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February 2015

Gavin Pickin

Apache and Tomcat - Save yourself the XML Editing - No more Tomcat restarts

Apache, CFML Server, Lucee, Migrating to Railo, Server Admin, Techie Gotchas

On the Lucee Google group the other day, someone mentioned a way to connect Nginx to Tomcat, so you do not need to bother adding the XML Host for every new website you want to run on Lucee (or Railo). This has always been a pain point for switching from Adobe ColdFusion, to Railo or now Lucee, dealing with a Virtual Host for Apache in httpd.conf, and a XML Host in server.xml and making sure they match, and editing requires a restart. Adobe’s ColdFusion runs on a hacked Tomcat, that they specially tuned to work like jrun used to, but a lot of people don’t like being stuck on their upgrade path too. I decided to look at this Nginx approach, and get it running in Apache, and see what downsides I could find.

February 2015

Gavin Pickin

Using CommandBox CLI to build your own Commands for Lucee

Apache, CFML Language, CFML Server, CommandBox, Lucee, Server Admin, Tools and IDEs

Yesterday I apparently started a series of posts, on CommandBox CLI, and how to write your own commands, in cfml, to make your life easier. I started a set of commands under the kiwiSays namespace, and we built 3 commands / cfcs, called addWebsite, startLucee and stopLucee. We got most of addWebsite built, today lets look at startLucee and stopLucee.

February 2015

Gavin Pickin

How to write your very own CLI Commands in CFML

CFML Language, CFML Server, CommandBox, Lucee, Node.js, Server Admin, Tools and IDEs

I bet half of my audience just tuned out, seeing CFML in the title, but this is easier than writing Node as a Javascript Developer… of course you can prove me wrong. In case you have been sleeping under a rock, I’ll let you know that CommandBox went gold today… which apparently means it made it to 1.0. Its not like musical going gold, where you sold so many copies, going gold meant you made it to 1.0, and your api is solid enough to use in production or something. CommandBox is a CLI, a CFML REPL, Package Manager, built on a tiny Java Servlet Container, which means you can even spin up a server in any directory. Ortus Solution listened to the cries for a CLI and Package manager, and with Forgebox being extended to other any CFML library or module, not just Ortus / Coldbox libraries and modules, the CFML community finally has it.

February 2015

Gavin Pickin

Adding Lucee Connection Configuration so Apache can Serve Lucee Sites

Apache, CFML Server, Lucee, Server Admin

Working with Apache can be daunting for some, simple for others, we all have our ways to handle it. I really like having individual conf files for each site, to make it easy to update one VirtualHost at a time, and if I want to zap a site, or duplicate it, or automate it, its just simple file changes, I don’t need to parse a whole file.

I manage connections in a similar way, each connection type, CF9, CF10, CF11, Railo, Lucee, would all have its own connection file, that I can include in each of the Virtual Hosts. Easy to manage, update in one file, it extends to all hosts using that include, and of course, keeping it out of your main httpd.conf or the main folder structure helps for ease of update, and gives you automation options etc too. So lets look at how I do it.

February 2015

Gavin Pickin

Adding Goodies to Server.xml to make life easier with Lucee

CFML Server, Lucee, Server Admin

As I mentioned in my last post, where we started installing and setting up Lucee, a lot of the setup here is repeated (for the most part) from the Multi Engine Environment blog posts, and presentation I did at last years CF.Objective() which is now known at Dev.Objective(). We looked at installing Lucee, and changing the HTTP Port, AJP Port, and the Shutdown port already, now, lets dive deeper into the Server.xml file, and make it easier to manage going forward.

February 2015

Gavin Pickin

Setting up Lucee in my Dev Environment - Changing Ports

CFML Server, cfObjective, Lucee, Migrating to Railo, Server Admin, Tools and IDEs

A while back now, I released a series of posts on setting up Apache along with  Railo, ColdFusion, in a multi engine setup, including some ways to make it easier to maintain virtual hosts in Apache, and Railo. Now, I’m getting the Lucee Express setup on my Dev environment, so I thought it would be a good time to rehash some of that, and see whats different, or what I’m doing differently these days.

Lucee was just announced a few days ago, so the Express is designed for all OSes, the installers are in the queue, but they have not been released yet, so this does not cover an installer options. We’re assuming you went to and clicked on downloads, and downloaded and unzipped the Lucee Express Folder.

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.

August 2014

Gavin Pickin

ColdFusion Install Download Repo - New Home for all your Files

CFML Server, ColdFusion Install Repo

The ColdFusion Install Download Repo has been having some issues lately, with the main location, They shut down a shared folder, but not the whole account, and after no response, and a timely process to move all the files, I decided (with some input from Charlie Arehart) that its probably better off somewhere a little more independent, and more user friendly.

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

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.

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