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Mach-II Site #4 Goes Live

The fourth site I've done with Mach-II just went live. It's the revamp of the Girl Tech web site, and it will be managed both through a Mach II based interface as well as Macromedia Contribute. My skills with Mach-II get better with every project, and the more I use the framework, the more impressed I am with it. My next project is a multi-lingual site that will use Mach-II, so that should put a new wrinkle in things. I'll post any lessons learned/gotchas here!

BlueDragon Release Getting Closer ...

I haven't had time to post about this in a while, but the release of BlueDragon is getting nearer by the day. I was very happy with Beta 3, and although RC1 had a couple of issues that didn't exist in Beta 3, the folks at New Atlanta are VERY committed to making BlueDragon great. When the CIO personally e-mails and offers to call you and do a remote desktop session with you to figure out a bug you've discovered, that's what I call good customer support!

I've been porting a Java application that I sold to a couple of companies over to ColdFusion and Mach II and I decided this was a great oppotunity to put BlueDragon through its paces since Beta 3 added the support for CFCs that was required for Mach II to run. I've been building this applicaiton on a Mac since BlueDragon works very well on OS X, and other than a bug with defaulting CFCs string args to "" (this has been fixed in RC2 which should come out any day now), it's been running perf…

Bad Project Management

I just realized that with everything going on I haven't updated the blog in a LONG time, so I'll just do a rapid-fire list of what's been happening the last month or so. Lots of various contract gigs coming in, I'm finishing up class #7 on my MSCIS degree at the University of Phoenix (this puts me officially one class past the half-way point!), and next week I'm at i2 Planet, i2's annual supply chain software conference. Specifically concerning my outside gigs I've been doing lately, in combination with my project management course I'm finishing up, I thought this made for a good opportunity to discuss bad project management.

On the programming side of my world, I've actually been finishing up some "Classic ASP" projects, which annoys me to no end. I don't mind the extra work, but I really, really, really despise Classic ASP for a host of reasons. There's still demand out there for it and since it's all I did for a co…