At Prisma IT we have an application that has been under constant development for 2 years. Over that time it has seen lots of feature creep and changing requirements, and no refactoring. As you can imagine that doesn’t make for pretty code or an optimal database model. Due to a retargeting of that application and a much more focused requirements process we are finally getting ready to start reworking that application. Over the past month I have been working on and off (mostly in the train on my way to clients) on putting more structure in the long list with things we (I) really would like to change about the technology of the application. I have also been running some experiments on the code to see what the impact of certain changes would be. Amongst others this includes the experiments with changing the datatype used in MS SQL Server to store ColdFusion UUIDs.
One of the last things I wanted was to get a feel for the cost/benefit ratio of a conversion from MS SQL Server to PostgreSQL. Continue reading ‘Converting a CF application from MS SQL Server to PostgreSQL?’ »