Category Archives: Grumbles

And Here We Have Idaho

It’s official.  Idaho has the lowest wages in the United States. Just yesterday, I used Indeed.com to see how Idaho ranked in salary paid to software developers. What I found was this.  We’re not the worst.  Hawaii is worse by … Continue reading

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Need Ruby Egotist to Demoralize Small Team of Developers

Who gets to decide whether or not I’m a “rockstar” developer? Well, who decides whether a musician is a rockstar? Being a rock star implies massive public recognition and record sales. So a rockstar developer writes code that downloads in … Continue reading

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Required: 5+ Years Experience ColdFusion 10

(The title of this post is not a joke, it’s something I read in a real job posting.  ColdFusion 10 has been out less than two years.) Looking for a job is only exciting for about 10 minutes on the … Continue reading

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Hand Me Another Metaphor, Would You

Total pain in my side. This whole mess with cfgrid is really annoying me. I needed a data grid that was a little LESS than the stock cfgrid.  Logic says that if you need a LITTLE LESS, you start with … Continue reading

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No More UI Tags

I SWEAR! NO MORE! I’m swearing off the use of ColdFusion UI tags (in all new,  non-trivial applications). The recent fight with cfgrid has convinced me.  Those tags may be fine if you can accept EVERYTHING straight out of the … Continue reading

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IE

<GRUMBLE> “IE” is what a ninja screams coming at you swinging a quite sharp sword. IE is the browser I’m required to support. Each version of IE renders differently than the others, and to attempt consistency you must insert smelly, … Continue reading

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