Disable Flash Remoting on ColdFusion Servers

coldfusion Due to the recent security vulnerability ABSP15-20 / APSB15-21 in BlazeDS there has been increased interest in disabling flash remoting when not needed -- if you followed the lockdown guide for CF9, CF10, or CF11 you should already have it disabled.

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Building a Web Browser App for Blackberry Playbook Simulator

misc The blackberry playbook simulator doesn't yet include the web browser application, but I found it pretty easy to write my own using the qnx.media.QNXStageWebView class and calling the loadUrl method.

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Getting Started with Blackberry Playbook App Development

misc I downloaded the SDK and Simulator for the Blackberry Playbook today. A few quick notes about my experiences so far.

The first thing you should know if you are on a Mac is that you must have VMWare Fusion in order to run the Simulator at this time.

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Buy Flex 2 for Less

web I just noticed today that you can buy Adobe Flex from Amazon and save a few bucks. They have Flex Builder 2 with Charting for $715.99 (it cost $749 on Adobe.com), and the standard Flex Builder 2 for $459.99 ($499 on Adobe.com). Both will ship for free.

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John D. Rockefeller would use Flex

misc I was messing with some domain stuff this morning over at GoDaddy, and I noticed a link to Bob Parsons (GoDaddy's CEO) blog called The secret John D. Rockefeller used to build Standard Oil. It's simple. Putting it to work in your business. The secret Parsons explains was business intelligence.

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Simple Flex Example

web Here's an even simpler flex example that I showed in my Flex presentation today. It uses a horizontal slider component to change the alpha transparency of an image.

<?xml version="1.0" ?>

<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.macromedia.

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Simple Flex Tutorial

web I've been learning Flex for a presentation at my local CFUG, and I'm actually quite impressed with how much you can do with so little code.

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Macromedia Example Applications

coldfusion web Looking for example applications built with Macromedia products? I found this list of Macromedia sample applications

in the del.icio.us side bar on cfmx.org.

There are Flex, Flash, ColdFusion, and Dreamweaver example apps there.

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Macromedia Flex Hosting?

misc web I was wondering why there aren't any hosting providers that offer Macromedia Flex hosting (or should I say Adobe Flex hosting).

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Laszlo gripes resolved

web About a month ago I linked to Geert Bevin's post about his frustrations with Laszlo (an xml to swf generator). Geert, has posted an update since moving to the latest version of Laszlo.

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Wasting Time with Laszlo

web Geert Bevin has a blog entry, titled wasting time with laszlo in which he exclaims some of his frustrations when working with Laszlo Presentation Server.

Laszlo, if your not familiar is an xml based rich application development environment, similar to Macromedia Flex.

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Laszlo Vs Flex

misc web Now that Laszlo is open source and Flex has a free Non-Commercial License it is safe to assume that we will be seeing increased interest in server side swf generation.

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did you hack my cf?