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2Mar
2010
ColdFusion Keeps Lenovo Orders Moving

I ordered a part from the Lenovo web site, and just received an e-mail shipment notification pointing me to the Lenovo Order Status site which is powered by ColdFusion!

Comments (4)



  • Eapen

    Sadly, they seem to be using the onRequestEnd.cfm to display their footer links (it appears after the closing </html> tag.

    #1Posted by Eapen | Mar 2, 2010, 02:13 PM
  • Nathan Johnson

    ;)

    Powered by ColdFusion, brought to you by some of your developer friends from Phoenix! We met you when you came to town to show off Scorpio - small world, right?!

    #2Posted by Nathan Johnson | Mar 2, 2010, 05:19 PM
  • Sebastiaan

    Seems like a GOOD CF-programmer occasionally is a very bad HTML/CSS/JS programmer. This code is just butt ugly...

    But maybe the guys (Nathan et al) inherited a very old system which was only to step-wise be improved...

    Good luck with that, corporate sites very often are snails to renew to standardized, websafe code.

  • Nathan Johnson

    Wish we could rewrite it, very old system originally written by about 3 generations of developers back. ;)

    It's one of those "it's not broken so don't fix it" situations, sales-driven organizations have a very hard time justifying hours and/or cost to rewrite anything that isn't so broken it's unusable, which at this point (ugly code and all) it still "works".

    #4Posted by Nathan Johnson | Mar 8, 2010, 11:06 AM