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Ben Nadel at CFUNITED 2009 (Lansdowne, VA) with: Katie Maher
Ben Nadel at CFUNITED 2009 (Lansdowne, VA) with: Katie Maher

Working Code Podcast - Episode 143: Moving On, Rewriting, And Replatforming

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While change is inevitable, managing and adapting to change is always a challenge. Change represents the end of something we knew and - at least for some period - loved; and, ushers in the start of something completely unknown. On today's show, we explore the difficulties in "moving on" using several different contexts: Jobs, tech stacks, video games, API implementations, front-end frameworks, and more.

All that and more on this week's show:

... featuring these beautiful, beautiful people:

With audio editing and engineering by ZCross Media.

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Reader Comments


Moving on from cfml?

I find my self asking this question a lot and the fast answer is Why? I'm very productive in cfml. I have yet to hit a technical wall where the problem can not be solved in cfml. Further, a lot of the business problems I wish to solve are easier in cfml. The solution is baked in and I do not have to choose a third party library solve the issue.

The ecosystem is getting a little thin of late, but people like Ben are Keep it fresh. But even if Ben is not directly talking about cfml, his perspective and experience are a deep well of wisdom.

I apricated the sage wisdom on the podcast on "replatforming". Do not replatform. There is little business value in doing so. This piece of advise has a lot of resonance on projects I'm working on.

As of the initial question. I'll keep being productive in cfml. I'll keep retesting the initial question and I'll keep learning and solving problems.



I feel the same way. CFML is really a joy to work with. Yes, I stumble over some things from time-to-time, but which programming language doesn't come with pit-falls. Overall, there's just so much to love about the language and the community. And, exactly to your point, I'm quite productive in ColdFusion (in fact, I believe that I'm more productive that the people at the company who work in other languages).

I say let's keep this party going as long as possible! 🎉🎉🎉

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