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21
March 2014

Gavin Pickin

Conferences - 2014 NC DevCon - Have you say and make it the best NC DevCon yet

CFML Language, Chit Chat, Conferences

Conference season is about to go into full swing, especially for the ColdFusion community. cf.Objective() and Into The Box are coming up quickly in May, get your tickets and book your flights. Scotch on the Rocks is down to 14 tickets last I saw, so if you intend to go, snatch one up quick. Next in the line of CF Conferences I believe is NC DevCon, and they have released a survey, to get the community input, to make this years NC DevCon as good as can be.

They're asking for ideas on track ideas, and more specifics on given tracks to what type of content for those categories. They also want to know if there are certain sponsors you want to see there or not, and most importantly, whats days make it more appealing.

Take your time, and fill out the survey, the more information, the more the committee can do to shape it to meet our wants and needs.Its a short survey, well worth the time, so fill it out, and spread the word.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFdVcWhBb2xJWTVSZFIybHJxWEh1Unc6MA

19
March 2014

Gavin Pickin

Cold Fusion Builder - A seriously destructive bug makes it into Version 3

CFML Language, CFML Server, Techie Gotchas, Tools and IDEs

I mentioned in a previous blog post about some Bugs in CF Builder, although, overall, so much happier with the product than I was with previous versions. The quick file closing is amazing, something I would always dread, but that is gone now, so thats a big plus. I am also seeing less drag on the intellisense like features and lookups, so speed is improving on the whole, but some lil editor bugs here and there.

The big items that I hated in 2, is still in 3... and has caused some headache, heartache, and seriously pissed off several devs I know. I updated the bug today, since Adobe couldn't reproduce it, and I put a video on Youtube to explain the process and show the bug itself, at its destructive best.

13
March 2014

Gavin Pickin

CFML Language - Talking to Elishia Dvorak from Adobe + ColdFusion about the Edu + Intern Program

CFML Language, CFML Server, Online Interactive Learning

Recently on Twitter, there was some talk about today's ColdFusion evangelist, and who that is. Eventually we tracked down Elishia Dvorak @elishdvorak, who is Adobe and ColdFusion's US representative, who deals with Sales, and the new Education Program, as well as support and everything else. Once we had identified her, we gave her a few jabs about her number of tweets, and then let her be. Elishia posted a tweet

11
March 2014

Gavin Pickin

Mobile Development - JSON vs JSONP with Ajax calls and ColdFusion CFC Components

Android, CFML Language, Cordova / Phonegap, IOS, jQuery, Techie Gotchas

I had mentioned that I am getting setup and writing some HTML5 / Javascript / CSS / Phonegap / Cordova Apps, and along with these types of apps, you will start to use Ajax to make server api calls to keep your fresh and up to date. I ran into a hurdle today when making some Cross Site Ajax calls, and decided I would share my findings.

First, you might ask, if I'm making a native app, why are you worrying about Cross Site Ajax calls? And you would be correct, with the app deployed on a Android or IOS device, those Cross Site Scripting issues do not exist. I decided I wanted to develop my apps to be deployed on our dev servers during development and testing, and wanted them to work as well as they could (obviously certain device api's would not be available), so I wanted to look into using JSONP to solve my cross site scripting issues. Using json a lot, and with most of my sites calling the same server for api calls, I have heard of JSONP, but not actually implemented it myself… so here goes.

10
March 2014

Gavin Pickin

Charity Corner - Diabetes and Fly a Foul Mouthed Fusioner Fund

CFML Language, cfObjective, Charity Corner, Chit Chat

EDIT - Please go to support Jared here instead

Tomorrow I have a meeting with one of my new Charity Corner businesses tomorrow. I have decided to try and help out the community by dedicated so many hours a month to help local charity and non profit groups trying to get up and running. Tomorrow, I'm meeting with a brand new Non Profit who's mission is to help run camps and events for young and old Diabetics (type 1 and 2), in our region, where there are no Diabetic groups currently running. With parents suffering from Type 2, and one of my Sisters a life long Type 1 sufferer, I thought it was a worthy candidate for this months project. While thinking about this Charity project, I thought of another one, that the ColdFusion community might be interested in.

In our small but powerful ColdFusion community, our currency seems to be based on Virtual Thank you's, and Beer… surprisingly, a lot of beer. I am saddened to say, one of our biggest contributors to the community of late was thinking about cashing in some of this currency, but was sad to know, that the Airlines, will not take a series of IOUs, even those IOUs for beer.

07
March 2014

Gavin Pickin

Dev Ops - From Mail Logs to DB Stats in a CFML Dashboard - Part 5

CFML Language, Server Admin

Its been a month since my last post in this series, so if you weren't reading my blog then, jump back into late Jan early Feb, and catch up on where we are at. We've done some testing, and we ready to clean up our log file import into the database.

05
March 2014

Gavin Pickin

Migrating to Railo - Is ColdFusion Forgiving or Sloppy?

CFML Language, CFML Server, Migrating to Railo, Techie Gotchas

Over the long never ending migrating from ColdFusion to Railo (a lot of legacy sites mentioned in several other blog posts), I have seen a pretty interesting trend. I was discussing with a friend today, who migrated one of their sites from ColdFusion to Railo just this week, and we were discussing the issues they faced, and how they compared to what I have seen… it was interesting, and it got me thinking… run for cover, me thinking is dangerous.

27
February 2014

Gavin Pickin

WireBox - Possible Gotcha with Binder Config File Settings and using Full CFC Path

CFML Language, ColdBox, Techie Gotchas, WireBox

My last post, I looked at Installing ColdBox's WireBox Standalone library into one of my legacy sites. We got the Core downloaded, mapped, we created an Injector, and looked at how to create your Objects using the Injector. We even looked at using Annotations and the Binder Config file to tell WireBox how you wanted those Objects wired.

27
February 2014

Gavin Pickin

Adding ColdBox's WireBox to Legacy Site - Installation 1 2 3 Go

CFML Language, ColdBox, Dependency Injection, WireBox

I'm dealing with a the task of bringing more and more of my legacy code projects into this decade, especially when we're doing upgrade and continuous work, so we can eliminate some of the headaches as we move forward. One of the steps is ensuring we are using our CFC components properly, so today, I am going to install Wirebox into our app, which is easy, but this series, we'll go through the other steps to being able to use Wirebox properly. I use that word like I know what Properly is, I guess we'll find out soon if I do know, or not.

27
February 2014

Gavin Pickin

Techie Gotcha - Debugging CFML Errors - Unhelpful Error Messages

CFML Language, CFML Server, Techie Gotchas

Debugging your code is one of the biggest parts of your job in my mind, and I believe that you can tell how good a developer is (up to a certain point), by how they debug their code. A lot of people seem to Ask Stack Overflow first, then ask their coworkers, read on google next, and then they try and figure it out themselves these days. Its funny, because, I think it should be the opposite order, you should work it out yourself, then read google, then ask a coworker, then ask for help at Stackoverflow… but I think I'm one of those who can debug pretty well, mainly because I've made LOADS of mistakes in my time.

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