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Rob Wilkerson

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Rob Wilkerson

  • What ColdFusion Teaches Us About The Ultimate "Roll Your Own" Solution

    Posted on Sep 8, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    This is how good enterprise software and good enterprise architecture is built. In addition to the time factor and the abstraction potential, the most compelling reason I've ever found to incorporate existing solutions is that the problems they often solve are non-trivial. The more you can let someo... read more »

  • OOP Getters() And Setters() - A New Programmer's Frustration

    Posted on Oct 14, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    I don't think you're entirely incorrect. I think it can be an _indicator_, but it isn't necessarily some kind of de facto design error. If my objects get larger than I'd like, I'll often root around for refactoring opportunities, but I don't lose any sleep if I don't see any.... read more »

  • OOP Getters() And Setters() - A New Programmer's Frustration

    Posted on Oct 14, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    @Ben A "God Object", the way that I understand it, is effectively cloaking procedural code in an OO "wrapper". One big object that does way too much stuff. I believe it's widely considered to be an anti-pattern.... read more »

  • OOP Getters() And Setters() - A New Programmer's Frustration

    Posted on Oct 14, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    I think the post and conversation itself devolved a bit into the concept of "big" objects. IMO, objects shouldn't be measured by size. A "big" object is perfectly appropriate if the object has a lot of properties and/or behaviors. Big Object != God Object (necessarily). As long as the object is do... read more »

  • Project HUGE: Trying Out A 4-Exercise Limit

    Posted on Oct 1, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    Good idea. Because I workout in the mornings and like to be at work by 7 or so, I have a 45 minute limit on my gym time. I find that I can pack 6-8 exercises in that time depending on how much super-setting I do. I really like where it's taken me. I'll usually work two muscle groups each day (... read more »

  • Ask Ben: What I Look For In A Potential Employee - Passion

    Posted on Oct 1, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    I look for two things. The first is knowledge. I need someone to be able to hit the ground running. I don't care whether you know ColdFusion, PHP or something else. Mostly I need someone to have a reasonable grounding in CS principles and to, for lack of a better way of stating it, "get it". That... read more »

  • They're All Just Text Files (Adobe ColdFusion IDE Survey)

    Posted on Jan 8, 2008 at 5:14 PM

    @Ed - Might be worth taking a look at Pulse ( http://www.poweredbypulse.com/ ). I can't claim to be an expert yet, but I've played around with it and it looks promising.... read more »

  • They're All Just Text Files (Adobe ColdFusion IDE Survey)

    Posted on Jan 7, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    @Ben: You can turn off the tab stuff. That annoyed me for a while too, since I multi-line my attributes as well. I believe the setting is called "Smart Indenting" or some such.... read more »

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