Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Why SSN should NOT be stored as an integer in a database

Good synoposis on the dangers of storing some types of user data as integers.

"If you have a hand in storing SSN's on any level during developing, read this. Personally, I've seen this happen too many times."

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Cool use of....Ajax?

To be honest, I'm not real sure how they're doing this but it's pretty sweet. Watch in real time as stories on digg are updated/added.


I downloaded Eclipse yesterday so I could try out CFEclispse. I guess maybe I don't know how to use it because so far it doesn't seem like there is anything better about it vs. Dreamweaver 8. It also seems to choke my system whenever I open it. If anybody has any tips I'd love to hear them. Also, if anyone has suggestions for good Coldfusion development apps I'd like to hear about those too.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Coldfusion is Safe at Adobe

We're just beginning to use Coldfusion on some projects at work. I'm very excited about what I've seen so far. We've developed a few Flex apps now using VB.NET for the backend data integration and one using Coldfusion. The difference in speed of development between the two was like night and day. I couldn't believe how much easier it was using CF. When the Adobe acquisition occurred there was some concern here over what might happen to CF since Adobe hasn't really had a developer focus in the past. The interview below suggests that everything will be OK :)

Exclusive CFDJ Interview: Where's ColdFusion Headed Under Adobe? @ COLDFUSION DEVELOPER'S JOURNAL

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

l33t $p34k

For all you n0n-h4x0r$ out there.

BBC - h2g2 - An Explanation of l33t Speak

Google: Ten Golden Rules (Newsweek Article)

Interesting take on "corporate life."

"Getting the most out of knowledge workers will be the key to business success for the next quarter century. Here's how we do it at google."

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