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ColdFusion 11 Updated, and my (non)appearance at the ColdFusion Summit

Sep 22, 2014 3:21 PM
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First, the good news. Today Adobe released the first update to ColdFusion 11: ColdFusion 11 - Update 1. You can update via the normal admin interface. Please note that this update includes a connector update for IIS. If you are using IIS, first, I'm sorry, second, update the connector. Finally, I'm sorry to say that I will not be speaking at the ColdFusion Summit this year. I was really looking forward to it, but I had something come, something kinda important, that will have me quite a bit far away at the same time. I'll give details when I can. (translate)

Datalist support in Mobile Chrome

Sep 18, 2014 11:21 AM
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iOS8 launched yesterday and it has damn good updates in mobile Safari. I strongly suggest folks read Max Firtman's detailed review here: iOS 8 and iPhone 6 for web developers and designers: next evolution for Safari and native webapps. One thing missing however is support for datalist controls. I've blogged about them before and I really like how simple they make basic autocomplete controls. I noticed over on the CanIuse page for datalist that Android 4.4.3 and higher now support it. Here are some screen shots of in action. Honestly it looks pretty much as you might expect, but I (translate)

ColdFusion's ArrayEach and Struct JSON Serialization

Sep 17, 2014 3:21 PM
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Ok, technically, the two topics mentioned in the subject have nothing to do with each other, but both were interesting things I ran into during my presentation on Sunday so I thought I'd call them out. First - I had a question about arrayEach. Does it recalculate the size of the array on every iteration? The answer is yes and you can see it with this code sample. names = ["Ray","Scott","Dave","Todd"]; names.each(function(x) { writeoutput(x & ""); if(names.len() < 10) { names.append("foo"); } }); This will loop over the array and while it is less than ten items long, actually append (translate)

Using the New York Times API to Chart Occurrences in Headlines

Sep 15, 2014 1:53 PM
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This weekend while at a conference, I discovered that the New York Times has a pretty deep developer API. It covers both their newspaper data as well as government and regional information. I played around with it a bit and found it very easy to use via JavaScript (I don't think they document it, but they do use CORS so you can skip JSONP) and thought I'd try to build a little experiment. What if we could use the API to map the number of times a keyword appeared in headlines over time? I began by looking at the API (translate)

Video: My top features of ColdFusion 11

Sep 14, 2014 11:21 PM
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Here is the other presentation I did at NCDevCon - a review of my top features of ColdFusion 11. I should totally be in marketing. Honest. Ray's Top Features of ColdFusion 11 (translate)

Video: Building Hybrid Applications with Ionic

Sep 13, 2014 3:21 PM
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How cool is NCDevCon? The presentation I finished 10 minutes ago is online. Now. There may be some audio issues in the middle (had some feedback) so you may want to switch to headphones (let me know), but overall, check it out and let me know. I've made no secret of my love for Ionic and I hope this helps people get acquainted with it. Video Link p.s. I didn't include my slide deck and example apps, but if folks would like them let me know and I'll post a copy. (translate)

Having issues sending a Cordova app to an iOS device? Seeing lldb?

Sep 11, 2014 11:21 PM
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Yesterday I ran into an odd issue with an Ionic demo. I was trying to run it on an iOS device and it kept hanging. After about 5 seconds of hanging, I'd see (lldb) and then nothing else would happen. I switched to using the Cordova CLI and confirmed the same thing happened there. After a bit of Googling, I found myself on the Ionic forums at this thread: Error when doing 'ionic run ios'. Long story short, there is a process, lldb, that is hanging around and blocking access to the device. Use the suggested pkill lldb command and (translate)

CommandBox CLI and Package Manager for ColdFusion

Sep 11, 2014 1:22 PM
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I'm a few days late on this, but I wanted to be sure my readers knew about the release of CommandBox by Ortus Solutions, the same fine folks behind the ColdBox series of products. CommandBox provides probably the number one feature missing from ColdFusion - a command line and package manager. The CLI tool lets you quickly run CFML from the command line and build extensions for the command line with ColdFusion. Along with just running CF at the command line, CommandBox can quickly generate code for ColdBox and other products - essentially acting as a scaffolding tool from the (translate)

Ionic Framework and CLI updated

Sep 10, 2014 11:22 PM
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Just a quick note to let folks know that Ionic has been updated - both the framework (the UI and UX bits, basically what you see) as well as the CLI itself. This forum post details the changes in the Ionic framework itself: http://forum.ionicframework.com/t/v1-0-0-beta-12-krypton-koala-released/9435. As for the CLI, I'm not aware of a document just for that, but the latest version is 1.2.4 and a cool new addition has landed. You can now seed an Ionic project with the contents of a directory. This joins the existing other options (one of the three main templates or a CodePen) and is (translate)

What is the optimal environment for trying Ionic?

Sep 9, 2014 9:21 PM
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So earlier today before the OMG A WATCH IT BURNS event, David asked me a question about Ionic on Twitter: @raymondcamden Thanks Ray!.. May I know the optimal (perhaps the one you have) dev environment for trying ionic framework?— David R (@sachindavids) September 9, 2014 I told him I'd need a bit more than 144 characters to respond so this is my attempt. As always, take what I say with a grain of salt. This is my opinion. First and foremost - David said, "trying" - which to me is a bit different than "working with." If your goal is (translate)

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