In 2005, I started working on a web application project for work, to replace an Access database that hosts information of individuals we care for in our organization. At that time, the database was maintained by two employees, who are in-charge of data entry and printing of report for different departments. However, the demand to add more tables and access to the database by various employees grew. We needed to find a better way to manage our information, which led me to start the web application project.
I wasn’t really a web developer but had enough knowledge to build something basic, that is good enough for what we need at that time. I’ve looked at different programming language to build this project and settled with ColdFusion. It was introduced to me by a friend who was a web developer. ColdFusion was easy to learn and is truly for rapid development. Within 3 months time, I was able to build the application and was able to convince our CEO to buy a standard license with the help of our Medical Records Director and Chief Nursing Officer.
The application was able to resolve the issues we were having and was able to help our organization to manage data that we collect and process. This was how I started and got into web development and really got interested in learning more.