Showing posts with label Russ Michaels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Russ Michaels. Show all posts

Friday 16 December 2016

cf(it's a~)

I received some excellent news from Russ Michaels this morning: is now back, thanks to hostek who donated me a server for cflive and cfmldeveloper, which will also be back soon.

Cool! I missed It might not be as shiny and fully-featured as, but it has the one benefit of just getting on with it. It saves yer code and runs it. monkeys with both the code and the output thereof, which I've never liked, and never felt was that reliable for anything other than superficial demonstrations. I have always felt happy testing issues on, whereas I find to be a bit of an "unreliable narrator".

The one feature I wish would pinch from is the ability to save code with a shareable link.

Anyway... Both services are valuable - almost indispensable - resources for the CFML community, and I'm glad is back.

Good stuff, Russ; and thanks, Hostek, on behalf of the CFML community.



Friday 23 September 2016

This is disappointing. was an online CFML runner which I used to use a lot to test small bits of code when I did not have a CFML server handy. Or couldn't be arsed starting one and saving code to a file etc.

I noticed that the Lucee server it ran was down the other day, and asked Russ about it, and he said it'd likely be down for a while. Today I notice the site is gone completely, replaced with:

[...] I am sorry to report, that Host Partners, who hosted CFDeveloper and CFLive have gone out of business, and as a result both sites will now be offline until further notice. [...]
Oh dear.

I know there's but it's a bit quirky in how it runs its CFML and I always preferred I also know there's commandbox, which is cool but not quite as convenient as

Oh well. Thanks for providing the service whilst it lasted, Russ. I got a lot of benefit out of it, and indirectly so did a lot of other people who read my witterings on this blog.

Thanks for your selfless contribution to the CFML community.

In related news, I think there are some old articles on this blog that AJAXed calls off to cfmldeveloper and displayed the results. Obviously those AJAX calls will be broken now too. I dunno which articles they were, and there were only a few, so cannot be arsed finding them and repairing them. If you come across any which seem broken, lemme know and I'll decide if I feel like handling it in a different way.



Wednesday 26 August 2015

CFML: ways to help or be helped with ColdFusion and Lucee

This article has been inspired by "reports of the death of the House of Fusion CFML forums are not greatly exaggerated". I dunno of anyone has been able to reach whoever represented the human manifestation of HoF, or just the continued radio-silence has been inferred as demise.

Russ from CFMLDeveloper has started a new Google Group to fill the void left by HoF disappearing:

And, indeed here they are @!forum/cfmldeveloper:

Dom Watson also quickly reminded people that there's the #CFML Slack channel too:

If I was being uncharitable, I'd observe that Dom's choice of words there might sound a bit dismissive of Russ's efforts, for some reason. But I'd never be uncharitable.

Saturday 5 April 2014

I am one step closer to being unshackled from ColdFusion

Note that that is ColdFusion, not CFML. I'm still onboard with CFML, and that's not likely to change in the mid-term. Today I switched all my hosted code from ColdFusion to Railo. So now my only connection to the Adobe product is my day job.

Thursday 16 January 2014

Outage on CfmlNotifier

I actually meant to post this when it actually happened: yesterday or the day before yesterday whenever it was. It's been a busy week. Anyway, there was an outage on the CfmlNotifier feed. It's now resolve.

Sunday 8 December 2013

Something I'd not looked at before: ColdFusion security sandboxes

Russ posted a question on Twitter yesterday:

I have to concede this is part of ColdFusion I have never looked at. He didn't get any useful responses over night, so I decided to check whether I could either confirm the behaviour he was seeing, or declare "works OK on my machine".

Saturday 7 December 2013

CFML: Response for Russ

I feel like writing more in response to Russ than Twitter messaging will sensibly allow, so am doing a quick blog article instead.

The context is as follows:

Note that the RT's of Matt's messages aren't quite in the correct order, but as his Twitter account is "private" (that was easily circumvented ;-), I cannot include them inline in a custom timeline. But the gist of the exchange is preserved.

Right, so I feel the decline of CFML as a language is mostly down to Adobe's stewardship of it. There are a few factors here:

Thursday 10 October 2013 gets a code editor

I'm just wading through the overnight Tw@tter Chatter, and noticed this from Russ:

Monday 30 September 2013

I owe Adobe an apology, so here it is

I've added this to the article in question, but I am also gonna post it separately as a testament to my stupidity, and to basically apply some scorn to myself.

Thursday 20 June 2013

CF Live

Hey, in case you've not heard, Russ Michaels (who also runs CFMLDeveloper, who host my code) has launched a site "CF Live".

Thursday 9 May 2013

We interrupt this service...

Well actually: no, it's not "we" who have interrupted any service.

However I'm afraid to say a few small community-oriented services I run are currently down.

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Setting a CFAdmin password

I despair. I was going to sit down tonight and be all pseudo-intellectual and watch Au Revoir les Enfants (which I have somehow managed to not yet see) on DVD, and otherwise ignore my computer. And ignore ColdFusion.  But here I am.

I had a Twitter exchange with Russ Michaels and Brad Wood about this current slew of security holes in ColdFusion (there are not one but three, apparently), and I mentioned that I couldn't be arsed looking into it to see what the actual issue was. But just like playing The Game, once the topic came up, it intrigued me more and more, so I decided whilst dinner was cooking "ah, it won't take long to find it, I'll have a look". So off I went.

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Missed marketing opportunity?

This is more on the "CF10 in the UK" thing that I wrote about recently.  First things first, I'm gonna reproduce a comment Rakshith made against one of the other articles here, so as to clarify things:

Hey guys, I was not referring to UK when I said 'over there'. UK was never in the context of this conversation. I was referring to <cfmldeveloper>.<com> and not UK. My bad that I should have just said <cfmldeveloper>.<com> than saying 'over there'. Sorry for the confusion.

P.S. I have better access to data than anyone could possibly have to make a ridiculous claim that Adam is the only in UK using CF10 :)

Tuesday 2 October 2012

I'm the only person in the UK using ColdFusion 10???

Sorry for the attention-grabbing headline, but it's not a complete work of speculative fiction (although I kinda hope it is).