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coderme
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This is hands-down the worst codebase I've ever touched. 50% laziness, 50% poorly-conceived alterations to business logic. One of those where if it isn't throwing an error, you DON'T TOUCH IT.

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  • 2
    I have been seeing a lot of coldfusion lately. Makes me wonder if it is coming back.
  • 3
    @AleCx04 If you ask me, I'd say it well deserves a comeback. It's got an open source server (Lucee), an open source package manager (Commandbox), a sweet testing framework, dependency intention framework, etc etc. If it's dying it is 100% due to the poor management at Adobe. Oh, and it does have script syntax which is preferred at this point.
  • 2
    @coderme sounds good. I have very little exposure tot it but I would not mind investing more time into it if it has some interesting concepts :D
  • 2
    @Torbuntu nope, no relation! Yep, our company has used Coldfusion exclusively for years.
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    @Torbuntu PS, be glad you don't recognize this codebase! When I retire I'll sit down and write a book about how awful this project was. At this point I'm glad the maintenance is only a few hours a month.
  • 3
    @AleCx04 one of these days I should throw together a "Coldfusion Starter" repo with a super simple Hello World website.

    Downside is the requirement for Java installation, I've never been a big fan of that. Upside is a docker image to get around that.
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    @coderme for what I have seen it seems pretty interesting. I would not mind looking at that repo at all. Some of the jobs I have seen pay reasonably well given that there are few developers that know how to use it. Imo it seems like an interesting tool to add to ones arsenal :D
  • 1
    @AleCx04 Yeah, in terms of job security/options it may not be the best...
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