Seeing as I am no longer actively updating this blog, I have decided to turn off the comments for all posts. The constant need to moderate spam comments being posted to the site prompted this action. I have been using the Askimet plugin for years and have comments set to be approved by me, but the latest round of garbage comments was enough. If I get back to actively blogging again, I’ll consider turning comments back on. For now, this site is an archive.

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Adobe MAX coming up soon

I'm beyond excited to be going back to Adobe MAX again this year. I've been attending the Macromedia/Adobe Conferences since 2002. After the last MAX (2011), I've been anxiously waiting for the 2013 conference to come around, since there was no MAX in 2012. I'm excited to see what new and interesting things people have been working on. I'll do my best to blog from the conference, though most of my posts will probaly be on Twitter.

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I’m back…maybe

It looks like I've been neglecting this blog for a long time. Over the past couple of years I've been focusing on my career and life and have spent more time on Twitter. What will become of this blog is still yet to be seen, but since I moved to hosting it myself instead of paying for their worthless hosting, I see no need to take it down. I will probably look for a new WordPress theme to give the site a clean look. With that being said, does anyone have a theme they could recommend?

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Pure script CFCs in ColdFusion

Over the last few days I've been scouring the web looking for examples of pure script based cfcs in ColdFusion. I've bee using cfcs since they were introduced to CF, but recently at Adobe MAX I saw may people using script based cfcs in place of tag based cfcs. From there I decided I would like to learn the script based cfc setup as I figure it would be beneficial to know both as I start to do more Flex development. 

If anyone has any recommended resources and/or code examples for learning script based cfcs please leave a comment.

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Getting Ready for Adobe MAX 2011

Tomorrow I leave for Adobe MAX 2011. This is very exciting for me as it will be my 11th year going to an Allaire/Macromedia/Adobe developer event. I'm psyched for this years event. MAX 2010 was awesome, even though I didn't blog about it. I spent most of my time on twitter talking about it and interacting with others. I'm planning to do the same thing this year, but will also try to post daily recaps here on my blog. Look for future posts about the days events, keynotes, special events and whatever else I feel like writing about.

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Recently, my personal web server running a couple of my sites, BlinkBase Technologies and, went down. Thankfully I was able to recover most of my data. This server had been running for close to 6 years without any real downtime, so from a stability standpoint, I was extremely pleased. The server was running an older instance of Ubuntu (9.04 Server) and CF8. When reloading the box, I obviously went with the most recent release of Ubuntu Server (11.04).

Since I did not have access to a license of CF9, I decided to give Railo a spin. I had been experimenting with Railo in VirtualBox instance I created several months back. I was extremely happy with the performance of the server. It definitely seems a lot faster than CF9. Setup in Ubuntu Server was extremely easy. The install took less than a minute. Having had some experience configuring Railo to work with multiple sites in my VM instance, setup was again a breeze. Literally less than 5 minutes after installing the Railo server, my sites were up and running.

I’m looking forward to posting more of my experiences with running Railo. For now, I’m extremely happy to be back up and running very quickly with what I believe to be a top quality server product. Now, if I could only find the motivation to update my personal page, I’d be completely set.

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Working on a new CFWheels app

I’m starting to sketch out what will be my next CFWheels application and possibly my first commercial, subscription based application. I’m now starting to look at hosting providers for this site and companies to handle the credit card processing.

I’m thinking of using GoDaddy for the CF hosting and PayPal for the credit card processing. I’m not expecting a huge amount of traffic when I release the app, but expect traffic to rise steadily over time.

Does anyone have recommendations for inexpensive ColdFusion hosting? If so, leave a comment or send me a message on twitter.

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CFWheels Many-to-Many Help

For the last week I’ve been working on my PubMan publications software. In the last two days I’ve run into a snag. I have the create and delete statements working, but the index list and update functions are what I’m having problems with.

I’ve created a detailed post over on the CFWheels Group. If you can help me out with this headache, I’d be most grateful.

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