Running on Blackstone

I mentioned this in Europe this week, and as others have blogged it I thought that I should mention it directly myself. My public facing sites ( and others) are running on Blackstone, and have been since early alpha days. I did not mention this until now because I wanted to see if users would comment on any problems or issues, and none have. While I have definitely found bugs in some of the new Blackstone features, core CF (pre Blackstone functionality) has been running perfectly, not an error, and no problems logged. As a matter of fact, I have even been updating the server every few days with newer product builds (yes, server updates, on a live production box) and so far so good. Blackstone, now in beta, is essentially ColdFusion MX 6.1 with new stuff added to it, which means that core CF is for the most part unchanged. All indications are that they CFMX.x to Blackstone migration, when the product finally ships, should be one of the most painless ColdFusion upgrades ever.

9 responses to “Running on Blackstone”

  1. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Oops, I should add that I have special permission to use Blackstone on a public facing box. If you are part of the beta, you may only use Blackstone internally unless specific permission has been granted allowing you to do otherwise.

  2. johnb Avatar

    didn’t you just move to

  3. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Yes I did. And the good people at HostMySite gave me a dedicated box so that I could play to my hearts content. 🙂

  4. Jimmy Avatar

    Why not start showing off the new features then!

  5. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Jimmy, there are some, not all public facing (yet) … but I have a print option on my book errata pages that uses CFDOCUMENT, and more to be exposed soon.

  6. devin Avatar

    looks as if the form on your "who’s using cf" page is using cfform/cfinput (by the suggestion of generated client-side validation), so it’s nice to see the cfinputs xhtml compatible and all on a single line. Though, looks like the cfselect isn’t quite xhtml.

  7. devin Avatar

    and speaking of errors, looks like that validation is throwing a .js error… doesn’t looks like the cfform.js, and masks.js are mapped properly. too bad, I was wanting to check out the new masks.js 🙂

  8. Edward Rynearson Avatar
    Edward Rynearson

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  9. Antony Avatar

    The CFDocument examples can be seen at:
    Very cool – FlashPaper and PDF!

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