ColdBox 3.5.0 Module Contest : Win a Kindle Fire or an iPod

On November 29, 2011, in ColdFusion, by Anuj Gakhar

Luis Majano posted on his blog about a ColdBox contest that allows you to win a Kindle Fire or an iPod Nano. ColdBox 3.5.0 Beta has been released just yesterday and I believe it is a good opportunity to develop and win prizes at the same time. I am a regular ColdBox user myself and […]

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Server Side Google Analytics with ColdFusion

On November 25, 2011, in ColdFusion, by Anuj Gakhar

If you have an application/page that returns only XML or JSON repsonses and the end client is not a browser (an API e.g.) and you want to use Google Analytics for tracking your API calls, then you won’t be able to use the standard Google Analytics Javascript code. There is no browser involved and you […]

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ColdFusion, URLEncoding and RFC 3986

On November 19, 2011, in ColdFusion, by Anuj Gakhar

ColdFusion has an inbuilt function for encoding URL vars. URLEncodedFormat – which does the job well, but it does not follow the RFC 3986 , the Internet standards document that describes the encoding of URLs, very strictly. This does not cause problems 98% of the times but I recently found out while working with some […]

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Amazon Simple Email Service API ColdFusion Wrapper

On November 17, 2011, in ColdFusion, AWS, by Anuj Gakhar

Amazon Simple Email Service is one of the services provided by Amazon Web Services. Directly quoting from their website :- Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is a highly scalable and cost-effective bulk and transactional email-sending service for businesses and developers. Amazon SES eliminates the complexity and expense of building an in-house email solution or […]

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PandaStream API ColdFusion Wrapper

On November 11, 2011, in ColdFusion, Railo, by Anuj Gakhar

In my recent project, one of my tasks is to encode videos in multiple formats. And we decided to use PandaStream for the job. PandaStream is a flexible and highly scalable cloud video encoding API. Here is en entire list of their supported file formats. They seem to have a fairly decent REST API, which […]

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How I got started in ColdFusion

On August 2, 2011, in ColdFusion, by Anuj Gakhar

After a really long time, I spent some time this week on reading some of the blogs I used to read on a regular basis. And one thing I noticed is a series of “How I got started in ColdFusion” posts by most of the CFers. So here is my go at it :- It […]

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Railo, Apache and Flash Remoting on Ubuntu

On January 10, 2011, in ColdFusion, Flex, Railo, by Anuj Gakhar

Having spent some time getting Flash Remoting to work on my Ubuntu Server running Railo/Apache/Tomcat – I thought this deserves a blog post, for sure. So, to give you an idea of the environment – I’ve got a Ubuntu 10.04 server running Railo 3.2 with Tomcat 6 as the Java container. And on top of […]

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ColdFusion error “Unable to create temporary file”

On November 9, 2010, in ColdFusion, by Anuj Gakhar

While working on a project last night, I had to do some image resizing on user upload, ie a user uploads his picture and the system had to keep the original and resize the image to 2 other sizes as well and save them on-disk. With ColdFusion, this surely sounds just a few lines of […]

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Getting UK GeoCode Data with YQL and ColdFusion

On July 16, 2010, in ColdFusion, by Anuj Gakhar

I stumbled across YQL today and although I had heard about it in the past, today was the first time, I actually sat down and read the documentation and went through some of the example apps. I am amazed at how powerful it is and am just imagining the wonderful applications that can be built […]

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Sorting XML with XSLT and ColdFusion

On June 28, 2010, in ColdFusion, by Anuj Gakhar

I came across a requirement today, where I had to sort a XML file by one of the attributes in one of its child nodes. I did some searching and came across these excellent posts by Ben Nadel.  Obviously, that gave me some headstart and it was clear that XSLT was the way to go.  […]

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