I recently posted an article about ColdFusion performance myths (“(Bollox to) ColdFusion is Slow“), and a related myth we hear quite often is in the “ColdFusion is dying” category (or even more amusing is the already-dead variation). If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a piece in eWeek magazine showcasing ColdFusion. I’m an eWeek subscriber, [...]
The development team at Webapper has been using FogBugz for a couple years now and we like it well enough not to bother switching to anything else. One thing I found lacking is a “customer portal” – a way for our clients to review the status of open tickets we’re tracking for their projects. Our [...]
As leading ColdFusion performance engineers and application development specialists, we’re pretty good at what we do. Still, it’s comparatively unglamorous work that we do, focused as it is on recondite topics like software frameworks and Java memory utilization patterns. We’ve got thousands of happy customers of our ColdFusion support and development services, and our SeeFusion [...]
Not only is it possible, but I spend most of my time every week doing this for our Webapper customers.
As we all know, businesses and their supporting web applications are constantly changing and adapting. With any luck, change is in the direction of growth, and adaptation simply becomes a component necessary to keep up [...]
SeeDSN is utility that I’ve been using internally with our SeeFusion customers for years in order to assist with configuring JDBC wrapped datasources that can be monitored via SeeFusion. The utility was originally developed for Webapper by Daryl Banttari, but it was never officially released to the public – until today. Recently I was on [...]
A few years ago, we tried out Axosoft’s OnTime ticket managment/bug tracker. At the time, we were impressed. You can read the full details of my review here. After using it for a couple weeks, I hooked up the “BUGTRAQ” keyword in TortoiseSVN to enable us to have bi-directional links between SVN and OnTime. I [...]
In Windows, the Explorer window shows the full path of the folder in the address bar. It’s very handy if you’re moving files around with multiple Explorer windows open. It’s also very handy to know if you’re in the right folder named if multiple folders share the same name. (Like “bin”.)
But in Mac OS X, [...]
A friend pinged me on IM today with some questions about Subversion and instead of just answering him directly, I thought it might be helpful to answer him here, and solicit feedback from others.
1. How easy is it to set up? Is any additional software needed? (E.g. Apache)
Subversion is very easy to set up. The [...]
My CFUnited presentation went very well – the room was pretty full and I had a bunch of great questions from the audience. If you were there, thank you for showing up!
Here are the materials:
Reviving the Lost Craft of Writing Specifications.zip, a zip-up of the PowerPoint presentation. It’s 144 slides and about a 14 MB [...]
Here’s another section from my presentation at CFUnited:
This segues into the question of what to do when the customer needs an “estimate” or requires a “fixed bid”? I think I just answered that one – you write a thorough spec doc, break it down into tasks and provide an estimate based on your anticipated schedule. [...]