Many will know that I’m a huge fan of FusionReactor, the monitoring tool (and more) for ColdFusion, Lucee, or any Java server (Tomcat, Jetty, Glassfish, JBoss, Wildfly, WebLogic, etc).
I help people use the tool about every day in my consulting, to solve problems or help assess architectural choices. I’ve also offered dozens of presentations on it at most CF conferences I’ve attended over the years (often offering a talk in the sponsor slot for the vendor, Intergral, in addition to whatever CF talk I was also giving at the event).
I’ve also done over a dozen FusionReactor webinars, for Intergral, as posted on their site, and of course I’ve been active for over decade on the FusionReactor Google group. So if someone asks how much I love FusionReactor, I can definitely “count the ways”!
Starting a new series of FR blog posts
And yet for all that, one might hardly know of my enthusiasm for the tool if they only followed my blog here, as I’ve only done several posts on it over the years! That’s clearly not for lack of enthusiasm and appreciation for the tool. (And I can’t say enough good things about the team behind the product, having visited their offices in Germany several times over the years.)
I guess it’s just been that I figured with all my other resources and contributions, I was getting lots of content “out there”, but I want to rectify that here, with what I plan will become a series of many blog posts on using FR.
I plan to create content from all the above: my daily work with it, the presentations and webinars I’ve done, and the discussion list topics I’ve contributed to. I realize that some readers here may not necessarily come across those above. There’s also no denying that search results tend to focus more on blog content than presentation PDFs, webinar page introductions, and even discussion list content. I’d love to help folks find more on FR, and help the FR folks find more customers.
So strap in and hold on. If you’re already an FR user, I hope to show you things about it that you may easily miss. And if you’re new to it, I hope to show you why I think EVERY shop using CF, Lucee, or any Java server should run FusionReactor. There’s a free 14-day trial, so if anywhere along the way I say something that seems compelling, you can easily try things out against your own server.