This site is a test bed for everything I learn and is mostly for my own benefit. As such it may be down from time to time and is subject to frequent changes.
My passions include Slackware Linux, Coldfusion, Railo, JQuery, MS SQL Server and MySQL. You will often see me deep into the latest publication of a web design magazine or a man printout.
Published: Feb 2, 2016
When ColdFusion read cfml and cfc files it compiles them into to Java Class files. On some rare occasions you may find you need to clear these cached class files. To do so follow these steps: ...more
Published: Jan 19, 2016
Sometimes run into a problem with the legacy naming conventions used when creating our databases which causes errors when we need to explicitly specify the name of a database which is different between our dev and prod environments in a script. ...more
Published: Jan 5, 2016
I recently ran afoul of the duplicate() function when tuning a section of code which was populating an array of cfc objects from a query. Be warned that duplicate() does a deep copy of objects passed to it... ...more
Published: Jun 23, 2015
A coworker of mine got stung last week when he tried to use the JQuery .not() function thinking it was the opposite of the .is() function. In reality it is not the opposite but rather a filtering function. ...more
Published: May 26, 2015
So its been a little over a week since I got back from devobjective, and I learned a lot there. However I want to focus on what I saw and learned about the cfml engines. ...more
Published: Apr 30, 2015
Well actually this is not the blog post I originally wrote, but having taken some time to cool down and think about it I am instead retracting my rather rash statement that I am giving up on cfml. ...more
Published: Apr 28, 2015
A few weeks ago I needed to modify a list to wrap each list element with single quotes. It turns out ColdFusion has a built in function for just this purpose. ...more
Published: Apr 18, 2015
I have been a huge fan of Railo for years and I thought that Lucee was going to be the best thing since sliced bread when I heard the announcement of it. But all I have seen so far has been an absolute bloody mess. ...more
- Everyday that I have to work with these api's the more I want to jump from a high place.