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David L.

Member since May 14, 2013

Recent Blog Comments By David L.

  • It Walks Like A Duck, It Quacks Like A Duck, But It's A Donkey - The Problem Of Inappropriately DRY Code

    Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    I have been on both sides of this dilemma. I have seen (and written) CF code, especially before the era of CFC's, where completely identical queries were cut and paste across several pages. I have also seen, and been guilty of creating, "one function / query that does ALL THE THINGS!" As ... read more »

  • Converting ColdFusion Date/Time Values Into ISO 8601 Time Strings

    Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    @Ben, Correct, UTC itself is not affected by DST, but since local time is (or can be,) it still matters whenever you are converting from one to the other. (Example: EST is UTC -5, but EDT is UTC -4.) We store everything in UTC wherever possible, but some clients prefer to see time stamps in their l... read more »

  • Converting ColdFusion Date/Time Values Into ISO 8601 Time Strings

    Posted on Jul 29, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    You might test to ensure that dateConvert() is accounting for DST correctly. I have found in the past (at least as recently as CF8,) that dateConvert() applies the DST offset based on the DST offset of the current date and time...not the actual offset for date and time submitted to the function. ... read more »

  • The UX Of Prototyping: Low-Fidelity Is The New High-Fidelity

    Posted on May 14, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Ben, et al, Your post strikes close to an issue I am intimately familiar with. At my shop we have three distinct development teams, each using a different dev technology (.NET, CF, and Perl/open source). We realized within the last year that only the .NET team has been using wireframing / prototypi... read more »

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