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’.
Bryan Kaiser & Michael Haynie talk about the usual news and then digress into the topic of the future of ColdFusion and its limited uptake in the developer community. This is a hot topic with a number of key figures in the ColdFusion community, in particular Simon Horwith and Ben Forta, writing articles to 'defend' ColdFusion, something I find myself doing almost on a daily basis. Read more – ‘The Coldfusion Podcast Episode 19 – Where is Coldfusion?’.