Craig328's Profile User Rating: *****

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User is offline Jun 27 2015 07:53 PM
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US
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Windows
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FireFox
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Intel
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PC
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Jeep
Dream Kudos:
50
Expert In:
ColdFusion

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Posts I've Made

  1. In Topic: Career change from finance to programming

    Posted 3 Jun 2015

    So, my 2 cents: you have a degree, you're doing database management. To me that reads as "has a degree" and "has experience". If you do database management and you enjoy it, ask yourself and answer this question: how did you end up doing that without a degree in CS? What makes you think a comp sci degree is a necessity to being a programmer if it wasn't for being a database manager?

    If I were you, while the free education route is indeed a boon, to go where you're describing you don't need a specific degree. I'd suggest you look into getting certified as a DBA (database admin). There are industry recognized accreditations for all the major database products and having one of those, plus your degree plus practical experience means you could likely name your employer. Tallahassee would probably even foot the tab for it.

    Once doing DBA work (which, when compared to most programmers/devs, can be more lucrative) you will be interacting with programmers all day long (in the correct opportunity). You can ease into programming in a professional environment that encourages such. At the end of the day, a prospective employer would rather hire the effective but un-degreed prospect rather than the peacock degreed but zero experience prospect. Degrees really do nothing more than get your foot in the door (although they do help later sometimes when competitive promotions are in play).
  2. In Topic: Song of the day

    Posted 3 Jun 2015

    View Postmodi123_1, on 03 June 2015 - 04:37 PM, said:

    The Folk Implosion - "Natural One"




    One of my favorite older tunes. Nice find. :)
  3. In Topic: MBTI (Myers Briggs) personality type

    Posted 2 Jun 2015

    ISTJ-A

    The "A" stands for "aight".
  4. In Topic: Song of the day

    Posted 2 Jun 2015

    I'm late to the party but I just ran across this on Youtube and it's on my daily "put the effing headphones on and code" playlist:

    https://www.youtube....h?v=r52A0LAkmzM

    Edit: I can't ever recall the way to embed Youtube video on this forum...

  5. In Topic: CreateUUID database issues

    Posted 2 May 2015

    My guess is that it's the URL variable you're passing in to your query. The dashes could be getting converted to their ASCII equivalents and that's why the database call fails.

    However, look into the following things. Is the datatype of the column that you're saving the UUID to VARCHAR and is it of sufficient length to hold the entire UUID string? If so, try passing in your URL variable with CFQUERYPARAM (which is a good idea because you should never EVER pass in user supplied variable content to your database without the use of a bind parameter if for no other reason that database security). That might help out some.

    Give those a try and let us know how it goes.

    Good luck!

My Information

Member Title:
I make this look good
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Age Unknown
Birthday:
October 19
Gender:
Location:
Woodstock, GA
Full Name:
Craig
Years Programming:
15
Programming Languages:
ColdFusion, some ASP classic, HTML, Javascript, CSS, SQL...all that happy stuff.

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Website URL  http://heathconsultingcorp.com/
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    Craig328 Icon

    11 Mar 2013 - 08:08
    Vamsc443, go ahead and re-check the thread for my response. Also, please understand that everyone who is here helping devs on DIC does so in a volunteer fashion. We don't get paid to render assistance. We do it because we're nice folks trying to help others.
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    vamsc443 Icon

    11 Mar 2013 - 07:52
    Sorry Craig328
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    Craig328 Icon

    08 Mar 2013 - 07:28
    :rolleyes: Yep, I'll get right on that.
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    vamsc443 Icon

    08 Mar 2013 - 07:17
    hi Craig328 i have updated my code also.please look on that
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    Craig328 Icon

    14 Nov 2012 - 06:33
    Why? Did you switch teams?
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    BenignDesign Icon

    14 Nov 2012 - 05:13
    Can I be a lez friend, too?!?!?!
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    Craig328 Icon

    17 Aug 2012 - 06:45
    Only if you'll spoon me (but only when I want it).
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    no2pencil Icon

    17 Aug 2012 - 06:36
    Lez Be Friends?!
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    Craig328 Icon

    23 May 2012 - 12:09
    I am so your friend. Sad panda that!
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    BenignDesign Icon

    16 Dec 2011 - 12:55
    You are not my friend. Now I am a sad panda.
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    Craig328 Icon

    06 Jan 2011 - 12:12
    My dazzling repartee leaves people speechless?
    I dunno.
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    Alex6788 Icon

    06 Jan 2011 - 11:04
    Hey, thanks for adding me as a friend. How is it that you have zero comments?
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