Be aware: there’s another new security hotfix for Adobe ColdFusion 9 and 10

by kai 14/04/2013

Late last week, Adobe’s CF team has released another security hotfix for Adobe ColdFusion 9 and 10. You can find the security bulleting and the respective technote here: Security bulletin: Tech note: Installing it follows the common pattern of recent security hotfixes and updaters. And with me saying that it should be clear that it’s […]

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IntelliJ 12.1 has been released

by kai 13/04/2013

Recently the Jetbrains team have released IntelliJ 12.1. It’s a free upgrade for owners of IntelliJ 12, therefore it was a no-brainer for me to apply the upgrade – and IntelliJ is my default go-to-IDE anyway. Unfortunately there are no noticeable new features or fixes for the CFML plugin that made it into version 12.1. […]

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And there is also the 2DDU podcast… episode 29 is available now

by kai 06/04/2013

Today, Mark and I recorded episode 29 of the 2DDU podcast. Yeah, I know – we haven’t done anything for the last nearly 4 months and I absolute acknowledge that. Anyway, we’re back. Today’s episode covers a whole list of stuff: Conferences we attended this year (Mark: RubyConf AU, Kai: Webstock) Conferences either of us or both […]

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Railo and ColdFusion on Java 7: don’t forget the crypto extensions

by kai 02/04/2013

So – more on the whole Java 7 thing again. The other day I got an “Illegal key size or default parameters” error on one of my dev VMs. I was using the VM for quite a while and from what I could see the codebase had not changed significantly. Weird. All of a sudden […]

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.NET Framework when installing Railo with IIS

by kai 01/04/2013

The other day I helped a client to install Railo 4 with IIS 7.5 on a Windows server. Their problem was that the Railo installer seemed to have worked fine (as Railo itself worked without any issues on the internal webserver port), but the IIS connection didn’t have to be setup at all. A short […]

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Recent Adobe ColdFusion hotfixes

by kai 11/03/2013

A few days ago, Adobe released a set of hotfixes for the currently supported versions of ColdFusion (9 and 10). Those hotfixes cater for a variety of things, among others – support for Java 7. ColdFusion 9 and 9.0.1 Unfortunately things are not as easy as they could have been. On Feb 27, 2103 Adobe […]

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Intellij: What to do with .cfm files that are actually .xml files

by kai 10/03/2013

If you work with CFML, you might have come across a situation in which you’re working with .cfm files that actually contain XML-only content. There are many reasons why developers would put XML-only content into .cfm files, but typical examples would be certain framework files such as circuits in Fusebox or maybe configuration files in […]

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Aaaand… another JVM update…

by kai 10/03/2013

I thought it’d be over, but it turns out that I was wrong. Oracle has pushed out JDK/JRE 1.6.0_43 – their first (of maybe many) security bugfixes of Java 6 post-end-of-support. The new security baseline is now 1.6.0_43, check out the release notes and the relevant Security Alert document. From what I can see the patched […]

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Another Java security baseline update (ColdFusion, Railo and others)

by kai 22/02/2013

There’s just been another release of Java 6 that is relevant for the security of your ColdFusion or Railo servers (but also for anything and anyone else running a Java-based server or client product). After having pushed out Update 39 just recently, Oracle has released Java 6 Update 41 (also known as JDK 1.6.0_41) and […]

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And then there was Webstock 2013 (day 2)

by kai 21/02/2013

Let’s talk about day 2 of Webstock 2013. The first speaker was Karen McGrane. Her session was titled “Adapting Ourselves to Adaptive Content”. Uhhh – you might think, but Karen’s message is much easier than the session title might make you expect. Essentially: It’s just not on to take your print PDF and publish it […]

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