A Log Analyzer with the ELK Stack, Nginx and Docker

This post is about a log parser I quickly put together, with the help of the Elastic Search – Logstash – Kibana (ELK) stack and Docker. The ELK Stack, in undoubtedly a phenomenal solution for analyzing centralized logging. Logstash beautifully breaks down every detail in the log and takes care of pushing them into ElasticSearch, […]

Dynamic Form Templates with CFInclude

ColdFusion is a pretty powerful language when it comes to managing all your server / enterprise resources, but it is also useful to manipulate user interfaces. In this post, we speak about using the CFInclude tag to build intuitive user experiences. To start with, here is our problem. We had multiple pages in a website, […]

ColdFusion 2018 – Improvements on Arrays and Strings

ColdFusion 2018 includes a host of new enhancements on Language. Language improvements have been considered based on use-cases that make more sense in today’s world, and while also taking into consideration all the bugs and enhancements logged by the community. Significant enhancements are Null Support – with ColdFusion now Null aware, working alongside other technologies […]

Language improvements in ColdFusion 2018 at Adobe Immerse ’18

Get insights into the language improvements in ColdFusion 2018, at the Adobe Immerse Webinar on June 12, 2018. I will be speaking about Null Support, Final variables, Abstract Methods, Data Type Preservation, Asynchronous Programming Constructs, and a host of improvements on Array. Here’s the session abstract. Learn how ColdFusion 2018’s new asynchronous programming constructs allow […]

Exposing SOAP webservices through ColdFusion 2016 API Manager

The latest version of ColdFusion bundled in an API Manager, allowing you to moderate publishing and access of your APIs. The API Manager acts as a proxy to existing REST and SOAP web-services. Just wrapped up an article on Adobe DevNet that speaks about exposing existing SOAP based web services. Have a look at the […]

Plink: Auto Accept HostKey’s

Plink is a blessing if you are attempting to SSH to a remote machine and execute some scripts from an automated solution. It’s perfect for the scenario, except when it comes to hostkey acceptance. Plink, or for that matter any application used to connect to another machine remotely, require you to accept the Hostkey of […]

ColdFusion WSConfig configuration backups

ColdFusion 11 update 5 helps address a issue with connector reconfigurations, that could potentially leave you in the lurch. The update includes a workflow to backup your custom configurations while un-configuring ColdFusion from an IIS site or an Apache instance. Here’s a little more detailing about what the workflow does. On unconfiguring the connector on […]

ColdFusion 11 Hotfix 5 and ColdFusion 10 Hotfix 16 are out!

Hotfix 5 for ColdFusion 11, and Hotfix 16 for ColdFusion 10 are out, and fix close to 150 bugs collectively! Connector fixes for IIS are available for ColdFusion 11, and that would imply the need to reconfigure connectors if you are on a ColdFusion 11 configured with IIS. ColdFusion 11 also packs Apache 2.4.10 support. […]

ColdFusion 11 Hotfix 3 – Early Access

Hotfix 3 for ColdFusion 11 is out for early access, with a long list of fixed bugs. Early access / public preview for ColdFusion releases was a request we received at CFSummit, and here they are! View the list of Issues Fixed Read the Release Notes Instructions to apply the hotfix are available here. Appreciate […]

ColdFusion and Nginx

Nginx is that popular webserver that’s been increasingly eating up the webserver market share. Wikipedia says over 30% of the top 100K sites run on Nginx. The Nginx wiki speaks of the webserver as a high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. The most striking feature of Nginx though, […]