Yesterday I blogged some tips for working with HarpJS. These tips came about from working on my latest project, the conversion of dynamic site into a static one. In this blog post I thought I'd share the experience. I blogged about this before, but the last site was very simple and nearly 15 years old. This time I worked on something a bit more beefy - the ColdFusion Cookbook.
First off, credit for this post belongs to multiple people. This post stems from a discussion on a private listserv of ColdFusion developers. I'll make a list of folks at the end, but in this case, I'm mainly serving as the 'errand boy' to report the issue and help spread the word. I'll do my best to describe the issue accurately but any screw up is entirely my fault.
This email came in while I was in Ohio and I'm really stumped by it. Anyone out there have a suggestion for creating a "map" of a ColdFusion app?
I recently inherited a ColdFusion application where no one is left who knows it from the code. They tell me that one of the things with this app is that when a feature or fix is implemented, often days or weeks later a new error will pop up from that earlier implementation.
I was hoping you could help direct me to a way to create a map of the site, similar to what Visio does, only instead of following href, it would also follow cfinclude, cfhttp, etc, ignoring any conditional statements. Similar to a database model where you can track table relationships with primary and foreign keys, I'd like to create a map of the application so I know how each page or file accesses and is accessed by each other page or file.
Yesterday on Facebook I saw one of those "PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERYONE" type posts involving pictures and GPS data. Apparently there are still people who don't know about the metadata embedded with pictures and how they can be a risk. Fair enough - it's not like your camera typically warns you about this and if you don't know this stuff even exists, you can certainly understand how folks would be surprised when they found out. Given that you may want to help users out with this, how could you use ColdFusion to remove EXIF data from an image?
I just ran across a template that had an interesting typo. Here is an example.
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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