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December 23, 2002
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

So I've been looking at a friend of mine's code ( Ok, it's Andy ) that he uses for clients and projects of his. It's a content management system, for driving websites. He named the system "Gestalt". It's written in Cold Fusion, which means I'm not quite sure what's going on with all the stuff since I'm pretty unfamiliar with the language. But with all languages, you can kinda tell what's going on with it.

Oh anyway, the reason I'm looking at the code is because I was pestering him about wanting to see if I could port it to java for kicks. I figured it might make for a neat little project that I could have some fun with. (I know, I'm sick... aren't I?). Just looking over the code it looks like the only thing I'll be able to steal is the logic and the database... which is all I was really expecting to get anyway, since I think the way CF does things is pretty different from the way java does things... however it might port easier to jsp first... we'll see.

One of the neater things with this code base (besides it being actually used for real projects that bring in real money as opossed to alot of my ideas ) is that you can tell Andy put alot of love into this code. It's all nicely organized, and tidy. The indentation is flawless and consistent. This is so much unlike any other time I've come across code that I've never seen before, it's a really pleasent suprise. I just wish I understood CF a bit more.

That's some Neat Shit™, Andy - it's certainly something to be proud of from what I can tell from here.