During my last week at ThoughtWorks, my colleagues were asking me what I would be doing at my new job, and what technologies I might be working on.
I told them that the job involved Rails for the consumer-focused piece, and a combination of other technologies at the backend – Ruby, Java (along with Hadoop), Erlang, and possibly others depending on the task at hand. I wasn’t sure if they were impressed or not, but they did joke about how I would actually end up working on PHP and ColdFusion. I indignantly denied any such thing.
So of course, my first week at the new job saw me working on PHP and ColdFusion.
Basically, since a part of Runa is a set of services for merchants, the consumers of these services could be using PHP, ColdFusion, or any other platform. Hence the need for us to ensure our code works with all of them, and indeed, for us to develop libraries for every major e-commerce platform out there. Anyway, that’s what I worked on through Week 1.
Heh, just thought this was funny!