Jared Rypka-Hauer

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If there's one word that summarizes the core of a successful software development project, it's organization. A lot has been written about the organization of documentation and organization of code, but not a lot has been written regarding the organization of the way code is executed. We're going to take a look at one way to do exactly that using the concept of events to control how code is executed within an application. The term event should be fairly familiar to anyone who's used JavaScript with HTML (raise your hand if you haven't) and seen terms like onClick or onSubmit. Simply put, an event model is a way of organizing not the code, but the way that code is executed (or execution path - the order in which code is executed to respond to a particular request). This method of organization often goes hand in hand with using frameworks like ModelGlue, Mach-II, or F... (more)

How to Conquer the Enterprise ... With ColdFusion

Over the course of the last several years, ColdFusion has gone through a time of growth, stress, change, and a gradual increase in complexity, culminating in CFMX 7. That complexity has stretched us as developers, inspiring growth while at the same time causing some of us (especially those without a Computer Science background) to wonder why we should be making all this extra work for ourselves, especially when it comes to object-oriented (OO) development. In some ways, it's like the growth of any other "organism," painful yet critical to the survival of the species. Forewarning... (more)