Silver arrows return Falken Mon, 11/16/2009 - 14:48
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So McLaren have used the extra 100mil they have this year for not being fined to buy out Mercedes who jumped to Brawn as 75% owners.The Silver Arrows are back ! But what of Button ?

Make Swiz log what it does in Eclipse (or Flex Builder)

Submitted by Falken on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 10:10
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I couldn't locate this anywhere, but the Swiz mailing list was very helpful.

If you want to see what Swiz is up to while it's doing it's wiring, you need to do two things.

1) Include the logEventLevel parameter to SwizConfig

<swizframework:SwizConfig xmlns:swizframework="org.swizframework.*"
    beanLoaders="{[EnvironmentBeans]}"
    logEventLevel="{LogEventLevel.DEBUG}"
/>

You'll need to import the mx.logging.LogEventLevel class.

Protecting ColdFusion applications from common attacks

Submitted by Falken on Wed, 09/09/2009 - 10:24
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According to http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/08/web_app_security_survey/ the top 3 security issues in web applications are:

  • SQL injection where end users can effect the SQL executed
  • Cross-site scripting (XSS) where users can cause JavaScript to be run by other users
  • Cross-request forgery (CSRF) where actions can executed as if a user is logged in, without that user actually having the site open in his browser.

The following explains how ColdFusion can help protect you from each.

Adobe open sources the Flex Data Visualization Components

Submitted by Falken on Thu, 08/27/2009 - 09:23
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Matt Chotin (the Flex SDK product manager at Adobe) just posted to say that http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=flex3sdk has been updated for the new v3.4 SDK.

That page also has the Data Vis. components listed, and the download includes the source and is no longer watermarked.
Previously a Flex Builder licence was required to obtain the source and remove the watermark.

Flex 4 release date moved for the better

Submitted by Falken on Wed, 08/19/2009 - 09:42
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At last night's Flex 4 (aka Gumbo) Open Iteration Meeting Adobe announced that due to all the feedback from the community, they are going to push back the Flex 4 release date to 'early 2010' and also issue a further beta release later this year.

This is great news as it looks like the team will use the extra time to make the transition to the new Spark component set a lot easier, both in terms of the features it has and using it with the older Halo (Flex 3) components.

Upgrading OpenSUSE 10.3 to 11.1

Submitted by Falken on Fri, 08/07/2009 - 10:39
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In summary: very smooth, much better than 10.1 to 10.3 because I didn't try to do it on line, but with an upgrade DVD.
Minor problems with the graphics card driver and monitor but they were easy to fix.

Some niggles with things like DNS but again, it was just a case of redoing tweaks from 10.3 that had been undone by the upgrade.