Salesforce and Amazon SQS

One final post from the old company blog, from March, 2011. A couple of us are working on a new project that involves Salesforce CRM. We recently came upon a few technical challenges related to our need to keep a subset of the data stored in the cloud in-sync with our…

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Coldfusion 9 ORM, Caching and Autocommit

One more from the archives of the company dev blog, this time from August 2011. We have been gradually moving off of ColdFusion over the last several years, but maybe there is something in here that might be useful for someone. We have been using ColdFusion 9 for a few…

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Performance of CFScript

This is another article from the retired company blog. This one is from September, 2011. I have been developing ColdFusion on and off for about 10 years, and one topic that has been controversial the entire time is CFScript. The arguments go back and forth: ‘It’s too slow’, ‘it’s not…

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Logging in To Salesforce from ColdFusion

Im continuing to clear out articles from the retired company development team blog. This one, was instrumental in getting me connected with one of my first big side work projects, which evolved into a two year project that helped us retire our mortgage. From August 2011: We have been working…

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3 Ways to Become a Digital Lumberjack

Restored using the Wayback machine from: https://www.developwithpurpose.com/digital-lumberjack/ When we had our development team blog, our content team would edit our posts. This one was very different before it went in to copy editing, I had embellished the lumberjack metaphor a lot more than this, and they cut it back. Also, I…

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Helping Team Members Move

Here is another post revived from the Wayback machine from our (discontinued) company blog from December 2011. One of the great things about working for Dave Ramsey at the Lampo Group is that they treat all team members equally well. This is especially true of the Web Development Team, which has its…

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Limiting the Use of CAPTCHA

I used to blog periodically on my company’s blog. Earlier this year, the blog was taken down, and I needed to reference something I posted from 2012. I’ve restored the post using the Wayback machine here. The information is a little dated, but maybe it could be useful to someone.…

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Development tools/links for the week of 2017-06-11

Gradle 4.0 is out. It is fast, much faster than Maven. I tried it out on 3 projects that I maintain, and all of them saw build times cut in half (longest one was 86 seconds -> 40 seconds). cukes-rest – I am really late the to the Cucumber /…

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Optimizing a SQLite Database

TL:DR; takeaways: These seem very obvious, but with rushed deadlines, and “it works well enough”, these things are sometimes overlooked. Use the right data type for the job. If the documentation says VARCHAR when the values are always integers, maybe you should use INT. Generate a proper primary key when…

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Lessons learned from our first trip to Disney

We just got back from our first trip to Disney World, and had a great time. We procrastinated a bit in our planning, and there are some things I wish I had known before going. Maybe these will be helpful to someone: When you get an e-mail to “complete your…

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