Articles tagged ColdFusion

Adobe ColdFusion 9 License Terms in Plain English
If like me, you’ve been struggling to understand the legalese of the Adobe ColdFusion 9 EULA, I have put together a brief and hopefully, helpful summary of what it actually means in in plain English. Read more – ‘Adobe ColdFusion 9 License Terms in Plain English’.
Parsing Twitter Usernames, Hashtags and URLs with ColdFusion
Some time ago, well almost a year ago actually, I posted an article called Parsing Twitter Usernames, Hashtags and URLs with JavaScript. From that article, it became immediately apparent that this was an issue many people were confronting and one that required an answer. Now, belatedly, it is the turn of ColdFusion to get the Twitter love. Read more – ‘Parsing Twitter Usernames, Hashtags and URLs with ColdFusion’.
Programmer’s Dozen – Programming Best Practices
Take control of your code with these programming best practices from Kevlin Henney. At JAOO Aarhus 2008 Kevlin used a trash can, vampires, a train wreck, whiskey and much more to make you understand and remember his 13 constructive points (a programmer’s dozen) about programming and code smells. Read more – ‘Programmer’s Dozen – Programming Best Practices’.
Secure Your Application – PCI DSS Specifications
PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, and is a worldwide security standard assembled by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). The PCI security standards are technical and operational requirements that were created to help organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud, hacking and various other security vulnerabilities and threats. The standards apply to all organizations that store, process or transmit cardholder data – with guidance for software developers and manufacturers of applications and devices used in those transactions. A company processing, storing, or transmitting cardholder data must be PCI DSS compliant. Read more – ‘Secure Your Application – PCI DSS Specifications’.
Adobe's LiveCycle Powered by Amazon's Cloud
Adobe recently announced, in conjunction with Amazon, that they would bring LiveCycle to Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Read more – ‘Adobe's LiveCycle Powered by Amazon's Cloud’.
Let's not Dilly-Dally: ColdFusion has its Merits
ColdFusion is 13 years old. That make makes it the daddy of the web world! It does not make it any less hip or useful than the relatively new kids on the block. Let's not dilly-dally, bicker or insult one another about which is best, which one is dying and which one is not worth the computer it is compiled on. What is important is to understand the merits of each language and decide which one best suits the application, not only in technical terms, but also in terms of time-to-market, cost of development, availability of a skilled workforce etc. Read more – ‘Let's not Dilly-Dally: ColdFusion has its Merits’.
Using Ant with Eclipse
If you're currently not using Eclipse as your development tool of choice, you certainly should be! Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. Read more – ‘Using Ant with Eclipse’.
Enabling Search Engine Safe URLs with Apache and htaccess
An increasingly popular technique among websites and in particular, blogs, is the idea of making URLs search engine friendly, or safe, on the premise that doing so will help search engine optimisation. By removing the obscure query string element of a URL and replacing it with keyword rich alternatives, not only makes it more readable for a human being, but also the venerable robots that allow our page content to be found in the first place. Read more – ‘Enabling Search Engine Safe URLs with Apache and htaccess’.
Using the MooTools Autocompleter Plugin with ColdFusion
In a previous post, I demonstrated how to implement Dylan Verheul’s jQuery Autocomplete plugin. Not content with demonstrating one library's plugin, it is now the turn of Mootools. Read more – ‘Using the MooTools Autocompleter Plugin with ColdFusion’.
How to Protect Your Website from a Malicious Attack
Every seasoned developer will know that protecting your website from a hacker is a top priority, whether for your own reputation or for maintaining your company's reputation and log-term revenue prospects. Read more – ‘How to Protect Your Website from a Malicious Attack’.