Igor Ilyinsky talks about “Breaking out of your ColdFusion comfort zone (How to make CF mainstream)” in this episode of ColdFusion Alive podcast with host Michaela Light.
- Show notes
- CF from a biz perspective
- When pick CF
- When pick WP
- When other languages
- CF Obstacles
- CF Benefits
- How Igor got started with CF
- What are you looking forward to at CF Summit?
- Mentioned in this episode
- Listen to the Audio
- Interview transcript
CF from a biz perspective
- When CF makes sense or not makes sense for a biz
- When works, not work
- Dev cost
- Maintenance costs
- How hard to hire good CF devs
When pick CF
- How big the project is
- How much fits our existing CF code base
- Client preference
When pick WP
- If just CMS and blog
When other languages
- If have existing package in that language
- CF was the lowest barrier to learn
- Blessing and curse
- Blessing – easy to create new apps
- Curse – some bad developers have written bad quality code
- Now some languages you don’t have to set up a server to use it
- Cloud spin up instant in
- cPanel setup
- CF setup improvements
- Silent CF traditional installs
- Rapid Application Development
- Esp for occasional coders or new coders
- Strong CF community
- New innovation
- “Future proof”
- Modules (Forgebox)
- Plug in risk that the developer wrote good code
- Cost of license is small compared to cost of the code
- Plenty of high quality CF devs
- Closed platform is more security than open source
State of CF Union survey
- Most CF devs have done for a long time
- Need more young CFers
- Adobe CF education version
- Adobe free college training materials
- How get kids and younger people into it
- Entrepreneurs putting up a simple app
- Adobe priority on CF?
- Compare to Google and Node.js
- Engage community more to develop language features that they want
- Collaborative with community
- Tag line – for everything you want to build on the web
- Politics of why technolicals CF connects with
- Compare to Google and Node.js
Stumbling blocks for CF gaining mainstream status
- CF community to provide sample code to services and APIs that work with multiple languages
- Maybe a central list or repository of these!
- Just in time component incorporation of parts of the CF server
- Pay for support subscription vs the platform up front
- Lightweight platform footprint
CF devs largely operate in a bubble
- Exposed to other languages and techniques
- Stepping out of your CF comfort zone
- Engage other technologies
- Make these more turnkey for CFers to use
- Getting more news and PR for CF scaling and security
How Igor got started with CF
What are you looking forward to at CF Summit?
Mentioned in this episode
- WannaCry ransomware
- State of CF Union survey results 2018 blog post
- The Future of ColdFusion (it is Bright) with Tridib Roy Chowdhury
- Episode Thomas Grobicki 041 The true ROI of ColdFusion (how to sell CF to your boss or client)
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Igor is the founder of FirmWise, and has helped redesign over a hundred law firm websites. He is a Marketing Technologist, Entrepreneur and entertaining presenter focused on advancing Law Firms to the highest level of marketing technology automation… Igor's gift is knowing how to translate techy jargon into common sense English that anyone can understand; even battle hardened attorneys. His experience in web development for nearly the past two decades and his popularity as a speaker make him the quintessential authority on what trends to pursue and what fads to avoid. As the Founder of FirmWise, the only web hosting platform developed specifically for law firms, Igor has helped define the web presence for over 200 law firms, and continues to pioneer strategy for the industry.
Specialties: Expertise in Law Firm Marketing, Web Content Management, ColdFusion, Web Hosting, Web Design, Database Architecture, IT Management and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Welcome back to the show. And today we're looking at breaking out of your cold fusion comfort zone and how to make cold fusion mainstream with ego Alinsky. And we'll look at cold fusion from a business perspective when it works when it doesn't work when it makes sense or not obstacles, benefits of cold fusion, stumbling blocks for cold fusion, gaining mainstream status, and how you might be operating in a bubble using cold fusion, and how you can step out of your comfort zone to do that. So welcome, Eagle.
Igor Ilyinsky 0:32
Thanks for having me.
Oh, you're so welcome. And in case you don't know him, he's been in the cold fusion community for a long time. And he's the founder of firm wise and that company designs lot hundreds of websites for law firms. So
so he's been doing he uses cold fusion for that. And he's been doing it for over 10 years. So let's just come back to that first point. Kofi from a business perspective, because so often we just look at programming languages from a technology perspective. But what do you think of cold fusion from a business perspective
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Because… perhaps you are responsible for a mission-critical or revenue-generating CF application that you don’t trust 100%, where implementing new features is a painful ad-hoc process with slow turnaround even for simple requests.
What if you have no contingency plan for a sudden developer departure or a server outage? Perhaps every time a new freelancer works on your site, something breaks. Or your application availability, security, and reliability are poor.
And if you are depending on ColdFusion for your job, then you can’t afford to let your CF development methods die on the vine.
You’re making a high-stakes bet that everything is going to be OK using the same old app creation ways in that one language — forever.
All it would take is for your fellow CF developer to quit or for your CIO to decide to leave the (falsely) perceived sinking ship of CFML and you could lose everything—your project, your hard-won CF skills, and possibly even your job.
Luckily, there are a number of simple, logical steps you can take now to protect yourself from these obvious risks.
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√ A modern test environment to prevent bugs from spreading
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√ A portable development environment baked into your codebase… for free!
Learn about these and many more strategies in our free ColdFusion Alive Best Practices Checklist.