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Working Code Podcast - Episode 001: Adam's Secret Shame

Adam and the crew talk about what it's like to be long-lived ColdFusion developers; and, the odd shame that we sometimes feel over our language choices, despite the success that we've all experienced in our respective jobs. Listen to Episode 001, with: Adam Tuttle → Website, Twitter, LinkedIn Carol Hamilton → Twitter, LinkedIn Tim Cunningham → Twitter, LinkedIn Ben Nadel (That's me) → Website, Twitter,...

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Clustering Plupload Instances For Parallel File Uploads

If you follow this blog, you know that I'm a super-fan of Plupload for client-side file uploads. But, one thing that I've always wanted to experiment with is parallel uploads. By default, Plupload uploads one file at a time. But what if we clustered several instances of Plupload? Then we could distribute files to each instance and have them work in parallel. This post is a proof-of-concept of what that might look...

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My Company, Epicenter Consulting, Is Looking For ColdFusion Developers

Epicenter Consulting, my web application development company, has some exciting projects on the horizon. As such, Clark Valberg and I are looking for some full-time, off-site ColdFusion developers to join our team. This would be an opportunity to work with passionate developers in an environment that promotes best practices, facilitates open communication, and rewards innovative thinking.Your relationship with Epicenter would start off...

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CSVToArray() ColdFusion UDF For Parsing CSV Data / Files

NOTE: This UDF had a bug in it when the first value in the CSV data was blank. The updated version has been posted here.NOTE: This UDF was modified on 10/15/2007 to include a trimming argument.Yesterday, Troy asked me to wrap my new CSV parsing algorithm up into a ColdFusion user defined function for ease of use. So, here it is:<cffunctionname="CSVToArray"access="public"returntype="array"output="false"hint="Takes a CSV file or CSV...

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Strange ColdFusion JRUN Stack Overflow Error

This morning, I was doing some local ColdFusion development as I am normally; and, everything was working fine until I suddenly started getting this ColdFusion JRUN error:java.lang.StackOverflowError at coldfusion.compiler.ExprAssembler.assembleExpr(ExprAssembler.java:144) at coldfusion.compiler.ExprAssembler.cast(ExprAssembler.java:1108) at coldfusion.compiler.StmtAssembler.cast(StmtAssembler.java:362) at...

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JRUN Servlet Error: coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.bindImportPath

A while back, Jamie Krug helped me set up my local ColdFusion multiserver development environment in which I could run ColdFusion 8 and ColdFusion 9 instances on the same code base. Jamie was a super fantastic help and everything was running perfectly fine until, seemingly out of nowhere, my ColdFusion 9 instance died. ColdFusion 8 was working properly; but, whenever I tried to run code through my ColdFusion 9 instance, I got the...