2007 Scorpio Makes Syndication Easy
This morning, at cfObjective, ColdFusion Product Manager Jason Delmore spilled the beans about a new tag in Scorpio named <CFFEED> which can be used to read and create RSS or Atom syndication feeds. <CFFEED ACTION="READ"> can read feeds from a URL or file (supporting RSS versions 0.90, 0.91, 0.92, 0.93, 0.94, 1.0, and 2.0, and Atom 0.3 or 1.0). <CFFEED ACTION="CREATE"> can create feeds from manually created structures or queries (supporting RSS 2.0 or Atom 1.0). This tag is incredibly flexible, and makes working with syndication simple and fun. I'll post examples in the future.
2007 ColdFusion Positions In CA And IL
Several in California, and one in Chicagoland area:
- Thirdwave (Chicago, IL) is looking for a full-time Cold Fusion Developer comfortable with using FuseBox. Other areas of your knowledge should include knowing the fundamentals of relational databases, content management systems, HTML/CSS layouts, systems analysis/design, and additional application server products. Details posted online.
2007 Scorpio Adds Two New RegEx Functions
ColdFusion has supported Regular Expressions for a while, but I've always missed a REMatch() function, one that would locate all matches and return them. Over the years several of us have written our own functions to do this, but that's no longer needed - REMatch() and REMatchNoCase() are both in Scorpio.
2007 Scorpio Supported Image Formats
Lots of you have been asking about Scorpio's planned <CFIMAGE> tag, wanting to know what image formats will be supported (many of you asking about GIF and PNG specifically). So, as long as you keep in mind that Scorpio is a work-in-progress and that features and specs can change ...
Scorpio has two new functions, GetReadableImageFormats() returns a list of the supported readable image formats, and GetWriteableImageFormats() returns a list of supported writable formats. The following code snippet shows all supported formats:
Readable (#ListLen(r)#): #r#<br>
Writeable (#ListLen(w)#): #w#<br>
Running this code (in Beta 2, remember, this can/may still change) displays the following:
Writeable (15): BMP,GIF,JFIF,JPEG,JPEG 2000,JPEG-LOSSLESS,JPEG-LS,JPEG2000,JPG,PNG,PNM,RAW,TIF,TIFF,WBMP
Readable (15): BMP,GIF,JFIF,JPEG,JPEG 2000,JPEG-LOSSLESS,JPEG-LS,JPEG2000,JPG,PNG,PNM,RAW,TIF,TIFF,WBMP
And so, yes, GIF and PNG are both supported (both read and write).
2007 Central Georgia Added To Scorpio Tour