CFYEILD

coldfusion Here's an idea for a new tag in ColdFusion, CFYEILD. Consider a web site that receives a several concurrent requests. ColdFusion will create N threads to process the requests, if there are more than N concurrent requests, they sit in a queue.


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Moving SSL Certs from IIS to Apache

linux web I found some instructions for converting SSL certificates generated for IIS to private key, and cert files you can use on unix, or Apache for windows.

First Export your IIS certificate into a pfx file (this is something you should do anyways for backup)

Run mmc.


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A good and free log analysis tool - awstats

web There are a lot of free http log file analysis tools out there that haven't been updated since the mid 90's, awstats however is both free, and up to date. It looks a bit like web trends (though I haven't used web trends in several years). Here's an online demo.


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MyIE2 - IE Based fast web browser

web MyIE2 released a new version of their web browser this week. I downloaded it today, and I'm quite impressed. MyIE2 uses MS IE to render and display content so everything that works in IE, works the same in MyIE. MyIE has a much smaller memory footprint than MSIE.


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The Google API - CFX_Google

coldfusion When the google api (an web service to use google's services) came out last year, I wrote a Java CFX tag called CFX_Google avaliable for free download with source code from cfdev.


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The Google API - CFX_Google

coldfusion When the google api (an web service to use google's services) came out last year, I wrote a Java CFX tag called CFX_Google avaliable for free download with source code from cfdev.


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SoBig - SoAnnoying

misc I was receiving the SoBig virus at a rate of over one message per minute today. Most of them were sent to pfreitag@cfdev.com I disabled this account today so I could get some work done.


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Real World Linux Security

linux I read part of Real World Linux Security this weekend. It's a very detailed book that covers a wide range of security topics, from an author with lots of security experience.


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got power?

misc I just got my power back about an hour ago (I'm in Syracuse NY). I was in the middle of posting a long blog entry when we lost our internet connection this afternoon, and I lost the entire post when I submitted it, I'll rewrite it later...


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Cross Platform Development Tips

coldfusion The post I lost earlier today due to the power outage had a simple way of checking to see if your on a unix OS at runtime, and also some tips for writing cross platform coldfusion.

Running UNIX: #YesNoFormat(isUnix)#


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Search Engine Safe URL's in Apache 2

coldfusion I've figured out an easy way to employ search engine safe url's on unix and apache2. It has always been possible to implement them with mod_rewrite, but its difficult to do globally for url's like this: www.site.com/page.cfm/id/4

Here's the script

<cfif NOT Find(".", cgi.


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Google Calculator

misc To use Google's built-in calculator function, simply enter the expression you'd like evaluated in the search box and hit the Enter key or click the Google Search button.


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Worm's a comin'

misc Feel's like a storm is brewing, I've gotten a few emails today from various security lists about the W32/Blaster worm. This worm effects Windows NT 4, 2000, 2003, and XP, here's the info from M$. Block ports 135, 139 and 445 (RPC DCOM) in your firewall.


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Searching without Verity

databases Sometimes you need to search a database query without using verity. In general Verity should be used when possible, because it will yeild much better results, at better performance than the solution I'm about to show.


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CFML Language History

coldfusion Macromedia's web site is going to be busy today, lots of new stuff on there today. They released a CFML Language history document, that details the changes since CF 4.01. That is handy for me because I usually have to write CFML code that runs on multiple versions.


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RedSky at Night Sailors Delight!

coldfusion Macromedia Released ColdFusion 6.1 early this morning (code named RedSky). I'm really impressed with it, and I will be updating our server with it today.

Several people have posted blog entries about it already.

Dan G.


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Updating ColdFusion Studio / Homesite for CFMX 6.1

coldfusion If your going to apply the Homesite CFStudio Tag Updater for CFMX 6.1 make sure you first apply the CFMX 6.0 tag updater it doesn't appear that the 6.1 updater is cumulative.


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Classpath Migration Issue in CFMX 6.1

coldfusion I Installed CFMX 6.1 on our live server today, and found that my Java classpath settings had been screwed up during the migration process. All the slashes were missing in the path, so a path like c:\java\activmail.jar would show up as c:javaactivmail.jar in 6.1.


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foundeo


did you hack my cf?