Saturday, October 11, 2008

Senate Website Appears to be Down

I've been trying to get to various senatorial web sites since last night and the server cranks but doesn't render pages.

Don't go all tin-foil hat. The middleware is ColdFusion and they probably have a run away process somewhere that is eating up all the CPU, preventing the server from delivering content.

Anglachel

4 comments:

A.Citizen said...

What else would you expect from an app named 'Coldfusion'....heh...

Anglachel said...

Actually, I'm a ColdFusion developer and it is a damn good web dev language.

Cold Fusion offered the first viable web-based application server on the market and, after wrestling the crap that has come out since, I think is still the best. The server can be expensive, but the langauge is both simple and powerful and CF hosting is available. It is common in government, the military, medical and financial environments. I can develop applications in CF in 1/3 to 1/2 the time of any other available language, and time is money in the tech world.

The achilles heel in CF is the retarded JRun component that, like just about every Java based program I have ever encountered, is bloated, buggy, slow and prone to spectacular crashes for no discernable reason.

CFML, Cold Fusion Markup Language, also runs on BlueDragon servers and is a lot of fun to use. It's string handling library is top-knotch. It is flexible, concise, and powerful.

Anglachel

A.Citizen said...

I stand corrected!

Still....a peculiar name for anything that's supposed to be an actuality in my humble opinion.

Anglachel said...

I admit it *is* a goofy name, but it's catchy!