Verity and Coldfusion?

I guess the breakup is finally here, they have been arguing for a while now and it seems they just can't get along going forward J mentions this
"Our contract with Verity will soon end and we will no longer be able to allow downloads that have Verity in it (CF9/CF8 installers have Verity) post 31st of May. For this reason, we are coming out with a CF 9.0.2 without Verity. Post 31st May, anyone who wants to get hold of CF9 bits will be given access to CF9.0.2 as we can no longer provide the CF9 bits. CF9.0.2 will be made available on the website as well post 31st May.

But if anyone needs the CF9 bits with Verity, they need to download now (before 31st of May) from the website here:


I know that I won't be bothered by this at all J I rarely use verity, all though it's a great product, dealing with search results is like throwing wet cats at a wall, it's just a lot of noise.

Anyway, just thought I would pass this along, Ray mentioned this today as well.

Coldfusion 10 released

Adobe ColdFusion 10 Adobe ColdFusion 10 introduces a multitude of productivity enhancing features, seamless integration with the Java™–EE platform, and smart built-in solutions including support for HTML5 that enable developers to rapidly build enterprise-ready Internet applications.

ColdFusion 10 Enterprise edition Adobe® ColdFusion® 10 Enterprise Edition application server is designed to rapidly build enterprise-ready Java™ EE applications. Easily create interactive web applications leveraging unique built-in HTML5 support. Make your websites more secure with formidable security standards. ColdFusion 10 Standard edition

Adobe® ColdFusion® 10 Standard Edition application server helps you rapidly build web applications for moderate traffic on a single server. Easily create rich HTML5 applications without prior knowledge of HTML5. Condense complex logic into less code with smart built-in solutions.

ColdFusion 10 Developer edition ColdFusion 10 Developer Edition is a free, fully functional version of ColdFusion for local host development of applications that will be deployed on either standard or enterprise servers and can be simultaneously accessed from two remote IP addresses.

Read all about CF 10 Here

Testing out Word as an xmlrpc blog client

So far so good. It seems that this is very straight forward to setup and use.

I have been using word for some time now for work so this seems like a good option.

In my other post, email client I went over the code I used to create an email xmlrpc client. All though that term is not correct.
I feel like it would be more of an email responder, but none the less it works and so does Word.

I was shocked to see something from Microsoft just work J

Building an email xmlrpc client

This is a post I sent to my blog via email. I know there are lots of blog clients out there, but a email editor I think would work just as good.

I will post a few more with this to test it out more.


HTML to Image conversion

This is something I have been struggling with for a few months. I have tried the suggestions of others and nothing really worked the way I wanted it to. The results were either a failure all together or an image that was either un-readable or so small that it was un-usable.

So I found the other day a few very good command line utilities that work very well. Up until now I had only been attempting native ColdFusion code or Java code called from ColdFusion. I had wanted to stay away from a command line tool simply because you have to have permission from your host to run the cfexecute tag. And since I was on a shared host, I knew this approach would not work at all.

Then I had a brain fart. what if I spun up a AWS EC2 instance and ran some CF code to call cfexecute? It turns out this is very simple to do and with the Free versions, its cheap too.


How to get the beginning of the week

Let me clarify a bit. What I mean is let's say you need to know the beginning of the current week and lets also say that the beginning of your week is always Sunday.

There are many ways to do this, and this way will allow you all kinds of flexibility (not that other ways won't). I will go over a few other ways I found today over at Rays blog post. I wrote this some 9 years ago for a time application I wrote. No matter what date you choose in a calendar widget, I needed to determine that weeks Sunday date. So this is how I accomplished that. My original code also calculated all kinds of other variables that related to the given task at hand but this was one of them.


Good entry on debugging JavaScript errors

Today Ray Camden posted an entry on how he finds and fixes JavaScript errors.

For me, I use FireFox for my initial testing and debugging of code. I like firebug plugin for FireFox. Chrome has the same thing now and that is what Ray is using in his post.

Even though these tools are very useful for finding easy problems, they don't help much with other things. For example I was working with some cf form ajax components and in the form onSubmit() i was getting an error (_b.value is undefined). I was using the validation with cfinputs.


CF Custom SEO URL Rewrite - Yet another way to do this

I know the title is a bit vague, and I know there 101 ways to tackle this and probably the most accepted way is at the web server level with MOD re-write or ISAPI. But at that level its harder to incorporate business logic or custom data.

So what if you are on a shared host that does not allow MOD-REWRITE or the IIS version ISAPI rewrite, but will allow a custom 404 file, AND the SEO requirement is to hide the real file name?

For instance, suppose you need the URL to look something like this:{1st resource}/{2nd resource}/{3rd resource}

Maybe a search URL like: door/blue/

OR story/4 bath rooms/


Adobe Education Exchange - A beginners best friend

I have recently been exploring the Adobe Education Exchange, and I must say it is a wealth of information for anyone interested in the art of Application development or Digital Design realms of the technology industry.


I am a little late for Movember

I know I am 16 days into November but next year I will start this off on day one.

If you can grow your stache in 14 days, jump in and take charge.
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