Occasionally in the CFML Slack channel (and the IRC room before it) someone asks about acomments
valueArray()function - what they mean is that they want something like the terribly named
valueList()that you can provide a query and a column and get a column slice which will return an array instead of a CFML list.
valueArray()exists on Lucee but for ACF you’re stuck implementing it for yourself. Here is a way to do that properly (it’s easy to do it naively wrong).
I recently needed to analyze some data in CFML where there was a wide range of values but some real outliers - latency numbers for example. So I ported thiscomments
kthPercentile()function. You pass in the percentile and an array of numbers -
kthPercentile(99, [...])will give you the 99th percentile for example -
kthPercentile(50, [...])is the same as the median.
A friend asked recently how I would go about writing a function to do fuzzy time - something that formats time in a casual way, the way you would talk about it in conversation - “just now”, “a few minutes ago”, “2 days ago”, etc. He wanted it to be customizable, where they could define the groupings used. This is what we came up with:comments
I have been considering starting a blog (technically again) for a while now but I couldn’t convince myself that I had something worth saying. But after being inspired by a few different people that even just documenting what you have learned can make useful and worthwhile content. I don’t expect a large audience — but this is more about me and my journey than anything.
The subjects for the posts here will be varied; Certainly lots of technical posts about what I am learning at my new job but I would expect some scientific, social and possibly even the occasional political thought to come by as well.
I have attempted to do this in the past without much luck — I hope to stick with it much longer this time and if you are reading this I hope you help encourage me too. Hopefully something I learn today can be something you can learn with me.comments
Trying to streamline my Jekyll development workflow, I came up with this function that I have added to my
~/.bash_profileto make things just a bit easer.
Obviously you will need to change the cd at the beginning of
jserve, but this will start the Jekyll process and open up a new tab in chrome to the test address. I tried to use the detached mode for jekyll, but apparently there has been a bug for a long time that detached mode doesn’t also watch the directory so that was a non-starter. The only problem with this is that the tab will open before the serving starts, but if you wait just a second and then refresh the page it should be ready to go.
I’m no bash expert though so if anyone has any improvements or other ideas I would like to hear about them.comments