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Thursday, February 23, 2006

JRE and Coldfusion

Some useful reference stuff here for those having issues with the Java Runtime Environment and coldfusion.

Using CFBufferedReader in ColdFusion

Using CFBufferedReader in ColdFusion: "Following is an example of how to read in large files (several Megs) into ColdFusion and parse them as needed.

CFBufferedReader works exactly like, but adds an isEOF() method to indicate whether the last call to readLine detected the end of the file.

To use CFBufferedReader place the .class file in your ColdFusion classpath (and restart). The original code is from Daryl Banttari (Macromedia), but does not look activly developed, so I am reposting it here and will be happy to make any suggested modifications."

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

ImageCFC Home Page at the Coldfusion Open Source Blog

ImageCFC is amongst the many useful open source cold fusion code available at

Monday, February 13, 2006

TPCI - TIOBE Programming Community Index

The February Tiobe Programming Community index is out. Last month's showed ColdFusion at 16 and this month it is at 18. This does NOT appear to be because CF's popularity is dropping (last Feb CF was at #30), but rather there are a couple other languages that are a bit more popular right now. What I don't get is Visual FoxPro. It is #16 for Feb...are there really that many people out there using it? If so, why? It's also interesting to note that C, PHP, Perl, and Python are all decreasing. Java is still #1, while VB and C# show continued growth.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 "So, you're trying to execute a DTS package from your favorite scripting language, and you just haven't found an easy way to do it. Althought there are several ways to tackle the problem, I wanted to solve the problem without having to use command line tools. Seems like Microsoft would have provided an easy way to do this via a stored procedure, but they didn't. Fortunately some kind soul was nice enough to release a couple of stored procedures which provide the functionality Microsoft should have included with SQL 7/2000."