Software Aging

With technologists (aka "geeks"), there is often a "latest and greatest is best" mindset that pervades the psyche. I'm certainly guilty. It's worth keeping in mind that just because something is newer, more feature rich, along a defined upgrade path, etc., doesn't necessarily mean you should switch. A standout example of this is Hal Helms' site. "Why?" you ask, well let me tell you.

Hal is a guy that has done some amazing things for the CF community. He's been a driving force behind Fusebox for many years, he was a driving force behind the creation of Mach-II, he's a huge proponent of OO software design with CFCs, and he's a nice guy to boot. And guess what? His site is running Fusebox 2. Yes. Fusebox 2. Because it's perfectly adequate.

I would never recommend building a new site in FB2. Never. But upgrading from FB2? If you need to, I suppose. Every time I end up on Hal's site for some reason, I remember noticing it was FB2 back in the heyday of FB3, and always go check the source to see if it still is. A little reminder in the chaotic world we all live in that the latest and greatest isn't always the best.

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