Brian Rinaldi’s post on What the heck is a Gateway anyway? has started a very healthy discussion about various design patterns in the Coldfusion community. In response Matt Woodward (and many other well known cf bloggers) has posted a very long and very informative post on what he thinks about design patterns in ColdFusion. Its a very good read and Matt makes some very valid points.
I totally agree with Matt that there is no right or wrong way of approaching OO in Coldfusion, you have to get burnt to learn from your mistakes.
I know I am late in blogging this but recently Nielsen//Netratings has announced that they will stop giving importance to pageview metrics and instead begin tracking how long a user actually spent on a page. They have done this due to increasing number of sites that have recently started using Rich Internet Application technologies like Ajax.
I think this is a very positive and it ensures a fair measurement for any website even though it does not use any Web 2.0 technology. It is always better to have users spending more time on your site than viewing more pages on your site. A user spending more time on a page means that the user is actually interested in your sites content.
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I started WebMantras and my company Technology Three on the 10th of July 2006. Looking back, it’s been the best year of my life, although there were some difficult months as well.
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Traffic to my blog has slowly but steadily increased over the past 12 months. Let me know if there are more topics you’d like to see. Thanks to everyone who read this blog and Technology Three clients.
Here’s too the next twelve very interesting and exciting months