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Dave DuPlantis

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Dave DuPlantis

  • Create A Running Average Without Storing Individual Values

    Posted on Jul 8, 2009 at 12:15 AM

    @Jody: From a ColdFusion perspective, that's a reasonable approach to storing both values and users, but it's probably more useful for smaller datasets. With larger datasets, you may run into problems storing the lists, depending on the database you're using. From a database perspective, if you wan... read more »

  • Create A Running Average Without Storing Individual Values

    Posted on Jul 3, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    @Martijn, I don't know about a page like that ... but then I'm pretty good at setting them up myself, so I don't usually look. (If it's for work, I might look for a CFC, but at home I typically want to do it myself.) It seems like there should be a language-specific collection somewhere, though.... read more »

  • Create A Running Average Without Storing Individual Values

    Posted on Jul 3, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Whether or not it's obvious, I think it's good to post things like this. There are a surprising number of little math tricks that are handy to know, and you can save someone who doesn't know one a lot of time by sharing it. This one I knew ... math is my strong point, plus with a gaming/sports back... read more »

  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: XML Parsing Is WAY Faster Than ColdFusion Custom Tags

    Posted on Sep 4, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    To echo some comments from the previous post, I'd recommend looking into XSLT as an additional option for this exercise. To touch on Ray's earlier point, for more complex parsing, while XSLT might be better suited to the task, some people may be more comfortable working solely in CF, making it prefe... read more »

  • Apple iPhone 3G Has Been Extremely Frustrating

    Posted on Aug 27, 2008 at 10:22 AM

    If it's any consolation, the EDGE version isn't necessarily any better. Incoming calls sometimes don't ring, text messages duplicate on their way out, voicemail notification shows up minutes or hours later, calls drop for no reason, Safari crashes regularly ... today's problem is that no custom apps... read more »

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