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Hacktoberfest Tips for Contributors [+]
ColdFusion, Java, and Web Development | 10/7/19 9:00 PM | Misc
It never ceases to amaze me how many people will emerge out of the woodwork to earn a free T-Shirt each October! As someone who runs a moderate sized open source project that has merged over 900 pull requests, I always see a big increase in activity in October due to Hacktoberfest. This is a great thing, and I do appreciate each pull request! I personally review each one, which takes time. There are a few things that contrib

Adding multiple Disqus comments on one page [+]
Gregory Alexander | 10/7/19 6:30 PM | Disqus Integration
While incorporating comments into my main blog page, I found out that Disqus does not provide a native way to place multiple comments on a single page. The Disqus commenting system includes an embedded javascript at the end of an article. The javascript writes out the commenting interface using global variables and it can't be included twice. This poses a problem as my main blog page contains all of my blog posts, and I wanted the readers to be able to comment without having to go to each indivi

CommandBox Web Server Lockdown Example [+]
Ortus Solutions, Corp Blog RSS Feed by ContentBox | 10/7/19 6:00 PM | CommandBox, Security, Tutorials
More and more people are using CommandBox or our Ortus Docker containers (powered by CommandBox) for production deployments. Commandbox uses JBoss Undertow which is very lightweight and fast, and capable of service traffic just as fast as IIS or Apache. A lot of people ask me about running CommandBox in production and I always say it's find so long as you follow the same basic lockdown procedures you'd take on any web server. If you have IIS or Apache sitting in front of CommandBox, most of this

CommandBox Web Server Lockdown Example [+]
Ortus Blog | 10/7/19 6:00 PM | CommandBox, Security, Tutorials
More and more people are using CommandBox or our Ortus Docker containers (powered by CommandBox) for production deployments. Commandbox uses JBoss Undertow which is very lightweight and fast, and capable of service traffic just as fast as IIS or Apache. A lot of people ask me about running CommandBox in production and I always say it's find so long as you follow the same basic lockdown procedures you'd take on any web server. If you have IIS or Apache sitting in front of CommandBox, most of this

ColdFusion Summit Notes: GET cfml - A Guide to Writing API Wrappers, Matthew Clemente [+]
South of Shasta | 10/7/19 5:00 PM | ColdFusion, ColdFusion Summit, Notes
Matt gave this talk at Into The Box a year or two back, and it was one of the stand-out sessions for me. So much so, that I had to attend it again this year and see what new information he'd added to the preso.

Hacktoberfest Tips for Contribuitors [+]
ColdFusion, Java, and Web Development | 10/7/19 3:00 PM | Misc
It never ceases to amaze me how many people will emerge out of the woodwork to earn a free T-Shirt each October! As someone who runs a moderate sized open source project that has merged over 900 pull requests, I always see a big increase in activity in October due to Hacktoberfest. This is a great thing, and I do appreciate each pull request! I personally review each one, which takes time. There are a few things that contrib

Slides from my 2019 ColdFusion Summit Las Vegas Talk [+]
ColdFusion, Java, and Web Development | 10/7/19 2:00 PM | ColdFusion
The slides for my talk Approaches to secure CFML code can be found here. The source code for the Bank of Insecurity application (which is full of security holes) can be found: here. Overall I thought the CFSummit event was a great success. It was also cool to see that nearly half of the 500 attendees were at

Obtaining a Disqus API Key - Part 2 [+]
Gregory Alexander | 10/6/19 11:30 PM | Gregory's Blog, Galaxie Blog, Disqus Integration
After you register your Disqus account, you should also consider signing up for a free Disqus API Key. A Disqus API Key allows you to build your own widgets, such as a recent comments interface. For Galaxie Blog owners, the optional API Key allows Galaxie Blog to display my own custom recent comments interface that blends in with the Galaxie Blog themes. It also allows Galaxie Blog to have an accurate comment count in the administrative interface. The API key is free, and the free version genero

Incorporate Disqus into Galaxy Blog - Part 3 [+]
Gregory Alexander | 10/6/19 11:30 PM | Galaxie Blog, Disqus Integration
Use your Disqus Blog Identifier and your optional API key to incorporate Disqus into your own Galaxie Blog. Once you have your own Disqus Blog Identifier, you can immediately incorporate Disqus using Galaxie Blog. In the current version of Galaxie Blog (version 1.45 or above), open the index.cfm template found in the root directory. Search for the 'appli

Register your site with Disqus - Part 1 [+]
Gregory Alexander | 10/6/19 11:30 PM | Galaxie Blog, Disqus Integration
In this series of Disqus articles, you will learn how to incorporate Disqus into your own site, or incorporate it into Galaxie Blog. Galaxie Blog requires two keys- the Disqus Blog Identifier (or Short Name), and optionally, a Disqus API Key. I will try to write this for Galaxie Blog users of course, but also for others who may want to follow along the same footsteps to incorporate Disqus into their own blog. I will walk you through the steps to register with Disqus, and share my approach and co

Obtaining a Disqus API Key - Disqus - part 2 [+]
Gregory Alexander | 10/6/19 9:30 PM | Gregory's Blog, Galaxie Blog, Disqus Integration
After you register your Disqus account, you should also consider signing up for a free Disqus API Key. A Disqus API Key allows you to build your own widgets, such as a recent comments interface. For Galaxie Blog owners, the optional API Key allows Galaxie Blog to display my own custom recent comments interface that blends in with the Galaxie Blog themes. It also allows Galaxie Blog to have an accurate comment count in the administrative interface. The API key is free, and the free version genero

Register your site with Disqus - part 1 [+]
Gregory Alexander | 10/6/19 2:30 AM | Galaxie Blog, Disqus Integration
To incorporate the Disqus comment system into your own blog, you will need to create a Disqus account to obtain your Disqus Blog Identifier, otherwise known as your blog's short name. You should also create a free developer account in order to acquire a Disqus API key. I will briefly walk you through the required steps to obtain both keys. If you already have a Disqus blog identifier and API key, you should skip this article. Register your site and obtain your Disqus Blog Identifier

ColdFusion Summit Notes: Testing - How Vital and How Easy to Use, Uma Ghotikar [+]
South of Shasta | 10/5/19 6:00 PM | ColdFusion, ColdFusion Summit, Notes, Testing
Uma has given her talks on testing at several conferences recently, and I've never been able to catch it until now. There's  a reason she continues to get asked to give this presentation: it's packed full of useful info about testing your web applications. FYI, none of the info is ColdBox specific (despite her mentioning TestBox and MockBox in the examples). And several bits of info (such as the portion about JMeter) could be used to test any web application, even if it's not written in

Disqus has been incorporated into Galaxie Blog [+]
Gregory Alexander | 10/5/19 4:00 PM | Galaxie Blog
I am about to release the next version of Galaxie Blog that allows the Blog owner to integrate Disqus. Disqus is one of the most popular blog commenting systems, and it allows for social media integration, user profiles, and sophisticated spam and moderation tools. Galaxie Blog allows you to incorporate Disqus either using a simple Disqus Blog identifier, or using both an identifier and a Disqus API Key. Both of Disqus keys are easily obtained, and both are free. Here are the settings in Galaxie

Building a Netlify Stats Viewer in Vue.js [+]
Raymond Camden'sBlog | 10/5/19 11:00 AM | vuejs, javascript
I’m in somewhat of a “stats building” mood lately as this is my second (see last month’s post on building a stats page for Untappd) post on the same topic. For today’s demo I’m building a stats viewer for Netlify’s cool Analytics feature. (You can read my review of the feature from when it launched.

ColdFusion Summit Notes: Making Modules - Utilizing Reusable Code through ColdBox Modules, Eric Peterson [+]
South of Shasta | 10/4/19 3:00 PM | coldbox, ColdFusion, ColdFusion Summit, Notes
Modules are one of those ColdFusion things that often get interpreted as ColdBox-specific. While there are advantages to using them with ColdBox, you can build and use modules without having ColdBox anywhere on your server. Eric Peterson did a great job of explaining both scenarios and the pros and cons of each.

FusionReactor delivers Fantastic insight [+]
FusionReactor Java Performance Monitor: Blog | 10/4/19 9:00 AM | News, Testimonials
“Fantastic insight!” What do you like best? FusionReactor provides amazing insight into the server health, specifically in regards to the way ColdFusion is operating. The reporting and visualization into the server are fantastic! What do you dislike? Really not much I can say here. We rarely have issues with FR as an application, but if […] The post FusionReactor del

ColdFusion Summit Notes: ColdFusion For the Next Decade, Rakshith Naresh [+]
South of Shasta | 10/4/19 2:00 AM | ColdFusion, ColdFusion Summit, Notes
Significant progress in new features in the language CF 2020 - see how it’s evolved in the last few months. Next year will be the 25 year anniversary of ColdFusion At a crucial juncture in product transformation right now

ColdFusion Summit Notes: ColdFusion And Vue, Matt Gifford [+]
South of Shasta | 10/3/19 4:30 PM | ColdFusion, ColdFusion Summit, Notes, vue.js
Fresh off a 20+ hour journey from Europe, Matt Gifford gave an excellent presentation on using Vue.js with ColdFusion. Had he not mentioned it, you'd never have guessed he was extremely jet-lagged. Matt is is as professional of a speaker as they come, and a dear friend to boot. It was great having him join us this year.

Adobe ColdFusion Summit West 2019 (Full Report) [+]
TeraTech | 10/1/19 7:00 AM | CFSummit

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