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A Different Direction – Why we’re choosing Ruby

Past, Present and Future Over the past few months, I’ve been thinking hard about what the future of development in fusioneer.com will look like. Since I was promoted to head up the development team over five years ago, we have … Continue reading

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Running Rails 3 on JRuby in Windows

I read an excellent post today, that resonated with me. My day job involves me using ColdFusion (CF), a interpreted language on the JVM. Say what you will about CF as a language, but the decision they made at version … Continue reading

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ColdFusion Dynamic Finders using onMissingMethod()

I doubt if our team is unique in this respect, but we actually wrote our own DAO / Gateway library from scratch. The main reason we did so was to ensure that the SQL being executed was exactly as we … Continue reading

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Getting Ticked Off with APIs

We get to integrate with lots of APIs as part of the day job, usually by passing XML or JSON over HTTP but sometimes (less often thankfully) with SOAP or even sometimes using something zany like ActiveMQ. The thing I … Continue reading

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Using ColdFusion to unzip a Gzip Base64 string

Here is a quick code snippet to allow us unzip a base64 string of gzipped data: Notice how I nested the calls, otherwise you end up with a bunch of use-once variables knocking around that you are just passing to … Continue reading

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What makes the Ruby language different from ColdFusion / CFML

I’m reading Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby and I thought I’d jot down the language idioms that seem new or different to me, coming from a Java / ColdFusion background: unless – the reverse if A statement evaluated by unless … Continue reading

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Unit Testing and TDD – A Practical Experience

These days you’ll often here people talking about TDD (Test Driven Development) and you’ll hear about extensive use of unit testing. There are lots of tools to help implement unit testing and TDD for different languages. Ruby has Test::Unit built … Continue reading

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