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, […]

Busting the HTTP Error 500.19 on ColdFusion 11 + IIS

Here’s a little trouble shooting tip to bust an IIS HTTP Error 500.19 (Internal Server Error) that may pop up when IIS is configured with ColdFusion 11. The error mostly occurs when IIS is unable to interpret configurations specified in the web.config file. In this post I speak about fixing a specific cause of a […]

ColdFusion 11 Hot Fix 1 and Connectors

There it is! Hotfix 1 – The first update for ColdFusion 11. The technote detailing the release is here, https://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-11-update-1.html# The update packs a handful of fixes to critical bugs, with two of them being on the connector. I will be detailing these two fixes here, IIS worker process hangs when IIS site config is […]

Speaking at, CFSummit 2014

It’s that time of the year when the ColdFusion community huddles up at Vegas! ColdFusion Summit 2014. If you are a web designer, developer, strategist, or thought leader, ColdFusion Summit provides the perfect forum to exchange ideas and experiences. Its an opportunity to interact with ColdFusion experts, domain leaders, and peers, and learn about the […]

ColdFusion 11 – Manually remove connector configuration

This post deals with removing connector residues on web-servers, IIS and Apache, if and when the wsconfig utility is not available for un-configuring existing connector configurations. Connector residues are left behind with incorrect uninstallation of ColdFusion Getting Started servers, or more simply, the ZIP Installers. The right way to get rid of a Getting Started […]

ColdFusion 11 – PDF Service prerequisites on Linux

If you are planning to use PDF services on a Linux box with ColdFusion 11, you would need a set of packages to be preinstalled, and would also need to import a set of fonts onto your machine. Though this is called out specifically in the Adobe Live Cycle Documentation, I decided to post a […]

The MySQL/Python Connector Saga

This post is written with Python 3.4 in consideration, and may, or may not apply to Python 2.x Numerous blogs / forums suggest umteen non-working solutions to get the MySQL Connector/Python to work. All I got out of those, is a wasted day, and this small little comment by ACyclic on StackOverFlow. A prerequisite for […]

Fixing the Null Pointer Exception on ColdFusion

EDIT: This post was originally written with only MacOS in mind, and has been updated to serve as a generic solution Null pointer exceptions., the NPE., can be a pain – especially with no debugging environment in place. Here’s a possible solution to one such NPE thrown by ColdFusion. Right after installing ColdFusion, if you […]

The fun in compiling Apache

Quite contrary to the title, compiling Apache from source can be pretty frustrating at times, with trivial errors, compile options that are hard to remember, etc.. Wrote a small piece of code to help you with this compilation. The script is tested on RHEL, definitely works on any Linux distro, and most likely just works […]

New found love for the Foundation Framework

Foundation is a beautiful framework for authoring HTML JS websites. I believe that this framework stikes a perfect balance between being just right ‘heavy’ while accomplishing what a designer-developer would want it to. What more, it also comes with a customization package to help you keep it simple. But that said, it is the framework […]