Well the day has finally come, I need and am going to take the intro fusebox class. It's not like I don't want to learn anything new, i just want to learn things that make me a better coder.
In this case it's more about getting skills that will get me a job.
Intro To Fusebox
I don't hate fusebox, as much as not really want to use it, because 100% of the time i'm a solo coder, working on hte full application.
I also don't like having all applications go thru a central app, which over time can tend to get bloated. That's how these things can get...
However there are some real pluses to fusebox, that I bet most of you thought i'd never say as long as I was alive...
1. Modularity - This is to be commended, and modularity used correctly, for maximum performance.
2. Teamwork Oriented Framework - I commend any method that helps new coders and old coders work together to create better products.
3. Standards, standards - I may not agree with all the standards of fusebox, but getting coders to stick to a standard instead of making one up, every week, is to be commeneded. This is a major problem in our industry.
Now as for OOP, I really don't care if other people use any model of thinking as long as it produces results, but then as long as i can produce results,why does it matter how i think of programming?
For me the highest goal is creating solid applications we can be proud of, and not have to fix, upgrade because it wasn't done the right way the first time..
I also feel it's important we think about the posterity, if we died, how easy would it be for other people to fix, learn, change, any of the applications I created.
But when lots of people use lots of different ways, it creates havoc for other people who may have to change/alter their code.
Instead of making this a holy crusade for whichever framework or methodology or thinking process, we should concern ourselves with creating great applications, solid standards for our industry, and finding ways we can work together, instead of fighting..
I know i've had my share of flaming, but I'm done with that, let's move on, let's make ColdFusion the best web industry it can be...
I've been reading a lot of interesting stuff on fusebox, oop, and i no longer care about the flame wars, I just want to get a job, learn to master my craft.
And just keep moving forward...
Does anyone care to share their thoughts?