Sam Farmer

Growing up I never imagined I would play bass guitar for the Dave Matthews Band. And indeed it never happened.


I like to make things better.

Currently I work on enterprise and application architecture — visioning long while making plans to execute now. During 20+ years in technology I have developed, coded, hacked, managed, mentored, led, deployed, designed UX & UI, and performed just about every role bar QA. Over time I've learned that making great software involves technology, people and process.

Born and raised in London, England I am now a resident of Washington, DC where I live with my wife and two daughters. Most weeks I play or coach soccer and am an avid Arsenal fan.


I started my technical blog in April 2007 and have enjoyed writing about ColdFusion, jQuery and web applications. In late 2012 I placed my blog in hibernation mode. In total I wrote over 100 entries most of which are now archived on Amazon s3.

ColdFusion 11 and Me
Slides and Code: 5 Ways To Improve Your App with ORM
Example of multiple datasources for ORM in 9.0.1
Ten ColdFusion 9 One-Liners
Ten ColdFusion 8 One-Liners
Using ORM Event Handler to easily and automatically add audit information
ColdSpring autowire byType plus ColdFusion 9 accessors means less code

Listing of most entries. I say most because I lost some over the years when changing hosts.

Non-Work Highlights








You can find me on Twitter, Stack Overflow, LinkedIn, github, Lanyrd and Google.