Filtering a CFML array of structures

For some reason I don’t fully understand, I am now working in a ColdFusion shop. I mean, it is not like it’s a SharePoint shop, but still.

Anyway, I am busy building an assessment tool to assess how people do in courses, almost all of which are bespoke, and I have a nice simple pattern for building questions that involves an array of question structures.

So good so far, but when I want to generate a page with just the questions for that page, I need some way to say which questions to grab. Simple enough, right? Just grab every element in the array that says, “Put me on page X!” Of course, I am still learning CFML, so this simple task involves lots of Googling.

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Tradition!

Who, nine to five, must scramble for a living,
drinking too much coffee, sitting in a cube?
And who gets to work with antiquated systems
that sometimes maybe even work?

State workers! State workers! Tradition!
State workers! State workers! Tradition!

Who can push a paper so it goes nowhere,
with an inbox here, an outbox there?
Who can turn a process into a nightmare
of endless waiting on the paperwork?

State workers! State workers! Tradition!
State workers! State workers! Tradition!

Grade 6 I got my benefits, Grade 1o I got a raise,
I’m taking the promotional exam. I hope it’s easy.

State workers! State workers! Tradition!
State workers! State workers! Tradition!

[Due to contractual disputes with the union, the last verse is currently in litigation and cannot yet be posted.]

State workers! State workers! Tradition!
State workers! State workers! Tradition!

Is atom.io fighting you? Package manager timeouts.

I mostly like atom.io as an editor.

Highly configurable, lots of toys, is built on that evil creature whose initials are JS. Though it was a tough choice between that, Brackets, and Sublime Text. And i really did have to finally move away from jEdit.

But I work in a place with a really big site, so Brackets is out because we run right over its file cap.

And there are many fingers in the pie, some more technologically literate than others, so I need something I can show anyone how to set up and use, especially with how to edit files remotely via FTP. Atom is friendlier than Sublime Text on both those counts.

Which is not to say it doesn’t have its quirks.

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