So, as a rule, I refuse to answer questions about ColdFusion UI tags. I definitely blogged about them in the past, but like others, I've come to realize that they cause more problems then they solve. To quote the great one...
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I'm sitting in my hotel room catching up on emails before I leave to find a taxi for the airport. I thought it would be a great time to write up my thoughts on the 2013 ColdFusion Summit. I don't think I have to explain this, but just to be 100% sure, I work for Adobe, so it probably isn't fair for me to review a conference we put on. If that bothers you, well, stop reading now, but if you want my perspective anyway, please read on.
Attached to this blog entry is the zip of my slides and demos from my Solr presentation at the CF Summit.
I cut my teeth as a web developer building dynamic web sites, but more and more lately I'm finding that I don't need to do as much on the server. In fact, in some cases I don't need a back end server at all. Today I decided to take a stab at converting a dynamic web site to static using the Harp framework.
While it isn't terribly obvious on the web site, cfObjective 2014 has opened their call for speakers. If you want to speak at what is easily one of the best web conferences out there, you have from now till November 1st to get your submissions in. Here are the details: Call for Speakers
Here are the sessions I've proposed:
- Using Web Components
- Moving to Production
If you want to actually see me speak on these topics, be sure to give me a vote, as well as the other topics you think are cool!
Hopefully this saves someone else if they resort to a Google search. Using the cfindex tag to index file documents? If you leave the extensions attribute off, which you can, since it is optional, ColdFusion will index nothing. If you add extensions="*", ColdFusion will index nothing. The right fix? Use extensions=".*". (Edit: In case it isn't clear, that was .* as the value. Dot Star. Period Asterisk. You get the idea. ;)
Obvious - right?
By the way, don't forget you can use the status attribute to get a result struct showing you exactly how many items were modified in your index. This is incredibly useful when debugging.
This question came in via a reader and led to some interesting aspects of the ZingChart engine embedded in ColdFusion 10 (remember though that this is Enterprise only). The reader wanted to replace the numeric labels on the Y-Axis with strings instead. From my experience with ZingChart in the past, I assumed this was probably possible. The engine is incredibly powerful and has about a bazillion options. I reached out to the company on Twitter and with their help, I was able to get it working.