Adobe MAX is always impressive. It offers unparalleled networking, fascinating exhibit hall booths and, for the last few years, excellent unconference sessions – all accessible on a $200 exhibits only pass. The general sessions are always well-rehearsed and theatrical, the sneak peeks interesting (with a cool special guest). This year was definitely enhanced by the… Continue reading Flash Developer Take Aways From Adobe MAX 2010
Blame Twitter! I was a technical reviewer for the ColdFusion 8 version of this book and, looking back, I failed to blog about it – I just tweeted it. My bad. Then the ColdFusion 9 version appeared and again, I just tweeted about it.
Michael Smith has blogged his thoughts about the state of the CF union survey results. As might be expected from Michael, it’s a bit of a “warm fuzzy” reading of the results and a couple of commenters there cautioned against reading too much into the results given the very small number of respondents (compared to… Continue reading New State Of Coldfusion Union Survey Disappoints Programmers
Since I spent quite a bit of time wrestling with this over the last week, I figured this blog post may help others. First off, a caveat: I’m running the latest version of ColdBox 3.0.0 from SVN which is “almost” Beta 4 and the details of error handling have changed a little over the last… Continue reading Understanding Error handling In ColdBox
One of the new features in Adobe’s ColdFusion 9 release that has excited a lot of developers is the broad range of enhancements to CFML’s “other” language: CFSCRIPT. In the past, I’ve been very disparaging about CFSCRIPT and I’ve gone so far as to say in several public – and private – forums that I… Continue reading How To Improve Your CFSCRIPT
This cropped up on the TDD mailing list and it made me smile so I wanted to share it along with some commentary. A fairly common request from folks in the CF community is for “static” methods (and data members) to be added to CFML. Folks look at Java, think it’s a cool concept, and… Continue reading Why Static Methods For ColdFusion Fail
David Tannersyn commented on my blog post about MFG.com taking three years to overhaul their web site. He’s interested in a balanced argument as to why anyone would choose CFML over Java in this day and age.