Working Code Podcast - Episode 111: How To Learn Stuff Good

Ben Nadel and the crew talk about the strategies that we use when we have to learn totally new thing (and how humbling that experience can be)....

From: Ben Nadel

What's new in FusionReactor 9.2.0, released Jan 18 2023

If you're a user of the wonderful FusionReactor monitoring and observability solution (for ColdFusion, Lucee, Java servers and more), you may delight in hearing news of a new FusionReactor (FR) version.

From: Charlie Arehart - Server Troubleshooting

Beware that latest Oracle JDK installers will REMOVE older JDK installs of that version

Here's something new to beware if you may run the Oracle JDK installer for the recently updated Java 11 or 17, whether on Windows, macOS, or via RPM: the new Oracle jdk installer WILL REMOVE any older previous versions of that JVM version created by previous JDK installers of the same major version....

From: Charlie Arehart - Server Troubleshooting

Does The Order Of Hash Inputs Matter In Terms Of Uniqueness And Distribution?

Ben Nadel explores the impact of input order when hashing values in ColdFusion....

From: Ben Nadel

Comparing Java's MessageDigest To ColdFusion's hash() Function In Lucee CFML

Ben Nadel compares Java's MessageDigest class to ColdFusion's hash() function for hashing compound / composite binary values....

From: Ben Nadel

Using "continue" To Short-Circuit .each() Iteration In ColdFusion

Ben Nadel shares a quirk of the CFML language in which "continue" can be used to short-circuit an .each() iteration function....

From: Ben Nadel

Working Code Podcast - Episode 110: Measuring Impact At Work

Ben Nadel and the crew talk about measuring productivity at work; and, what makes a day good or bad....

From: Ben Nadel

New updates released for Java 8, 11, 17, and 19 as of Jan 17 2023

Here's a heads-up that some will want to hear about: there are new JVM updates released today (Jan 17, 2023) for the current long-term support (LTS) releases of Oracle Java, 8, 11, and 17, as well as the current interim update 19.

From: Charlie Arehart - Server Troubleshooting

Dynamically Instrumenting ColdFusion Component Methods With GetTickCount() To Locate Performance Bottlenecks

Ben Nadel dynamically instruments his ColdFusion component methods with `getTickCount()` calls in order to locate performance bottlenecks....

From: Ben Nadel

Overriding Form Submission Properties Using Button Attributes In Native HTML

Ben Nadel demonstrates that form attributes can be overridden by submit buttons in native HTML....

From: Ben Nadel

CUID2 For ColdFusion / CFML

Ben Nadel shares his ColdFusion port of the CUID2 library, which provides collision-resistant IDs that are optimized for horizontal scaling, security, and performance....

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Testing Performance Overhead Of Creating Java Classes In Lucee CFML

Ben Nadel looks at the performance overhead of calling `createObject("java")` in ColdFusion and is delighted to see there basically isn't one....

From: Ben Nadel

Working Code Podcast - Episode 109: Best Of 2022

Matt Cavender, the Working Code podcast editor, shares his favorite clips from 2022....

From: Ben Nadel

Hotwire Turbo Drive Requires Failed Form Submissions To Return A non-2xx Status Code

Ben Nadel demonstrates that Hotwire Turbo Drive requires non-200 status codes when processing failed form submissions in ColdFusion....

From: Ben Nadel

Code Kata: Recursively Flattening A Deep Array In Lucee CFML

Ben Nadel demonstrates how to flatten a deeply nested array using recursion in ColdFusion...

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Iterating Over Function Arguments Using CFLoop In Lucee CFML

Ben Nadel demonstrates how to use the CFLoop tag to iterate over Function arguments as both Structs and Arrays in ColdFusion....

From: Ben Nadel

Code Kata: Flattening An Array In Lucee CFML

Ben Nadel looks at different ways to flatten an array in ColdFusion....

From: Ben Nadel

CFML Developer Wanted

We're looking for a CFML Developer to help with a new project. It should be pretty steady work for at least the next 3 months, possibly longer if all goes well.

From: South of Shasta: Software Development, Web Design, Training

Hotwire Turbo Drive Doesn't Work With .cfm Page Extensions

Ben Nadel gets Hotwire Turbo Drive working with ColdFusion .cfm file extensions after switching to .htm and enabling URL rewriting....

From: Ben Nadel

Learning “AWS Backup” Restorations for On-Prem VMWare VMs

CF Webtools has maintained VMWare ESXi guest OS instances, managed by vCenter, for about 7 years.

From: Chris Tierney