Converting BlogCFC Posts to Markdown

I’d been trying to convert this site away from BlogCFC for some time. After investigating a few blogging platforms, I decided on the simplicity of a Jekyll static site via Github Pages. Ultimately I choose Gitlab Pages, but before I talk about that, here’s how I converted my posts.

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Don't Call It a Comeback

Welcome to my redesigned, rebuilt and reinvigorated blog! Out with the much appreciated BlogCFC and ColdFusion powered site on iknowkungfoo.com. In with a static site hosted on Gitlab Pages, powered by Jekyll and a new domain. It’s been a while, let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.

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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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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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