Adobe Releases Public Betas of ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder

This is just a quick note that Adobe has released the public beta versions of ColdFusion 9 and the new ColdFusion Builder. Download links are below. I would also like to point out that while you try these versions out, please report any bugs you find to Adobe. This will

ColdFusion Gets Some Gartner Love

Finally, some good press for ColdFusion! Mark Driver, a Gartner analyst, recently published an analyst note on ColdFusion. It has some good things to say about ColdFusion and that Abobe has strong support for the product. Nice to see others praising a product that we in the ColdFusion community have

Will Twitter Kill RSS Feeds?

I have read numerous articles this week on the subject of Twitter replacing RSS feeds for some people, so I thought I would share my two cents on the subject. I’ll start by saying I was a late adopter to Twitter, having been signed up for only a few

ColdFusion: Grab Yourself a TinyURL

I have been working on a new application the last few days and one of the requirements was to generate a short URL. There are many different URL shortening services out there today, but I decided to go with one of the original services, TinyURL. Although this service does not

Preventing XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) Attacks in ColdFusion

With the recent issues Twitter has faced in recent days, I thought it would be important to show how you can prevent XSS attacks in ColdFusion. For a detailed explanation of what XSS is you can read a good summary here. So how can you protect against this type of

10 Skills Developers Will Need

Justin James at TechRepublic posted an article yesterday that covers his opinion of the 10 skills developers will need in the next 5 years. You can read his article and I’m sure you will agree with some of his items and there will be some you take a different