Posted by: SEO Positive

Posted on: July 5, 2010 7:48 am

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Well, during the development of my career I studied different technologies and worked with these technologies and I can’t help but notice that developers seem to have forgotton about 2 fantastic programming languages.

Perl

and

Cold Fusion

They’re both pretty great technologies but why have they been forgotten has anyone forgotten that one of the biggest websites in the world is built with Cold Fusion? Yes, Myspace is built with coldfusion, although the site may seem sluggish at times and hard to work with but that’s majoritivly down to the developers code at the other end.

How about a snippet of Cold Fusion?

<cfquery name="MyQuery" datasource="MyDatabase">
SELECT * FROM `MyTable`;
</cfquery>
<cfoutput>
#MyQuery.SomeRow#
</cfoutput>

fantastically simple, HTML like structure making Cold Fusion incredibly easy to learn and use I almost miss using Cold Fusion but it does have its draw backs.

Maybe Cold Fusion was forgotten because its so expensive to host, either way. This is a great technology and its good to remind developers of this technology.

And Perl, this is a great language. Very raw and to the point but great none the less. My Favourite part of Perl is the arrays see below for an example.

#perl arrays are great!
@MyArray = (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12);
print $MyArray[0];#prints 1

Now how easy was that!? Perl is great, again developers need reminding of these two utterly fantastic programming languages because they are what shaped my PHP craft, and a good developer is a developer who’s had plenty of exposure to other languages to help them better and more logically collate the best solution for any application and development

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