Tuesday 17 May 2022

If yer a CFML dev, you should consider financially supporting trycf.com


I'll keep this on-point today.

If you are a CFML developer, you will be aware and likely use trycf.com. Whenever I have an issue with some CFML that needs to be demonstrated to someone else; eg: I'm asking for help on Slack or Stack Overflow, or demonstrating an answer to someone else's question: I create a portable / repeatable repro case on trycf.com. I use it to demonstrate bugs and behavioural differences to Adobe or Lucee when both vendors don't give the same result from the same code. I use it every day.

I believe trycf.com is the handiest resource available to CFML developers.

Until now Abram has done all the work to create and maintain trycf.com at his own expense, both financially and with his own time. I reached out to him a coupla days ago wanting to see if I could help-out financially, and he has set up a Patreon page for this very reason. His blurb is:

And the Patreon link is: https://www.patreon.com/trycf/posts.

If you don't want to do a monthly payment, there's also an option to flick him some dosh on a one off basis: https://buy.stripe.com/28o8y6dzHh1bezucMM

Both those links are on the trycf.com homepage.

Go give him some money. If you're the purse-string holder at a company: consider giving him some money on behalf of your company too, to make yourselves better CFML Community participants.


Whilst I'm talking about money, don't forget you perhaps also ought to be supporting Lucee. I wrote about this before: If your company (or yourself) makes money using Lucee… you should throw them a bone. Consider supporting them as well if you haven't already.