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Alan K Holden

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Ways to be a Crappy Code Contractor
5 Ways to be a Crappy Code Contractor

Here are some ways that application development contractors can piss off clients, and make all geeks look bad.

Leveraging Cloud Photo Storage

Here is where the client keeps their own Picasa albums:



Here is where the photos from one album are repurposed for a web site gallery:



There's no additional upload required. A ColdFusion script reads the XML data from Picasa and uses the data to display the same photos in our own web page. The script was then bundled into a Mura component for use within the CMS system.

In this example, the client is fond of the gallery format from Adobe Labs Spry for Ajax Framework.

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