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Do you know how to use the internal browse capability in CF Studio/ HomeSite+? Did you know that you don't need to use the RDS feature to be able to do so? And that you can use it to browse not only CFML templates running on both ColdFusion and BlueDragon, but also JSP, ASP, PHP, a...
It was at the end of day 3 at JavaOne and I was tired. I was tired of product pitches, tired of talking, and tired of listening to all the hype. But Juliet caught his attention.
You've probably been told for years that CFINCLUDE is like a compile-time directive that 'pulls code' from another file into your template for reuse. That's wrong. I'll prove it to you. Indeed, have you ever tried to include something other than a CF template? You can. Wonder what incl...
Another month in the world of CF has passed, and as always, it's certainly not been a dull one. This month's editorial will be devoted to a handful of important CFDJ housekeeping items before you turn the page to get into the technical meat. The 3rd Annual CFDJ Readers' Choice Awards a...
Many BlueDragon customers tell us they're being asked to defend their choice of CFML (ColdFusion Markup Lanuage) over JavaServer Pages (JSP). They need help making the argument that CFML and J2EE work well together, and that perhaps CFML is a better choice for presentation layer techno...
As I look over my choices for various tasks, I'm a little unsettled at how many choices I have, what they do, and how they interoperate. I'm not going to be the one to say that innovation is a bad thing, but too much innovation probably is a bad thing. In software design, it usually me...
Over the past few months I've had several conversations with developers that have all been pretty much the same. Here's a paraphrase of a recent one: 'My management decided to standardize on , and my company isn't going to use ColdFusion anymore.
Since New Atlanta first announced BlueDragon about a year ago, we've been asked two common questions: 'What is BlueDragon?' and 'Why did you create it?' I thought a good starting point and introduction for my first column (which, hopefully, will become a regular CFDJ feature) would be ...
You'll notice more product reviews than usual in the next few issues of ColdFusion Developer's Journal. We've got three in this month's issue alone. This is simply the direct result of more CF-related products on the market. It's a great thing for all of us, because many of them can he...
Imagine going to buy a new car. You are down to specifying the options for the vehicle and the salesman says, 'You can have it in any color as long as it's black.' If black is your favorite color that's great; but if it's not, then maybe they have just lost a customer. These days it's ...
The ColdFusion world traveled down to Disney World this October - without even having to win a major sporting event first. The occasion was Macromedia DevCon 2002 - the world's largest gathering of all things Macromedia - which took place October 27-30. It was a very successful confer...
(September 17, 2002) - New Atlanta Communications' BlueDragon 3.0, the newest release of its Java-based product family for deploying ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) Web applications onto standard J2EE platforms, is now available. BlueDragon 3.0 facilitates the simple and portable dep...