Tag Archives: Computing

ColdFusion Comparison of Large Integers Gotcha

With all of the praise of “typeless” languages in the past few days across a number of CF blogs, it was ironic that a co-worker ran into a real world example at work yesterday of a strong counterpoint to using … Continue reading

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My New CFDJ Article: Development Perspectives

My latest article in the ColdFusion Developers Journal, “Development Perspectives: Differences between consulting and product development” is now available online. You can also download the whole October 2005 Edition of the CFDJ here as a PDF (10.1 MB).

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List Of Languages That Compile To the Java Virtual Machine

I was chatting with a former co-worker of mine over IM, and he mentioned hearing that more languages compile to the Java Virtual Machine than the .NET CLR on a podcast. I was kind of surprised to hear this, so … Continue reading

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Web Development Trends of 2006

Anil Dash covers what he believes will be the web development trends for 2006. I’d have to say I highly agree with his comments on Ruby On Rails– there are a lot of little “nice to haves” missing here and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Microsoft Office; Hello OpenOffice!

Microsoft recently provided me with yet another reason to dump Office, so I finally got off of my duff and made the switch to OpenOffice 2.0 Beta 2 over the weekend (downloaded via BitTorrent of course). I’ve been trying it … Continue reading

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Using Strong Testing Instead of Strong Typing

I came across an old post from Bruce Eckel about his experiences with Python (my favorite scripting language) and how it’s shaped his opinion of strong typing. Instead of using strong typing, he suggests using loose typing and strong testing. … Continue reading

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Paint.NET: A Free Photoshop Alternative

Being someone who is fairly decent in Adobe Photoshop considering I’m a coding monkey, it always bothers me to not have it at my disposal when needing to edit or create an image. In general I haven’t had a license … Continue reading

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Global Script Protection: Long Execution Time of cfapplication Tag in ColdFusion MX 7.0

Today I’ve been doing some post-configuration testing of a JRun cluster I setup running ColdFusion MX 7.0 with multiple instances on each server and ran into a very strange problem. The application I was testing suddenly had an execution time … Continue reading

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Subversion for Nothing, and The Book for Free

We’ve slowly been moving away from VSS and to Subversion lately and so far I dig it. Today I came across the the O’Reilly book about Subversion, “Version Control with Subversion“, which is published online for free. From its reviews … Continue reading

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PyDev: A Python Plugin for Eclipse

As I already do Java, C, and ColdFusion in Eclipse, I figured I may as well start doing the snake in it too. I’ve had PyDev installed for awhile at home but have yet to use it. However I need … Continue reading

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