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Why isn't Java cool? Or, programmers are people too

You know what you never hear anyone in the construction trade say? "Hammers are so hot right now," or "screwdrivers are the new black," or "I love this wrench! It's so cool!" Yet so much of the computing industry is focused on which particular languages, platforms, and technologies are cool or hip. And, fifteen years after it emerged from Sun's labs to wow the industry, Java is definitely in decline, at least by that metric.That's...

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Creating A Remote AJAX Proxy In Javascript Without ColdFusion 8's CFAjaxProxy

I've been meaning to mess around with ColdFusion 8's new CFAJAXProxy tag. But, I decided that before I looked into the tag, I wanted to see if I could replicate the main functionality of the CFAJAXProxy tag with jQuery and some basic Javascript objects. I thought being able to wire it up myself would help me to understand the technology a bit better and get me more comfortable with the concept of making remote CFC calls. I figured I...