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’.
I have been developing with Fusebox with ColdFusion for a long time now and recently I moved to version 5 (when I say recently, on closer reflection I started using 5 shortly after it was released in July 2006...wow its been that long!). A common feature that was found to be lacking was the dump and abort features, so useful in debugging applications. Read more – ‘Fusebox 5 Custom Dump and Abort Verbs’.
With the introduction of ColdFusion MX, the ColdFusion community is maturing. Most CF developers have moved beyond spaghetti code and the mixing of business logic with presentation code. But it can be difficult and wasteful to "re-invent the wheel" for every application you write. Frameworks can help promote good development practices, standards, and a sound foundation for creating an application. Read more – ‘ColdFusion Frameworks’.