Installing ColdFusion 10 on OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion

While setting up my Macbook Pro for web development, I was flummoxed by the issues reported by many people trying to setup ColdFusion 10 on OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion, as well as Window 8. Adobe even has a pre-release program to test new installers for both. I can understand having problems with Windows 8, but installing on OSX 10.8 couldn’t have been easier.

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ArrayCollection.cfc, a custom JSON renderer for ColdFusion queries

There’s been a few recent blogs posts covering how to convert the JSON returned by ColdFusion’s serializeJSON function to a more standard pattern in order to use data with various grids or JavaScript templates. Those posts covered client-side conversions, here’s how to generate the JSON on the server.

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Check All Checkboxes with jQuery - Revisited

Nearly 4 years ago, I showed how to “check all checkboxes” using jQuery 1.2.6. In this post, I’m going to show a more advanced, but still simple way to handle checkboxes with jQuery that accounts for changes made as of version 1.6.1. I’ll even answer the bracketed field name question that haunts PHP developers.

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iKnowKungFoo is Evolving

It’s been a year and a half since my last post and over two years since my last truly technical post. I promised myself I’d get back to writing this year, but life and work kept getting in the way. Fortunately, I’ve been able to get a number of things back on track over the last few months. This blog is one of them.

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Adobe ColdFusion Anthology - a new ColdFusion book!

Thanks to Michael and Judith Dinowitz, there is a new ColdFusion book on the market, Adobe ColdFusion Anthology, and I’m glad to have had a hand in it.

I’ve been sitting on this for over a year now it’s finally here! The book is an anthology of articles from Fusion Authority magazine. Chapter 11 of the book is my contribution, “You Might Have a Performance Bottleneck If”. Written in the mood of Jeff Foxworthy, I outline 12 common problems in web applications (not just CF applications) that can be easily solved by the proper use of a database.

What are you waiting for? Pick up your copy of today! :)

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Screwy issue when defining a string. (cfif within a cfset)

I was browsing through some tickets in Jira today when I found a couple of bugs related to tables not displaying correctly in MSIE. When I found an example, it basically looked like a <TR> tag had not been closed correctly. When I viewed the source HTML, imagine how surprised I was to find a <cfif> statement gumming up the works.

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SQL approach to Showing Every Nth Record

Earlier today, Ray Camden posted a quick ColdFusion-centric solution to showing only the Nth records of a query. His solution is fine, but I wonder how itwould perform for large queries on a site under high load. Here’s a database-centric solution that pulls back every Nth record, allowing CF to just display the final record set.

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Adobe MAX 2008 Day 1 Overview

The first day of MAX was so very interesting. Even though there were more attendees than last year, the layout of the Moscone West convention center made for a much better experience. The Unconference sessions that ran alongside the official sessions weren’t just the icing on the cake. Sometimes they were the cake (not a lie).

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