At the American Meteorological Society, we wanted to launch a large fundraising campaign alongside our centennial celebration. Here’s how we went about preparing a legacy ASP.net app for the needs of (hopefully) a record amount of giving.
The first stage of the process was to do a survey of what modern giving on the web looks like. …
When I landed my first full-time web developer job, I was excited. I had self-studied for more than a year, and I was finally going to get the chance to spend my workday coding.
But there was one aspect of the role that I dreaded:
Our whole back end was built in ColdFusion.
For those who aren’t already en-Fuse-iasts (disclaimer: ColdFusion developers probably don’t call themselves this), ColdFusion (CFML) is a tag-based language that mixes HTML templating with server-side logic, like PHP.
But, whereas PHP still powers most of the internet, ColdFusion has had a rougher time of it. There is a small, passionate group of CFML developers out there building cool new stuff, but discussions of the current state of the language tend to follow a somewhat familiar…