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Entries for month: July 2009

FW/1 0.4 in SVN

July 26, 2009 ·

Some API updates and a new sample application (a port of LitePost), a downloadable build and more API updates have pushed the version number to 0.4! Read the project blog over at Framework One's RIAForge website for more details.

Tags: coldfusion · fw1

Why Eclipse?

July 24, 2009 ·

Ben Forta explains why ColdFusion Builder is based on Eclipse in a great blog post that examines the alternatives and the history of CFML editors. I'm afraid I never liked HomeSite / ColdFusion Studio.

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Tags: adobe · cfeclipse · coldfusion

CF9/CFBuilder at CFUnited

July 21, 2009 ·

Adobe's sessions at CFUnited have been announced. In addition to the keynote, there are a dozen sessions on ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder! Adam Lehman kicks off with a general "What's New" talk on Wednesday after lunch and Ryan Stewart will showcase what you can do with CF9/FX4 together. Thursday and Friday are the main events with five sessions on each day! Half a dozen of the ColdFusion engineering team will be over from Bangalore to speak about features they helped develop so you can get the information right from the horse's mouth! In addition, Terry Ryan and Adam will also be giving sessions on some of the new features. I think the highlights for me will be Manju Kiran's "Advanced ORM" on Thursday afternoon and Hemant's "Insider's Guide" on Friday afternoon but Adam's "Building Extensions with CFML" (for CFBuilder) and Hareni and Terry covering "Working w/MS Office, Sharepoint and Exchange", both on Friday morning, also look very interesting. If you're new to Eclipse, Bhakti and Dipanwita's "Getting Start (Bring Your Laptop)" session on CFBuilder should be gold. See the CFUnited blog post for more details.

Tags: cfunited09 · adobe · coldfusion

Introducing FW/1

July 20, 2009 ·

Over the last few days I've been working on a new MVC application framework for ColdFusion. It's very lightweight and completely convention-based. Beyond this introduction, I won't be blogging about it here but you can read all about about on the project blog over at Framework One's RIAForge website. That's where you'll also find the forums, wiki, source code repository and bug tracker. The blog also has a link to the new mailing list if you'd rather use that instead of the forums. What is FW/1? Read the RIAForge project description and introductory blog post there. Why create FW/1? Again, read the project blog on RIAForge!

Tags: architecture · coldfusion · fw1

Introducing Framework One

July 19, 2009 ·

The first question on everyone's mind is probably: why on earth would you create and publish yet another MVC application framework?

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Tags: fw1 · coldfusion

Win a ticket to CFUnited!

July 14, 2009 ·

Starting tomorrow (Wednesday), Railo are running a Twitter-based competition to win a ticket to this year's CFUnited conference. Read the Railo blog entry for the rules!

Tags: coldfusion · cfunited09 · railo

BACFUG - Planning your migration to a framework

July 14, 2009 ·

Brian Ghidinelli reprises his excellent cf.Objective() 2009 presentation for BACFUG tomorrow night (Wednesday July 15th). See the BACFUG post on Adobe Groups for more details and an RSVP (login to RSVP).

Tags: bacfug · coldfusion

East Bay CFUG Needs You!

July 10, 2009 ·

Charlie Griefer, manager of the East Bay CFUG, kicked off the July meeting with his vision of what he hopes the EBCFUG will develop into to: an interactive group with a good social network. He hopes to see more meetings based on hands-on labs and a regular post-meeting social event that allows members to talk about issues and get feedback from the group. For the July meeting, Charlie presented Balsamiq Mockups, a fascinating tool to enable collaboration with clients on user interface / user experience aspects of a project. After a brief slideshow and demo, Charlie turned it over to the members to explore the AIR desktop app and the online demo. This was very valuable experience and much better than a regular "lecture". If you want to get "hands-on" with ColdFusion and related technologies, this could be the user group for you!

Tags: coldfusion · eastbaycfug · adobe

CFML2009, ColdFusion, Railo and Open BlueDragon

July 09, 2009 ·

I've talked about the CFML Advisory Committee before and explained that we're working on a specification for the ColdFusion Markup Language that we hope to release this year as CFML2009 and then review every two years. CFML2009 is intended to be a specification of what the language should be by the end of this year. Ben Forta just posted about some CFML enhancements coming soon in ColdFusion 9 but he didn't mention that many of these will be embodied in the CFML2009 spec. I figured it was worth looking at some of the items in his blog post through the lens of the Advisory Committee. Where these features are deemed "core" by the Advisory Committee, expect all CFML engines to provide them fairly quickly. Some features are supported already by one or more vendor, some are new to all three vendors.

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Tags: cfunited09 · cfml-advisory · adobe · coldfusion · openbd · railo

Building Railo from Source

July 07, 2009 ·

Updated for build 3.1.0.020 and later!
As of today, you can easily build your very own version of Railo from the latest source code in Subversion! This blog post will take you through all the steps necessary to download, build and deploy a new copy of Railo for your own testing, experimentation and general edification.

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Tags: oss · railo · coldfusion