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What Technical Debt Means for Medical Device Developers (MD&DI Magazine, March 2017)
Not paying down technical debt in a timely fashion can bankrupt your product.
Read Andrew’s article from Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Magazine

The DICOM Landscape: Selecting the Right Software Development Kit (MD&DI Magazine, June 2015)
Use this evaluation process and criteria to select the appropriate software development kit for your needs.
Read Andrew’s article from Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Magazine

Commercial or Open-Source DICOM Software Development Kit? (MD&DI Magazine, June 2015)
A look a the benefits and risks of commercial and open-source SDKs for DICOM software.
Read Andrew’s article from Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Magazine

Medical Device Prototyping—Don’t Neglect the Software! (MD&DI Magazine, February 2015)
Software prototypes can transform thousands of words of specifications into pictures, and working code can offer another dimension to simulate the end user experience. Read Andrew’s article from Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Magazine

A Map for Commercializing Software-Driven Medical Devices (MD&DI Magazine, October 2013)
How to make the leap from research and proof-of-concept to a commercial product release. Read Andrew’s article from Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Magazine

Seven Deadly Sins of Compliant Software Development (MD&DI Magazine, June 2013)
Many companies can avoid costly compliance mistakes by avoiding these seven deadly sins. See if your company is heading for heaven or not. Read Andrew’s article from Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Magazine
Using Agile to Achieve Rapid Failure (MD&DI Magazine, July 2012)
Companies can make the mistake of relying on Agile without fully understanding the system or requirements. Doing so is dangerous and potentially disastrous. Read Andrew’s article from Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Magazine

Caution: V&V May Be Hazardous to Software Quality (MD&DI Magazine, May 2010)
Medical device OEMs may be going the wrong way with verification and validation testing. Read Andrew’s article from Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Magazine

How to Select and Manage Software Consulting Firms (MD&DI Magazine, April 2009)
When it comes to technical service providers, communication is key. Read Andrew’s article from Medical Device and Diagnostic Imaging

How to Refuel a Stalled Software Project (MD&DI Magazine, August 2008)
In this article, Andrew Dallas, Full Spectrum's CTO offers some practical tips and techniques for getting a hopelessly stalled software project back on track using the same techniques that have led Full Spectrum Software to achieve a very high success rate in these kinds of projects. Read Andrew’s article from Medical Design Technology Magazine

Adopting Static Analysis Tools (MD&DI Magazine, August 2008)
Software engineers need to understand the value of static analysis tools and how to implement the tools into their processes. Read Andrew’s article from Medical Device and Diagnostic Imaging

MD&DI Interviews Andrew Dallas About Industry Trends (MD&DI Magazine, July 2008)
MD&DI's interview with Andrew Dallas about trends in the industry and his unique background Click here to read.

The New FDA Software Forensics Lab (MD&DI Magazine, February 2008)
An interview with Andrew Dallas on the implications of the FDA's new Forensics Lab and their use of Static Analysis tools. Click here to read.

Editorial: How Medical Device Companies Should Embrace New Technology (MD&DI Magazine, January 2008)
An editorial on how medical device companies should consider embracing new technology platforms by Andrew Dallas, President, Full Spectrum Software. Click here to read.

Self Published

Medical Devices and Laboratory Instruments - Remote User Interfaces
Demystifying the correct approach to providing remote access to medical devices and laboratory instruments.
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Rich Internet Application Data Binding
This highly technical article describes how to resolve the common issue of data not being committed to a back-end database when using the intuitive approach of data bound controls in a Rich Internet Application in either Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) or Silverlight.
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Waiting for Qt Quick
In this follow-up article to his popular on-demand webinar on Microsoft’s WPF technology, Andrew Dallas reviews the release candidate version of Qt Quick, a multi-platform development environment from Nokia. While Microsoft has the lead with WPF, Andrew Dallas explains why Qt Quick will be a powerful competitor and why it is worth looking at right now. Click here to read.

Advanced Software Architectures
In this Software Technology Report, Andrew Dallas is interviewed about advanced architectures that are being used to improve software throughput. Subjects include parallel processing, multithreading, graphics processor units (GPU) and CUDA. Click here to read.

How to Stop the Endless Alpha Blues
In this Software Technology Report, Full Spectrum Software addresses an issue we have all seen as software professionals: a project that is hopelessly stalled and far behind schedule. In the report, Full Spectrum offers practical, hands-on advice on how to get a project back on track with proven tips and techniques we’ve used for our own clients. Click here to read.

Implementing QA Automation in an FDA Controlled Software Environment.
Full Spectrum Software today announced the availability of their newest webinar, Implementing QA Automation in an FDA Controlled Software Environment. With major changes expected at the FDA, including increased scrutiny of complex medical devices, automating your QA process is more important than ever. In this presentation, Full Spectrum Software, one of the leading medical device software engineering and QA consulting firms in the US will provide practical guidelines on how to successfully implement QA automation. Click here to play.

Time to Upgrade Your Old Codebases for Medical Device Companies
Full Spectrum Software today announced the availability of their newest Software Technology Report, Time to Get Rid of Your Old Code. Many medical device makers have older products with even older software. This report is a must read for any medical device company with older products still in the field. Major changes are likely at the FDA and medical device companies should be proactive. Click here to read.

Surviving 2009 and Beyond for Medical Device Companies
In this Software Technology Report, Full Spectrum Software reviews what the new definition of “innovation” is in 2009 and beyond. What are the key technical trends affecting the medical device industry? Part survival guide, part market analysis, “Surviving 2009 and Beyond” is thought provoking and controversial. Click here to read.

QA Automation for Testing Medical Device Software
This technical report shows QA managers working on FDA-regulated software projects how to evaluate the true cost and benefits of QA automation, how to evaluate QA automation software tools for maximum effectiveness and how to combine manual testing with automated testing in a highly efficient manner. Click here to read.

How to Manage an FDA Controlled Software Project
This technical report discusses managing an FDA-regulated software project. Learn best practices for team communications, how to optimize software and QA software team structure and the latest in software methodology for FDA-controlled software projects. Click here to read.

Software Obfuscation
Learn how code obfuscation can prevent your competitors from reverse engineering your software, prevent costly lawsuits and help you sell your products into emerging markets. Click here to read.