Proof ColdFusion rocks

Submitted by Falken on Thu, 04/10/2008 - 15:56
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Adobe ColdFusion has been making a lot of people take a second look towards its direction lately, and it is with good reason. It's simply the best application server and software language for application coding especially with the way today's broadband technology are set up. 

I'm always saying how good ColdFusion is, and now we have proof that ColdFusion rocks.
Not that I'd ever party on a table, oh no... :-)

Adobe fixes ColdFusion CFC remoting security bug

Submitted by Falken on Wed, 04/09/2008 - 09:41
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If you have ColdFusion 8, with CFCs exposed for remote access, with methods marked 'access="remote"' you probably did not know that this also meant any methods marked 'access="public"' could also be invoked remotely.

The obvious security problems now have a fix in the form of hot fix 71471 and it's associated KB article #40332.

You should apply this as soon as you can if your ColdFusion objects are being used by a Flex client, for instance.

ColdFusion 8.0.1 Updater, 64bit Linux Gotcha

Submitted by Falken on Fri, 04/04/2008 - 15:30
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Although the download page for ColdFusion lists several different Linux versions (SLES 9 and 10, for instance) if you end up at the actual support matrix for ColdFusion then only a limited sub set of that list is actually supported for 64-bit native (SLES 10.1 only for instance, not 9, and not any other version of 10).

The only person to receive a knighthood for writing sci-fi

Submitted by Falken on Tue, 03/18/2008 - 22:27
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The only person to receive a knighthood for writing science fiction, Arthur C. Clarke, has died aged 90.

Although not surprising, it's still a shock to me that Sri Lanka's most famous resident has shuffled off this mortal coil.

Clarke got me, and many others, into sci-fi. With Rama I think. Maybe 2001.

Insert cunning joke about magic being advanced technology here :-/

I must do something tomorrow that involves a space elevator or a geosynchronous satellite.

Flex 3 Schema for XML Editors

Submitted by Falken on Tue, 03/18/2008 - 14:39
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Because of the large changes in the MXML attributes from Flex 2 to Flex 3, it wasn't possible for me to spend enough time changing the [node:1344] to support the new version.
Fortunately, there is no need for me to do so because the XSD4MXML project has one for download, plus source code to generate it yourself from Adobe's own source code.

Adobe release pocket Flex 3 / AIR 1 reference for free under creative commons

Submitted by Falken on Tue, 03/18/2008 - 10:35
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If you are still waiting for your Flex Builder 3 posters to arrive, you could do worse than print out a copy of the 'pocket' Flex/AIR reference Adobe just released.
At 20 double sided A4 pages it's a bit bigger than my pockets, but still makes a handy go-to book to keep on my desk - even printed on the plain old office printers the print is readable.
Page 4 has a handy 'show to people who ask what I do' diagram too :-)