and #HealthIT, which if anyone has been paying attention is what we @PokitDok and...

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On The Necessity of Blockchain

"Do you really need blockchain for that?" While the blockchain hype continues to sweep across essentially every industry vertical imaginable, we at PokitDok are not...

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Snake_Bytes #4: A Simple Classifier

In the first installment of Snake_Bytes, Ted brought to our readers' attention the dot product, which prompted a reader question about vector multiplication, and... fruit.  To...

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Snake_Bytes #3: Statistics!

Welcome to the 3rd installment of Snake_Bytes! TODAY we are covering Python and Statistics So many of you may remember your statistics class or maybe...