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ColdFusion

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by James_Newman, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. James_Newman

    James_Newman New Member

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    A friend of mine at church is a CF developer for some type of non-profit. He makes pretty good money, and says there is a high demand for CF programmers. He has been encouraging me to learn it, and I have made a couple of attempts at it, but each time I get into it, I find myself disgusted by it. I have programming experience, some C/C++, PHP, Visual Basic, Perl, and I look at ColdFusion and in my eyes it isn't even a programming language. It seems more like a hodge-podge of scripts piled together for HTML coders to be able to quickly create a database-driven web site. Which is fine, I suppose, but why is it so popular and in demand? Is it merely because it has Macromedia/Adobe behind it?
     
  2. Don

    Don Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. It's like when C came on the scene, then C++. Nowadays, XML and web services are the answer to everyone's problems....
     
  3. Burrito Breath

    Burrito Breath New Member

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    Me got answer amundo

    U got col fussion question burrito has answers amundo.

    Jes ask! But in spanglesh o course.
     
  4. mcdirector

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    I've had several people tell me to learn CF, but I'll have to take a class to make myself do it.
     
  5. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    If I remember the attraction was developing with an MS database and then paying the money to go Oracle . . . when the site needed a real database . . .

    Funny . . . Oracle has never been much more expensive than MS - unless you go enterprise . . . and as a DBA - I don't think you need enterprise . . .

    ;)
     
  6. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    James

    are you a dba? an admin? or a developer?
     
  7. James_Newman

    James_Newman New Member

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    I'm just a lowly tech support guy.
     
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    I guess that makes some sense, it would be easy to switch data sources without having to rewrite a bunch of code.
     
  9. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    We have the technology ... we can change that ...

    Just remember me after we make ya' rich and not so famous . . .

    ;)


    PS - I started there . . . .
     
  10. James_Newman

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    Well I've been praying that someone would :praying:
     
  11. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    What do you have access to?

    Linux, solaris, windoze servers?

     
  12. James_Newman

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    Linux and windows mainly. I could probably put some solaris together, but I haven't ever used it.
     
  13. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    It's all good - what do you want to learn first?
     
  14. James_Newman

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    I think thats my problem, I never really figured out what I want to do ;) What would you suggest for a guy in a stagnant IT related job with no particular specialty? I have mainly done phone support for the last nine years or so, hardware troubleshooting, right now I do internet support for hotel guests who can't figure out how to use an ethernet cable.
     
  15. El_Guero

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    we could do oracle forms and microsoft ...
     
  16. James_Newman

    James_Newman New Member

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    sounds like a winner
     
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    I have been working on an application to store sermons in a searchable archive, and I have to admit that CF has some nice features. The Verity package included with it is great for a no-hassle search feature.
     
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