A FoxNews.com story on computer glitches in the HealthCare.gov website features several quotes by Quandary Peak Research software expert George Edwards. The article adds to a recent flurry of reports chronicling bugs in the new federal insurance marketplace. Dr. Edwards explained the inherent challenges faced by engineers in building the site, and noted that it’s impossible to tell at this stage how serious the defects are.
“I wouldn’t rule out the possibility” of ongoing problems with the website, Edwards is quoted as saying. If flaws exist in the site’s core architecture, they could take some time to fix.
Edwards also pointed out how the site’s engineers were, in some sense, given an impossible task. For example, the October 1 unveiling of the site was driven by public policy, rather than technical, considerations.
The full article is available here on the FoxNews.com website.