Blog

Category Filtering: 'cfml-server'

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

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.

19
February 2014

Gavin Pickin

CFML Server - A Different type of ColdFusion Repo - Update on the Project

CFML Language, CFML Server, Chit Chat, ColdFusion Install Repo

Just an update on the ColdFusion Install Repo I set up not too long ago. If you do not know what I'm talking about, or what to refresh your memory, you can read the first post here. So far, its got a pretty good reception, I see a few people have signed up for new Copy Accounts, giving the repo plenty of room for anything we want to do in all reality. Several people have volunteered to help, which is awesome too. If I haven't responded to you yet, I'm trying to get as much of the stuff I have up there, and then I'll have you guys fill in the gaps. 

17
February 2014

Gavin Pickin

Techie Gotcha - Application CFC inheritance Paths with Mappings - Silly Me

CFML Language, CFML Server, Dependency Injection, Techie Gotchas

There is someone, somewhere, beating their head into their desk and saying to themselves, either very quietly, or yelling it at the top of their lungs, "What the {appropriate bad word} was I thinking, I'm an idiot". It might not be you right now (you're reading this blog post, so its probably not you), it might not be you tomorrow, but we all have those moments, where, something seemingly simple, gets the best of us... because its only simple once you see the light. Hindsight is 20/20, I believe its better to share those moments, so that everyone else can learn from your mistakes, even if it proves you have those moments, and it might prove you have them more of those moments than most people :) 

Today, I have one of those moments to share with you, and today, its about Application.cfc Inheritance Paths with Mappings, and how I finally "clicked" about something I had always wondered about, but hadn't really looked into properly.

12
February 2014

Gavin Pickin

CFML Server - A Different type of ColdFusion Repo - ColdFusion Installs

CFML Server, ColdFusion Install Repo

Today, Adam Cameron posted an interesting little blogette about things he is not
The short of it all, was that recently a lot of people have been asking for older versions of ColdFusion, and as Adam put it, he is not a download service, and its not his job to look after everyone else's software. 

That got me thinking...

21
December 2013

Gavin Pickin

FusionReactor - A little help from my friends and my Blog is up to Full Speed

CFML Server, FusionReactor, Techie Gotchas

If you have been reading my blog over the last few weeks, you might have noticed a few things change this week. I have been running this blog on ContentBox, for a few reasons, one to check it out, and two because I was having trouble deciding, and I knew more about ContentBox via ColdBox Developer Week videos than the other CFML options out there. So far, I have quite liked using it, although I haven't themed it myself, or added any GAVIN styled modules to it, but there has been one BIG issue for me, SPEED. I wasn't sure why there was a speed issue, but I was determined to find out, before just giving ContentBox a "speed" black label. This week, I looked into it deeper, and if you didn't notice, the site is flying now, much like it should have been, so if you thought my site was slow, please don't attribute it to ContentBox... there was something else at fault... read more, and you'll find out what, and how I found it.

19
December 2013

Gavin Pickin

Techie Gotcha - CFML Server - Coldfusion 9 WSConfig vs JNDI - Web Server Connector Issues

CFML Server, Techie Gotchas

After installing ColdFusion as many times as I have, usually, you can plod through it, and there isn't too many really weird things that pop up… until this week. Yes, this is another bang your head on the desk story. One of our developers is stilling using Windows 7, and we're setting up ColdFusion, Railo, and Apache to round it off. We get ColdFusion Installed, get Railo and Apache installed, and its time to connect using the WSConfig tool, and ta-da, a big fat error.

18
December 2013

Gavin Pickin

Techie Gotcha - CFML Server - Follow up to Upgrading your Java JRE / JVM - Do Not Forget

CFML Server, Techie Gotchas

After posting my last post... about wiping the dust off your JRE and updating it, for your CFML Server, I thought, there are a couple more things I better highlight. One of the issues you might find when updating (there aren't many really) is that all your java settings that the JRE stored in the old folder, are no longer in the new folder, the most important one I think, is the Java certificate keystore. 

18
December 2013

Gavin Pickin

Techie Gotcha - CFML Server - Wipe the dust off your JRE and Trade it in for a New One

CFML Server, Techie Gotchas

Ok, everyone is all excited about ColdFusion 11 coming out soon, the public beta must be getting very very close to being available now, CF Summit raved about all the cool new things that Adobe is aiming to put into ColdFusion 12 (here is Adam Cameron's blog Entry where Micha from Railo discusses some of Coldfusion 12's new features http://cfmlblog.adamcameron.me/2013/12/micha-offers-railo-centric-feedback-on.html )

So what am I doing? I'm upgrading a box still running ColdFusion 8. Yup, its EOL… well, Jrun which is it running on is, and Adobe no longer support it with Security Updates etc, but I have to support it still… if only for just a little bit longer. So, I decided I should probably update the JVM, its been a while, and looking at some blog entries, there are a lot of good reasons to update JVMs, so thats what I am doing. 

Blog Search