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Blog posts made on 04-May-07
4May
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.

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4May
2007
ColdFusion Positions In CA And IL

Several in California, and one in Chicagoland area:

  • Amcom Computer Services, Inc (San Ramon Valley, CA) is looking for a senior ColdFusion developer. Requirements include 8+ years of programming experience, ColdFusion 7 expertise, an understanding of frameworks, and advanced knowledge of SQL, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript, Web Services, and XML. Details posted online.
  • Clear Capital (Truckee, CA) is looking for several full-time ColdFusion Developers (all levels) to assist with existing and new product development. At least 3 years of ColdFusion experience with an emphasis on CFC-based development, JavaScript, SQL, strong working knowledge of XML, AJAX, Web Services and Oracle desired. Relocation assistance is available. Details posted online.
  • 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.

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4May
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.

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4May
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:

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1<cfset r=GetReadableImageFormats()>
2<cfset w=GetWriteableImageFormats()>
3
4<cfoutput>
5Readable (#ListLen(r)#): #r#<br>
6Writeable (#ListLen(w)#): #w#<br>
7</cfoutput>

Running this code (in Beta 2, remember, this can/may still change) displays the following:

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1Readable (15): BMP,GIF,JFIF,JPEG,JPEG 2000,JPEG-LOSSLESS,JPEG-LS,JPEG2000,JPG,PNG,PNM,RAW,TIF,TIFF,WBMP
2Writeable (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).

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4May
2007
Central Georgia Added To Scorpio Tour

Another venue added to the Scorpio Usergroup tour. If Atlanta is too far north for you, the day after the Atlanta event I'll be down in Warner Robins, GA, to speak to the Central Georgia CFUG.

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