ZingChart Update

ZingChart, the charting library that is part of ColdFusion 10 and 11, was recently updated.  Unfortunately, like other 3rd party add-ons, ColdFusion is nowhere near the current version.  As I mentioned in a earlier post, there is a way to take advantage of the updated library if you are willing to relinquish the use of cfchart…

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CF Notifications Update

This morning I added a feature that will now send out Twitter messages when new CF bugs are added.  I am hoping this will get more people involved when new bugs are discovered. If you are wondering why the Twitter updates seem to come in bunches, it is because currently, the Twitter messages are sent…

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ColdFusion Builder Update

In what is by far the most secretive update thus far, there is a new update to ColdFusion Builder 3.  Unfortunately, this cannot be obtained through the updater (not sure if that is going to change), but requires the user to download a new copy from the Adobe website.  Not only does this require you…

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Birth of the KX

I decided to add a Q&A feature to the cfuser website and will be using it to ask/answer questions.  It can be used by anybody and hopefully a few people, other than me, will make use of it. It is very much like StackOverflow, but hopefully, without all the drama.  I am still making some…

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ColdFusion 11 Update 3 (beta)

If you are using ColdFusion 11 you should probably take a look at the blog post from the ColdFusion team about a pre-release version of Update 3.  This is to get community feedback on over 100 fixes that were implemented before going live for production servers.  This really is a change in Adobe’s handling of…

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My Opinion on the Future of CF

Since starting the CF Notification twitter feed, I have begun to pay attention to the bugs that are being reported and it has led me to one conclusion: there needs to be a change of direction for ColdFusion. So much effort is wasted fixing bugs to maintain backwards compatibility and UI features that are so outdated.…

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New Project Skeleton

I am in the process of a complete revamp of the CF Notifications area of the website and thought I would share my basic layout for a website project.  I have done this before, but as I evolved, so has my approach.  I am still not a fan of the popular frameworks, but it is…

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Application Variable Setting – chartstyledirectory

Just a quick note based on a comment I saw today on the ColdFusion Bugbase related to CFChart.  While I no longer use cfchart, if you still do, you might want to know about an application variable called “chartstyledirectory.”  As the name implies, this would be the directory that houses your “style” settings for ZingCharts (the…

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Determining Directory Size – Updated

Today, I decided that we needed to have visibility of some customer related data and, in particular, the amount of space they are using. After spending about a half hour thinking about it, it became fairly obvious how to do this and then another couple of hours testing a variety of ideas. This is what I have come up with and thought I would share.

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