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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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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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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CFML differences between Railo and ColdFusion 9/10 (Part 2)

by kai 18/02/2013

Yeah, so much for “I’ll post part 2 tomorrow…“. Sorry guys, life and work got kind of in the way. Here’s part 2 now though 🙂 4. Date comparison If you use if constructs for string comparison in ColdFusion, the server will always check if a string on either side of your if-condition could potentially […]

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CFML differences between Railo and ColdFusion 9/10 (Part 1)

by kai 09/02/2013

As promised in my last post, I’m starting a short series of observations I made when working with clients here in Australia and New Zealand on porting CFML applications between ColdFusion and Railo. Please note that this post (and the follow-up posts) is not meant to be judgmental in any way, it’s just supposed to deliver […]

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Thoughts on CFML in Railo, ColdFusion and Open BD

by kai 09/02/2013

Recently I’ve become more involved with the Railo community. A lot of clients (and myself, too) are really impressed with what the Railo team has delivered with version 4 of the Railo server. There’s a lot of interest and inquires from people wanting help to investigate what’d be involved with moving/porting their application from Adobe […]

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Java | ColdFusion | Railo security update

by kai 05/02/2013

This is just a quick free-of-charge public service announcement that Oracle has released Java 6 Update 39. Why is this important for users of ColdFusion or Railo? A lot of people are running their Railo and ColdFusion servers on Java 6. Update 39 is a so called “update to the JRE Security Baseline of Java […]

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Adobe Connect (hosted): make sure your user profile timezone is correct

by kai 18/01/2013

The other day I was helping a client who are using Adobe Connect (hosted on the Adobe servers) and experienced an issue with scheduling meetings. What was basically happening was that when they scheduled a meeting it would always be created in US Pacific time. I do have admin access to their hosted Connect account, […]

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