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29
January 2015

Gavin Pickin

Lucee in the Clouds with Java - Hello World, from Lucee

CFML Language, CFML Server, Migrating to Railo, Server Admin

Less than 12 hours ago, we were on the dawn of a big announcement in the CFML world, and only a few knew it was coming. A few more knew something was coming, but were not sure what it was, myself, I was expecting some tools, or a new version, or something, to put it mildly, I was surprised to hear what the big announcement was.

There is a new server product on the CFML Engine market, LUCEE.

11
June 2014

Gavin Pickin

The CFML Community's Cries for Help have Been Heard

CFML Language, CFML Server, ColdBox, Tools and IDEs

Talk about some link bait, but, to be honest its pretty accurate. For the longest time now, the CFML community has been asking for several things, to help bring CFML into todays standards for languages, and the call has been answered. What are these things I talk about, CLI Command Line Interface, REPL Read Evaluate Print Loop, a Package Manager, and a Command Line way to Access the Package Manager. For those of you who did not make it to cf.Objective() or Scotch on the Rocks, you might not have heard, but Ortus Solutions has created CommandBox, and even Adam Cameron has no problem with all the superlatives in the documentation, because even he agrees, CommandBox is AWESOME. Although Adam stated it as "This is possibly the most important innovation in #CFML since CFCs" - that's awesome

10
June 2014

Gavin Pickin

Viva Las Vegas - Roll the Dice or just Vote It Up

CFML Language, Conferences

Finally getting over cf.objective()? Maybe you're just recovering from Scotch on the Rocks last week? Don't worry, there are more great ColdFusion conferences coming your way soon, and it's time to help shape CF Summit in Las Vegas, October 16-17 at the aria. Our friend Matt Gifford, released an app for call to speakers and voting on submitted topics. Last year CF Summit had over 500 attendees, and is expected to be bigger and better than last year. So don't wait, submit a topic, vote, and get a ticket.

04
June 2014

Gavin Pickin

ColdFusion - Hide n Go Seek with Documentation + Update on the CF Install Repo

CFML Language, ColdFusion Install Repo, Techie Gotchas

Another interesting week in ColdFusion… other than the call for speakers (if you want to speak at CF Summit, go submit your proposal now), the big talking about over the last week, has been Adobe discontinuing all of the CF8 and CF9 live doc help files, and recommending users, use the new maintainable Wiki. So why is that big news? 

27
May 2014

Gavin Pickin

ColdFusion Install Repo - News and Updates and new Contributors

CFML Language, CFML Server, ColdFusion Install Repo, Server Admin

The idea started with a couple of tweets, and has been growing steadily since that day in Feb 2014, when I decided to make an online repo of any and all ColdFusion Installs I had, and open it up to the community too. Now, a few months later, with Adobe's ColdFusion 10's legal issues, the ColdFusion Install Repo might become a pretty popular item… and even Charlie Arehart is contributing to the repo, so you know its worth looking into right, well, here is some news and updates.

21
May 2014

Gavin Pickin

Techie Gotchas - Debugging Code - How important is it to a Programmer?

CFML Language, Chit Chat, Conferences, Dependency Injection, Techie Gotchas, WireBox

It seems as programmers, we're always writing code, but as Dan Wilson said in one of his great sessions at cf.Objective() last week, we spend only a small fraction of our time writing new code, we spend most of it debugging, fixing and reading code. Thats not something you normally think about, but it aligns with my thinking recently, about what makes a good programmer. Being involved with teams for some time now, albeit small teams, adding new members is something which is constantly on the horizon, and the more I think about it, one of the biggest signs of a good programmer is the ability to spot bugs and problems with code. If you're fixing, debugging, or just trying to read code, it makes sense that reading and understanding the code is the most important thing. Now, whether you agree or not, why am I writing this today? 

13
May 2014

Gavin Pickin

CFML Conference - Into the Box - Keynote Goodies

CFML Language, cfObjective, ColdBox, Conferences

If you did not know, today, the day before cf.Objective(), Ortus Solutions' very own 1 day ColdFusion Conference is going on at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, across the road from the Radison Blu. The event has a large number of community sponsors, speakers from Team Coldbox, and other community members, plenty of goodies, its not hard to believe the conference sold out. I've talked about the event several times on my blog, because I'm speaking today, but also because I have been eagerly awaiting some ColdBox announcements at the keynote, and it did not disappoint.

08
May 2014

Gavin Pickin

When A Boolean is a Boolean and when it isn't - CFML Language Headaches

CFML Language, Techie Gotchas

As usual, ColdFusion has the ability to make me look like a talent developer one minute, but can make me look like crazy fool the next. Am I surprised... no, not in the fact it can do it, but this time, in the way it did it. As the title suggests, I was working with some Booleans, and like most languages, ColdFusion treats a 0 as False, and everything else True. This is not what got me... what got me is, that ColdFusion does not always hold that true.

01
May 2014

Gavin Pickin

ColdFusion 11 Stumbles out the doors - CF 11 and CFB 3 are available

CFML Language, CFML Server, Chit Chat, Tools and IDEs

I know everyone has heard, ColdFusion Server 11, and ColdFusion Builder 3 have hit the shelves. I decided I wasn't going to make a big deal of it, because Friends don't let Friends use Beta QUALITY software in Production, right. I used the Betas, I installed them, heck, I'm even presenting on using CF 11 in my Multi Engine talk at cf.Objective(), but I feel like the Beta seemed a little rushed, and maybe the product could have spent a little more time cooking. Here's why.

01
May 2014

Gavin Pickin

CF Online Meetup - Meet the Into the Box Presenters

CFML Language, cfObjective, ColdBox, Conferences

Today Charlie Arehart hosted several of the Into the Box Session Speakers in a Special edition of the CF Online Meetup. With cf.Objective() and Into the Box coming very fast, less than 2 weeks away, time is running out to get your tickets, and book your flights and participate in the best week of Cold Fusion in 2014. Into the Box has only a few tickets left, with all the sponsor giveaways, the value is obvious, and tickets are going to be gone any day now. Read for more info

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