As a follow-up to my previous blog entry today, on news of the CFHour podcast show ending this week, some have wondered (publicly) whether perhaps the Online ColdFusion Meetup which I host might help “fill the void” here.
I don’t hold that out as a real possibility, for a couple of reasons, and I’d like to discuss them here.
Indeed, it’s a good time to share a “State of the Online ColdFusion Meetup”, to discuss what you might (and might not) expect to see in the future, and what you can perhaps do to help.
If you haven’t heard the news yet, the CFHour podcast has had it’s last show, it seems. Dave (Ferguson) and Scott (Stroz) announced the news at the end of their last episode (#213), quietly and without fanfare (or any advanced indications), citing time challenges, etc.
I’m holding a glimmer of hope that it’s all an April Fool’s prank, but if true it’s indeed the end of an era and time to pause and reflect as if on the passing of a friend.
I also want to give some solace to fans of the show (and the general CFML community) with respect to where they may want to turn now to keep up on news, resources, etc. Fortunately, there are some places being actively updated. (And while surely some will see this as one more nail in CF’s coffin, I don’t and I’ll address that briefly too.)
But first let’s give credit where it’s due about the podcast…
This post is reproduced from my personal blog post at ramkulkarni.com.
In my post, Simplify Mobile Application Development Using ColdFusion, I posted a video that showed how easy it is to create mobile application with CFMobile features of ColdFusion Splendor (Server) and ColdFusion Thunder (IDE). In that video I created a simple app called ‘Simple Expense Tracker’. But the code was not optimal, because the main purpose of the video was to show you features of CFMoible. I also mentioned that I will post a better example of the same app.
So In this post I will show you how to create a database application, where user interface code is separated from the data access code. I will also use JQuery for DOM access and Bootstrap for UI.
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I realize that title may seem anachronistic. Why talk about hotfixes in CF9 and earlier, in 2014, indeed as CF11/Splendor is in beta? But I’ll tell you that I still help people daily who are still on those older releases, and often they have problems that may have long since been solved by a hotfix or a cumulative hotfix they never applied–or may be caused by misapplication of such hotfixes.
Of course, in CF10 it’s easier now because of the built-in “server updates” feature of the CF Admin. But in earlier releases, it was all on you to both keep up on the updates and to apply them manually. And a lot of people either never bothered, or may have tried and failed, or did it but got it wrong.
What you need to know
So in this blog entry, I some key info that will help you, if you may be in need of applying one or more of those updates to CF9 and earlier. Indeed, I’ll point to some past entries I’ve done where I shared a lot more detail that I find is vital and rarely mentioned when some people try to share just the bare minimum of info (often leaving people hanging).
For instance, I’ll help you answer such questions as what hotfixes do you already have applied? How do you find out? And you need to know exactly what version of CF you have, whether 9.0/9.0.1/9.0.2, 8.0/8.0.1, 7.0/7.0.1/7.0.2, and so on. I’ll explain how to tell and why that’s important, and especially when it comes to finding and applying hotfixes. And if you have applied hotfixes, are you sure you have done it right? It’s easy to get things wrong and botch things. I’ll help you avoid several very common mistakes.
(That’s why it’s so great that CF10 finally handles things for us. But this entry, focused on 9 and earlier, is not the place to discuss concerns with the CF10 hotfix mechanism. If you have questions or concerns about that, see the substantial CF10 Hotfix Installation Guide from Adobe, a 50-question FAQ on all things related to that feature.)
I’ll also point you to where to find hotfixes and installers for CF9 and earlier (not as easy as it may seem), and still more.
If any of that’s of interest, and I hope it is if you’re on CF9 or earlier, then read on.
By Charlie Arehart