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Entries for month: September 2004

NetNewsWire 2.0 Beta

September 30, 2004 ·

Ranchero has made NetNewsWire 2.0 Beta available. It seems pretty solid for a beta and it is blindingly fast in comparison to 1.0. It also supports Atom. Definitely worth updating from 1.0 and, with the additional features available in the "pro" version over the Lite version, I might actually buy the full version this time. Oh, they've decoupled the weblog publishing mechanism so you can write your own adapter for whatever publishing system you use. Nice!

Tags: osx · blogging

It's Here! Java 1.5, er, 5.0!

September 30, 2004 ·

I'm not quite sure why Java now has the "5.0" label but you can now download Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5.0 as Java 1.5 is officially known. Confusingly called Tiger (just like Apple's forthcoming OS X release), this version of Java brings generics and a variety of other new language features. If you're on OS X, you'll have to wait for Tiger (Apple's Tiger, that is)...

Tags: j2ee

Blog CFC and Fusebox 4.1 - Updated 9/29/2004

September 29, 2004 ·

I've done quite a bit of refactoring on the model to simplify the controller and model circuits and encapsulate the article and comment handling in their own circuits. I've also updated the code snapshot.

Tags: architecture · coldfusion · fusebox

Damon Cooper is blogging

September 28, 2004 ·

Damon Cooper's BLOG: Damon is the ColdFusion product engineering manager so this will be a good blog to watch!

Tags: blogging · coldfusion

Blog CFC and Fusebox 4.1 - Updated 9/28/2004

September 28, 2004 ·

An update to writing a Fusebox 4.1 wrapper for Blog CFC: I have dissolved the original Application.cfm file and taken advantage of a few more Fusebox 4.1 changes (<instantiate>, change to global fuseaction syntax). I've also updated the ZIP file for you to play with. More updates in the next few days...

Tags: coldfusion · fusebox Switch <em>To</em> Movable Type

September 28, 2004 ·

Editors: Blogging changes - this editorial on the weblogs mentions that they have moved their blogging infrastructure onto Movable Type but doesn't talk about what they were using before as far as I can see. I'd certainly be interested to hear more about what they were using before... perhaps some home-brewed Java system? I find the story interesting because I got a lot of flak for using Movable Type instead of some ColdFusion-powered blog system. I moved to Blog CFC and imported my Movable Type data. Blog CFC doesn't have the full functionality of Movable Type (no trackback, for example) but it does most everything I need (and it has silenced the MT vs CF questions!).

Tags: blogging

CF Underground VI

September 28, 2004 ·

If you're going to MAX, you'll want to go to CF Underground VI which takes place all day October 31st (i.e., just before MAX). Sign up now and it'll only cost you $69 (until September 30th).

Tags: coldfusion

Blog CFC and Fusebox 4.1

September 27, 2004 ·

I've started to write up my experience of writing a Fusebox 4.1 wrapper for Ray Camden's Blog CFC application. Like the conversion process, this write up is also a work in progress. I'll blog updates as and when they happen.

Tags: fusebox · coldfusion

Moving Forward With C++

September 27, 2004 ·

Chuck Allison has a great piece on Artima which talks about Your C++ Wish List, showing the sorts of things that the C++ Standards Committee are going to be focusing on for the next revision of the language (and, in some cases, have already been focusing on). Some of these issues were known irritants back when I was on the committee that we just didn't have time or resources to address.

Tags: programming

Cross-platform .NET

September 26, 2004 ·

M J Easton and Jason King have published their book "Cross-platform .NET" which has an accompanying website which contains lots of information about the book and downloads of the source code from the book. It's good to see more information appearing about developing for .NET on non-Windows platforms. It'll be interesting to see how Mono and Portable.NET do.

Tags: programming · oss