Fixing Slow Railo Startup Running on Tomcat 8

Over the last week++ I have been taking on the role of Server Admin. I by no means consider myself to be one, let alone good at it; but, since I manage my own VPS through Viviotech, it has deeply become a necessity where there comes that time when I need to be that guy. Quite often more than less. My situation… As of late I’ve been battling frequent occurrences where my server gets brought to it’s knees from hits by various bots; among other things. Read More

Article Roundup for ColdFusion 11 (Splendor - Public Beta)

List last updated on 2014/04/25 The Public Beta for ColdFusion 11 (Splendor) was released last Wednesday. Since then, the community has started digging into all it’s worth; good, bad, weird… ;) There has already been a solid run of self-documentation of current workings as well as a handful of bug/update/feature requests. Some even already being marked to fix. In the mass of things I wanted to put together a collective list of everyone’s findings and posts relating to them. Read More

Using arrayEach() to Generate JSON for CKEditor's Image Browser Plugin

A few months ago I had a client that requested basic abilities to manipulate content on their website I was building with ColdFusion and FW/1. They really didn’t require anything crazy and it was an afterthought requested when I was more or less done. To ease into a CMS-like setup from the original static structure, I threw all the content into a database table, whipped up some services to call said content and chose to use CKEditor to manipulate that data from a form. Read More

My Experience At Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2013

So I’m sitting at the airport waiting for my first of two flights back to Florida to come in. I’m one of those people who has to be punctual as much as possible; and this was no difference. Punctual in my book means early. Sometimes real early. Most of the time. In doing so, I am now holding 2hrs before my flight arrives. But hey, that’s time to review the ColdFusion Summit of 2013 right? Read More

A Look At How I Structured My Blog With FW/1

Note: This post is outdated based on how FW/1 and my structuring practices have evolved. While there may be some take-away from the article, I don’t consider this a solid FW/1 structure anymore. It’s been a hot minute since I last posted anything. Today I wanted to touch more on how I use Framework One with my blog; since my last post - SES URLs In FW/1 with Routes and Apache Mod_Rewrite. Read More

SES URLs In FW/1 With Routes & Mod_Rewrite

After switching my site’s overall architecture from Mango Blog to Framework One, some readers have shown interest in what I’ve done to build certain aspects and areas of the site’s structure. First of all, that’s pretty cool to me that people are interested at all so I’m down for explaining what I can about what I have done so far (there’s a lot still pieced together). In coming posts with this one I’ll be breaking down certain areas of my FW/1 structure and the logic I run with. Read More

This Blog Is Now Home Grown

For what it’s worth, “Home Grown” might not be the best phrase but all in all I have switched off of Mango Blog and settled for a bundled application I whipped up over the last 2 weeks. When I first truly started this blog back in April, I had intentions to go with a custom concept; however, between lack of time and no direction with how I was going to put it out, I lost drive and let it go. Read More

Using MariaDB with Mango Blog

In one of my previous posts I went over connecting ColdFusion to MariaDB. This was my first hands on with MariaDB. Once I had things talking I went to test using MariaDB as the database to connect with Mango Blog. Initially, when switching, I was able to view the main pages - posts and the other content. I could log in to the admin as well; but upon trying to create a post or edit content, I would get a ColdFusion error regarding invalid MySQL syntax. Read More

Cleaner FW/1 Subsystem URL With Apache Mod_Rewrite

This is more of a reference for myself but if anyone is as bad as I am at URL rewriting (and regex for that matter) then this could be of some help. I use Apache for my dev and production so naturally when I’m looking to do SES URLs I’m digging into mod_rewrite. In the most general of uses, I usually go searching for examples that relate to my given scenario; which is pretty straight forward as far as what I’m trying to do. Read More

Quick and Dirty Calendar in ColdFusion

While looking through my collection of code snippets, test apps etc. I came across a very basic calendar app I built for a client a year or so ago. It makes use of ColdFusion for nitty gritty bits, like cycling through months/years, and jQuery / jQuery UI to display “event” info that can be dynamically displayed on a given date. The example code uses hardcoded event info but applying dynamic content from a database or object is quite easy and straight forward. Read More