Two new ColdFusion Resources

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First up is Gloss, a new ColdFusion reference that includes both built in functions as well as UDFs. So a search for email, for example...

returns both CFLib and built-in functionality.

Second - a new ColdFusion podcast has been born. I don't believe it has it's own site, but the podcast is called (again, I'm a bit confused as it's not terribly clear) the "ColdFusion Show" and the first entry is available here: It is the creation of Mike Henke and Ryan Stille.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Dan G. Switzer, II posted on 10/19/2011 at 5:48 PM

Gloss seems not quite ready for primetime. I'm seeing lots of issues with the searching. They definitely need to at least debounce their keypress events for searching. That would drastically reduce the calls to the server, which would help with load. I'm seeing tons of delays and weird behaviors due to the backlog of AJAX requests being filled--which debouncing would fix.

Comment 2 by Mike Henke posted on 10/19/2011 at 6:53 PM

Thanks for the mention of the new podcast. We are going to give it a 3 episode try then re-evaluate. People can get the mp3 here http://coldfusionshow-podca... My site is a little confusing, with an auto generated audio file of blog posts. We'll get up and going soon.

Comment 3 by roger tubby posted on 10/20/2011 at 3:18 AM

I think Gloss looks really good. I didn't have any problems with AJAX delays; perhaps they have been ameliorated. I was just in the process of building a little DataTables web page to display Ray's great CFLib (and export as a spreadsheet) but I may put this effort on hold and enjoy Gloss.

Comment 4 by Aaron DeRenard posted on 10/20/2011 at 6:00 PM

I'm really glad to see cfgloss stuck with you... since I mentioned it way back in March. I sure hope you have been using it all this time, and not just now rediscovering it. :-P
I use it all the time.


Comment 5 by existdissolve posted on 10/20/2011 at 8:22 PM

Thanks for posting about Gloss, Ray, and thanks everyone (here and on the Twitter) for the feedback.