Have you wondered where you can find more about ColdFusion 11’s mobile development features? (Did you know that CF11 added such features?) There are several resources provided by Adobe and others. In this post I highlight those various resources, with a focus on the many (and many kinds of) Adobe-provided ones.
How I came to gather this info, and how some have missed it
I had a client recently ask about where he might learn more about ColdFusion’s “new mobile development features”. He thought it was new to CF12 (in prerelease) but I explained that it was actually introduced in ColdFusion 11.
He’s not the first person who was not aware of that change in CF11. A lot of people just don’t pay close attention to what’s in each new CF release, especially when it first comes out. I find that many wait a year or more before they consider a move to a new release. Of course, some are waiting for a first update or point release, but there can be other reasons.
Anyway, as for the mobile features in CF 11, note that some aspects are in CFML, while others are provided via functionality in ColdFusion Builder 3. (I’m not interested here to discuss the prods, cons, or debates about the feature set. I’m just wanting to point out resources for those who want to consider it.)
To find more about how to use it, including docs, articles, videos, and more, read on.
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How the method works?
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This Article will explain how they spy on you and how you can stop Microsoft from getting your IP Address without your permission.
How Microsoft Can Spy On You?
The answer is simple, via their NCSI ( Network Connectivity Status Indicator ).
Why should we care of it?
Well… each time we start our Windows Computer an Internet connection test is run automatically to test the Internet availability.
So each time we start it, our PC makes a connectivity request to a text file into the NCSI Server of Microsoft ( 184.108.40.206 & dns.msftncsi.com ).
The Text file should be located here:
Where’s the fun part?
Microsoft admitted that they DO NOT NOTIFY the user Before attempting to collect informations, infact it is automatically done if you have the Internet!.
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Just wanted to share word (sorry it took so long) that I’d been selected as a speaker at the upcoming dev.Objective() conference, in Minneapolis in Mid-May. Hope to see lots of my fellow CFers there, and of course new folks who were not CFers.
While the conference name has changed (from cf.Objective()), there are still plenty of CF-oriented topics, and of course as nearly everyone would point out, it’s good for everyone to expand their reach and focus.
To that end, I’ll be doing a topic a bit different than my normal focus of CF server troubleshooting. Instead, recognizing that there will be folks there who either use other servers, or develop web apps or mobile apps, I’ll do a bit of a “soft” topic on how to troubleshoot performance problems more generically, in:
- Hey, my web app’s slow. Where’s the problem?
- Check out Dan Wilson’s complementary talk
- I’ll also do a sponsored talk for the FusionReactor folks
- And there are several dozen more great talks at this great conference
CF911: Help, How do I connect sites to a new instance w/ the ColdFusion 10/11 webserver config tool?
This one causes a lot of heartburn for folks: you add a new instance in CF10 or 11 (in editions other than Standard, which do support adding instances), and you find that you can’t seem to have the web server configuration tool (wsconfig) connect sites to that new instance(s). You never see the new instance listed in the UI of the wsconfig tool. What gives?
The solution is relatively easy, and the problem could maybe be fixed (or at least warned about) by Adobe (and I just filed a bug report for it). Until that happens, I wanted to share this. For more, read on.
The fine folks at the Adobe CF blog posted a blog entry today, on “Sometimes ColdFusion services refuse to start normally post server restart” (by Rahul Upadhyay), which offers some helpful information on one possible solution to the stated problem.
That said, there are some concerns I have, with respect to how I fear some may read and take action based on it (especially the notion of deleting the cfclasses files, as a possible solution to the problem). I’m not contradicting Rahul, just elaborating on some points, as someone who (like them, perhaps) helps people with CF server troubleshooting every day.
I started to write these thoughts as a comment there, and (as often happens) it grew long so I thought it better to be a blog entry rather than a long comment, and point people here. Once I did that I decided to go further still, hoping to really help those interested to consider the issue more carefully. (It also gives me a chance to highlight again the Adobe CF team blog, something I recommend EVERYONE reading this should follow!)
By Charlie Arehart
Has this happened to you? You follow some resource on the web showing how to update the JVM CF uses to a new version, and then wham, CF won’t start. And now you may be stuck wondering, “what happened? how am I supposed to fix this?”
It’s a tragic position to be in. (I was tempted to title this, “Help. My JVM has fallen and CF can’t get up”, but I fear that dated and veiled 80’s reference would go over the heads of many of my readers.)
The thing is, there are several reasons why your attempt to update CF’s JVM can fail, and fortunately I can offer several things you can look at to hopefully quickly recover from or undo things. If you’re interested, read on.
Ok, so that’s clearly not my sentiment but rather that of a certain “Simon” (no other identifying info offered) in a blog comment in one of the recent CF team blog entries.
After complaining about how poorly he felt CF had responded to his seeking help, he threw in additionally that “the existing private consultants prices are a total joke – they are taking us for a ride!”.
Well, I just couldn’t let go his comment go unremarked.
I started to write my reply there, but it grew long (as is my wont). But rather than post there (where most comments are brief), I decided to post it here instead and point to it there. Perhaps some of my readers here may appreciate it as well, as I also talk about some thoughts on CF troubleshooting in general.