2009 Hosting.com Announces ColdFusion 9 Cloud Offering
Hosting.com has announced the availability of ColdFusion 9 in cloud deployments starting at $125 per month. (Although it looks like they have yet to update their Cloud Enterprise page to reflect this).
2009 SitePoint On The New ColdFusion 9 Services Layer
SitePoint has published an article by Kai Koenig entitled ColdFusion 9 at Your Service: Image Manipulation with AIR. Kai uses AIR and ColdFusion image manipulation functions to demonstrate CF9's new ColdFusion As A Service (CFaaS) feature.
2009 ColdFusion 9 Supports Digitally Signed E-Mail
A user just e-mailed me asking how to digitally sign e-mail messages sent using ColdFusion <cfmail> tag. Well, as it so happens, this was just added as a feature to ColdFusion 9. You can now specify the following, both as defaults in ColdFusion Administrator, and as <cfmail>attributes:
- KEYALIAS - Alias specifying which certificate and private key within the keystore to use.
- KEYPASSWORD - Password for your private key.
- KEYSTORE - Path to the keystore containing the private key and certificate.
- KEYSTOREPASSWORD - Exactly as the name suggests.
- SIGN - TRUE/FALSE flag specifying whether or not to digitally sign generated e-mail.
2009 RedMonk Covers FedEx Custom Critical App
One of the most talked about MAX keynote demos was the FedEx Custom Critical shipment tracking dashboard as presented by FedEx's Adam Mollenkopf. And now RedMonk's Michael Coté has posted an interview with Adam where they look at the app, discuss the business case, and explain why the solution was built on the Flash Platform and powered by LiveCycle Data Services.
[Via Duane Nickull]
2009 iPhone Tip: How To Remove A Leftover Calendar
This one was a pain to figure out, so I am sharing it here in case others can use the info (or for the next time I need it myself).
iPhone supports syncing with multiple calendars, and displays them in a single integrated calendar using a different color for each. But have you ever tried to remove one of the calendars? There is no option to do so! And unchecking the calendar in iTunes simply prevents it from being synced in the future, but does not remove the unwanted calendar from the iPhone - all that left over data just sits there.
In my case I have an Exchange calendar and a local Outlook calendar on the iPhone, and I wanted to remove the local calendar and leave only the Exchange calendar. Here are the steps that worked for me (adapt them as needed):
- On the iPhone, go to settings, select the Exchange mail/calendar, and turn OFF Exchange calendar use.
- iPhone will ask you if you want to delete the Exchange calendar data, confirm the deletion.
- Then turn ON the Exchange calendar.
- iPhone will ask you what you want to do with the existing (non-Exchange) calendar data, giving you the option of deleting it.
- Go ahead with the deletion.
- As soon as Exchange syncs you'll have just that one calendar.
Pretty simple (although there really should just be a simple delete option!).
2009 ColdFusion Positions In OH, FL, DC, And TX
I've not posted any job listings since before MAX. Sorry about that. But, a total of 11 ColdFusion positions today:
- Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, OH) is looking for a systems analyst. Requirements include ColdFusion development experience, as well as experience with SQL Server and .NET. Bachelor Degree in related Computer Science areas or equivalent experience required. Details posted online (search for "ColdFusion").
- ERA Europe (Orlando, FL) is looking for a ColdFusion developer. Requirements include experience with ColdFusion 7 or later, as well as experience with SQL Server and Fusebox. Details posted online.
- Fig Leaf (Washington, DC) is looking for two mid-senior level ColdFusion developers, as well as a full-time ColdFusion/Flex/AJAX instructor. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- AcisTek Corporation (Washington, DC) is looking for a ColdFusion developer for a technical lead position. Details posted online.
2009 Using PayPal In Flex And AIR Apps
Fellow platform evangelist Miti Pricope has spent a considerable amount of time working on how to integrate PayPal Express Checkout with Flex applications running in Flash Player or in Adobe AIR. He has posted his thoughts and recommendations in a new ADC article entitled Integrating PayPal Express Checkout with Flex and Adobe AIR.
2009 Pete Freitag Launches HackMyCF
Pete Freitag has launched HackMyCF, a site that can test your ColdFusion servers for security holes, missing hotfixes and patches, and more. You simply provide a server host name and e-mail address, and the app runs a scan and e-mails you a report. Highly recommended!
2009 FusionReactor 3.5 Released
2009 URLs For ColdFusion Bug Trackers
We've created new simplified URLs for the public ColdFusion bug trackers: