Web Trenches

I was contacted by someone who described the following performance issue with an IIS7 server that was upgraded from ColdFusion 9 to ColdFusion 10. — IIS 7 is responding excruciatingly slowly, and not just with Coldfusion pages, but any page.  As it stands now a simple hello world htm file is taking, often, up to a minute […]

  I did a live presentation in which I upgraded a production ColdFusion 9 server to ColdFusion 10.  Here are my notes if anyone is interested. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CFdXhBUzafrFP8vKLE7sqRDT6TMFvX4-jRyPqOrT5G8/edit Technical details for the upgrade… Windows 2008 R2 web server running IIS 7.5ColdFusion 9 Enterprise with two instances (default “cfusion” and “www”) Upgraded to ColdFusion 10 Enterprise with two instances. […]

When running ColdFusion 9 in multiple instances, you used to be able to run the Web Server Connector tool from the Windows start menu and connect specific instances to sites.  This changed in ColdFusion 10. The Web Server Connector tool in the Windows start menu for ColdFusion 10 will only allow you to connect websites to the […]

We recently had to update our post-commit hook functionality to be compatible with subversion 1.7 working copies.  There are more JAR file dependencies with 1.7, so here are some tips. First, some explanation of what our setup is.  On commit of a new revision of a file, we trigger a ColdFusion script that does several things: If […]

Content from a bug report I recently submitted to Adobe related to expandPath() in ColdFusion 10.  They have acknowledged it is a bug and will be fixing it.  https://bugbase.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=bug&id=3198902 — We have two identical versions of our application running on the same server – one in CF9 and one in CF10. We noticed that CF10 is signficantly […]

I was recently working on a legacy ColdFusion application that required .html and .htm files to be processed with ColdFusion.  The application currently runs on ColdFusion 9 and we are preparing it for ColdFusion 10.  To accomplish the processing of .html files with ColdFusion, we had always followed the method of editing the web.xml file and adjusting […]

The most recent hotfix for ColdFusion 9 can cause problems for people that have very large form submissions.  The fix imposes a form field limit of 100 fields on submit.  There is an override available for the default behavior, though.  I would recommend applying the patch to fix the security flaw, but then adjusting the default behavior […]

Story done by Hamilton College on our latest mobile Web project using both jQuery Mobile and CSS media queries: http://www.hamilton.edu/news/story/hamilton-offers-fast-access-with-new-mobile-friendly-app

I recently had to come up with a solution for Word-to-PDF file conversions on a server that was running Railo (UPDATE: Works on Lucee as well).  After much searching and combining of various articles that I read, I decided to put together a simple CFC to make this easier for others (and reusable for me).  This CFC will […]

After applying the 1.6 update to Mango Blog, my blog immediately stopped working.  Even after modifying some code to get around the error, all extensions were broken.  The answer was out there in the Mango forum, but it took me a while to find it.  I thought I'd spread the word for other Mango users. The problem's […]