Category Archives: Learning

Crashing by the Seat of Your Pants

In several situations in my development career, I’ve been faced with creating something huge from nothing with only a basic understanding of the given programming language. When I look back now, half the problem was my agreeing I could do … Continue reading

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Developing by the Seat of Your Pants

In the last few months, I’ve brought a number of new technologies into our system. While I’m genuinely curious about new things I learn about on podcasts and twitter, I’ve been careful not to try jamming them in just because … Continue reading

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How to ‘Do’ a Conference

Been thinking, as I’ve been known to do from time to time, what’s the best way for me personally to get the most out of cfSummit, my first software conference ever. First thoughts: -Take the laptop, but leave it in … Continue reading

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Introducing ‘CFML by Ear’

I’ve started work on an audio course titled “CFML by Ear”. Only thing I really want to say is, this will not be your ordinary audio course, ESPECIALLY for coding. I asked myself this morning why there were no audio … Continue reading

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Koans

Went through the first few sections of the ColdFusion Koans today. I’m happy to say that the format of the asserts is identical to what I used for TDD in .Net.  Must be somewhat standardized. Getting MXUnit set up and … Continue reading

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git DOWN

Wheee!  Look at the 5-legged octo-cat!  Penta-cat?  Penta-pus? I’m installing and learning github for Windows today. Been wanting to contribute to open source for ages.  Can’t do much of that without knowing git. Only missing ingredient now is TIME!   >8-( … Continue reading

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R&R = Retreat and Rethink

Is it possible for a person to be too patient for their own good? It appears that I am.  Or I’m way too stubborn. Regardless, there are times when I have my nose so close to the grindstone that I … Continue reading

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