This keeps tripping me up, it’s caused me problems when upgrading production servers… you need to export the installation directory when installing Coldfusion on a Redhat or Ubuntu server. Otherwise the installer completes but fails silently on loads of stuff and Coldfusion don’t work proper! Here’s an Adobe Forum post about the last time I … More Installing Coldfusion 10 on Ubuntu!
For far too long I’ve been using Bubble sorts, they’re very basic and very slow but mainly I’ve been sorting tiny little arrays or lists and the server just don’t care about it. But that’s not the proper way of doing things. Now I don’t really understand sorting algorithms all that much so I use … More Merge sort in Coldfusion
In the past I’ve had problems with my blog working on mobiles. Something to do with the way it’s set up for Coldfusion but I’m running Railo. I blogged about it here: My very few BlogCFC woes So when I switched across to my new server recently, I forgot to make the changes to get … More Precisely the same Railo mistake as last time
I’m not sure if this is a duplicate post of not… I couldn’t find the original one, so here goes anyway. We had the situation at work where we wanted to find all the links in a news article, in the back end editing system, and send them all to something like bit.ly to shorten … More Editing all the links in a page
This seems like a very odd situation, but Railo has stopped supporting column aliases by default – well it’s the JDBC database driver I think… I’m not too good at all this back end java/database stuff. But basically it all worked fine, now I’ve upgraded Railo, and things like this will throw an error. SELECT … More Railo and MySQL column alias
There’s a way of getting the rows affected by an update, insert or delete MySQL query in CFScript. I didn’t realise this until yesterday, and I’ve been doing this for a while now. I really should read more release notes. I’ll update my http://skeater.co.uk/page.cfm/CFScript-Snippets page to show this, but I thought it was worth posting … More MySQL update/insert/delete rows affected in CFScript
Gosh, what a long title. I don’t like writing blog post titles, but that one seems to make sense. I wrote this code the other day as a kind of demo for an idea at work. We allow some HTML in forum posts at work, but if a user puts in loads of long URLs … More Automatically bit.ly-ing URLS in a text block
I’ve just set up my local development environment on my Mac… something I’ve never done before. I’ve done it many times on Ubuntu and Windows, and most of it’s the same, but I thought I’d record the process, mainly for my own future reference. Installing MAMP is easy, you just download the installer/zip thing from … More Installing a local Railo site on MAMP
If I had to guess, I’d say there were about 5 people that read this blog that make websites and probably only 1 that do Coldfusion coding (and Tom already knows about SOTR). But just in case there is someone else that find this blog and does Coldfusion, I’d like to point out that SCOTCH … More Scotch on the Rocks is on!