The first several are in fact resource lists where I pulled together resources, to help people in addressing some specific topic/challenge, which is something I enjoy doing as a contribution to the community. Sometimes the posts are related to the consulting work I do, but not always (just like some of the conference presentations I do, which are nearly always about CF, but not always about CF troubleshooting).
You'll see also a couple of posts that point to resources where I've been contributing time and content elsewhere (taking away somewhat from my posting things here). First, I've done about a dozen blog posts on the new Adobe CF Community Portal. Second, I've done about a dozen webinars for the FusionReactor folks. I've debated posting each one of those here as I did them (as blog posts here, I mean, throughout the year), but for now I had instead just opted to create a post for each of them last year listing what all I'd done.
If so, I have some very good news--and some not-so-good news. (Some may know that you can find this info also by running the CFC Explorer--more on that in a moment.) The unfortunate news is that it's not yet COMPLETELY documented, but it's still a good start.
Anyway, I have contributed several blog posts (some really article-length, and all written as standalone "articles", so I am referring to them that way here, and in my "articles" page).
I wanted to point to them out in a post here as well. I was also torn about whether to post them in their entirety here, whether before or after posting them there, but for now, I have posted the content only there.
- CF install/deployment choices: what's right for me? (Oct 24, 2017)
- Did you know the ColdFusion Archives (CAR) feature is now in Standard as well as Enterprise? (Oct 26, 2017)
- Finding more about applying ColdFusion updates (Oct 30, 2017)
- Did you know there's far more to the CF docs than just the CFML Reference? (Nov 4, 2017)
- Hey, why am I finding CF installed node.js? (Nov 6, 2017)
- Did you know that ColdFusion Builder 2016 is included with your purchase CF 2016? (Nov 17, 2017)
- Did you know there's a free "Express" edition of ColdFusion Builder? (Nov 18, 2017)
- Resources for learning more about CF2016 (Nov 24, 2017)
- Here's how you provide CFFUNCTION tag attributes when converting it to a script function (Nov 30, 2017)
One issue with the portal, though, is that if an author edits one, the date changes to the date EDITED, not the date CREATED. And then they show up in the portal in that date edited order, which is incorrect both because it can be abused (or confusin), but also because but not properly reflecting when the note was written, some context could be lost. Fortunately, in most of the posts, the date created DOES appear correctly when you open the post, though even that is not always accurate. So I have put here the correct date created for each.
I welcome your feedback and/or comments, though please do direct those to the respective blog posts on the portal. :-) And I hope more folks will consider contributing.
And unlike previous Adobe cfdevweeks, which often involved non-Adobe presenters (including myself), this year's sessions were all from members of the Adobe CF team, on these topics:
- The now and the next of Adobe ColdFusion (you'll have to suffer through a mistaken use of background music the whole hour)
- API Economy: Realizing The Business Value of APIs Through Adobe API Management (no music in this or subsequent recordings)
- Design of Rest API and Rest in ColdFusion
- Upgrade to CF 2016
- Finding security vulnerabilities in your codebase using security analyzer
- Load Balancing, Scalability and Failover with ColdFusion Clustering
- PDF enhancements in ColdFusion 2016
- Language enhancements in CF 2016
- Scale with ColdFusion 2016
About the very unfortunate background music in the first session, I have reached out to Rakshith today to ask if he may want to repeat it on the Online ColdFusion Meetup that I host, and we could offer that recording then as an alternative to the original.
Of course, the availability of the recordings is not new new info, as they were released last month and mentioned in that post I link to above. But I noticed in doing a google search today for "coldfusion devweek 2017 recordings", the first result was my 2012 post on the recordings of that year's devweek. Doh! So I wanted to offer this update in the hopes of replacing that in searches (fortunately, the Adobe post does appear next for me). I also just added "2012" to the title of that older post, as well as a link to this one, to perhaps also help avoid confusion.
And if you're interested in seeing the 2017 Adobe CF Roadmap (about what's new recently, what's coming in 2018 and 2020, as well as support timelines), Adobe happened to blog about that today as well. The sessions above (especially the first) elaborate much more on these than the 3-page PDF with a few bullet points each on CF2018 and CF2020. You'll see I pointed this out in the comments there, and I offered a link to the recordings. And it was in trying to find that which led to the motivation to create this post above. :-)
We're sorry but a serious error has occurred in the system.
If this happens to you, I have a possible quick solution (if you just want to get to the page in question):
Use your browser's menu option to have it create a "new private window" (FireFox), or "new incognito Window" (Chrome), or "new session" (IE), or the like.
This will open a new window for your browser, and it will NOT send any cookies to the page in question. And you should find that suddenly the forums "work", which tells you that the problem was about the server's unhappiness with something about the cookies in your browser.
If that's enough, great. If you want to know a bit more, read on.
The first problem was introduced in the CF2016 installer released in Dec 2016, and any after that, where Adobe has literally removed the library used for the calendaring, but you can add it back, as I discuss below. (If you install or installed CF 2016 from the original installer in Feb 2016, you won't see this problem as it wasn't removed then.)
The second problem was introduced in those two named updates, and was fixed in the very next updates (CF11 update 13 or CF2016 update 5). And of course, this could also happen if you're moving to CF11 or 2016 for the first time, and someone else had "fully updated" those to that update level before you started testing against it.
If you'd like to know more, read on.
Unable to connect to the Java VisualVM Plugins Center because of Server returned HTTP response code: 503 for URL: http://www.oracle.com/splash/java.net/maintenance/index.html
There is a solution.
TLDR: the quick answer is to change the URL used by the tool (Tools>Plugins>Settings) to use a new URL, such as https://visualvm.github.io/uc/8u131/updates.xml.gz.
For those who'd appreciate more detail, read on.
This is a follow-up to my last post, Looking for CF people, or CF work? What can you do?.
In that one, I focused mostly on helping someone who WANTS to stay in CF, or as important, those who HAVE WORK TO OFFER in CF but have a hard time finding people.
Now this is for someone on the other side of the fence, who is now out of work in CF (by choice or circumstance) and needing to find work OUTSIDE of CF, and can't wait to develop new skills.
I do have a pretty standard answer, and it's not what I think most would expect to hear in reply (if they thought I could just propose some possible specific people looking/available).