How to make your Eclipse plugin list survive an Eclipse upgrade

Submitted by Falken on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 18:53

If you are playing around with the Linux version of Flex Builder, CFEclipse, or generally mucking about with your Eclipse, or need to upgrade to a new Eclipse version, you've no doubt been annoyed at the way this removes all your carefully installed plug-ins.
Fortunately there is a way to keep them across Eclipse re-installs.

All you need to do is create a few magic directories and one file:

Adobe is holding a ColdFusion IDE survey

Submitted by Falken on Mon, 01/07/2008 - 16:19

Looks like this is your chance to give a bit of direction to Adobe on what you'd like from a ColdFusion coders IDE - take the survey here.

For the record, I plumed for 'free' as 'how much should it cost', but added a note that if the server was free, there was probably a market for an IDE with all the features CFEclipse doesn't have (yet). Competing with free is hard work though, and I'd much rather Adobe just paid people to improve CFEclipse.

Building ColdFusion services with ColdSpring and Reactor, part 4

Submitted by Falken on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 15:38

The final layer is the data access (this is normally combined with a database abstraction) layer, which commonly uses ORM techniques.
Reactor or Transfer typically slot in here and take care of the details of writing actual SQL.
As an example where this might be of use, here is a quick question- is the LIKE operator in the Where clause case sensitive in the Informix database? Reactor's GetWhere().isLikeNoCase() method knows the answer, which means you can mostly not care what database your code is running on.

Getting started with ColdSpring and autowire

Submitted by Falken on Sun, 06/03/2007 - 11:31

This brief article is a follow up to the code that nearly worked at the end of Mark Drew's Scotch on the Rocks '07 presentation on ColdSpring.

The idea is that if you've written lots of setFoo() methods, so you can have property tags in your ColdSpring config inject dependencies at run-time, it rapidly seems as though you are writing everything twice (once in the CFC, once in the XML).