Wednesday, May 31, 2006


I’m doing some work in ColdFusion. It’s amazing how many different ways there are to serve up a web page. So far, don’t see anything real compelling about CF - I’m guessing its existence today is a result of it being one of the only alternatives to Microsoft’s ASP back in the day. But, time has passed and CF seems to be stuck in time - a bit like playing an Atari 2600 while your friends are playing the Xbox 360. But - it does get the job done. Probably the biggest annoyance is debugging is back to using the equivalent of printf’s in various parts of the system to see what’s going on. Not terrible, but certainly not state of the art. There is a nice plugin for Eclipse that makes the Eclipse editor CF aware (just wish I had a bit more memory on my laptop to keep all these java based tools happy).

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