On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 21:10:03 -0400 "Glenn McCalley" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> OK so a good customer of long standing wants a coldfusion website. > Some "developer", the husband of one of his staff (so that makes him a > trusted advisor, right?), has convinced him "it's the only way to do it". > My position is maybe that's the only way -he- can do it but there's a whole > wide world of alternatives out there. > > Looking at it, he wants to collect some data on an input form, then hash it > over a couple of ways and present the results. Pretty graphics maybe as > well. Looks to me like Perl... don't even need a real database, heck > DB_File would work just fine for this. > OK with me... > ...but what's the argument to present other than "you don't need > coldfusion"? > > I'd even put CF on the system and be done with it if there was a FreeBSD > version (anyone have any luck with that?). Tracked down BlueDragon but > that's apparently Win only as well. > > Ammunition wanted. > Thanks > Glenn. hey, sorry, i don't think I've included much hard-ammo... but anyway I had to endure CF in a past life thanks to an over-enthusiastic colleague who presented similar arguments to those described before I started ... then, of course, he left and the rest is a (horrid) story. Anyway: - licensing : careful here - expensive (definitely way more expensive than OSS - not only in licensing ,but support, community,etc). Not sure if it is still true, but I remember we had to renew the license EVERY year to keep a site alive. Ridiculous. - from memory, blue dragon (or some other 'dragon related to cf' did run on linux and/or FBSD. - last resort, CF runs on Linux - maybe it runs under FBsd with linux-compat? - what does your client WANT? (not the means to get to it, but the end result? ) figuring out the tech to use for a solution isnt, IMHO, what he/she should be worrying about - follow a normal spec out of the project, then present the different alternatives... maybe, and just *maybe*, CF *IS* the best solution, but I very seriously doubt it. btw, you can still have a Flash powered site without cf ;) good luck ;) Beto _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"