Adobe ColdFusion Government Summit Washington, D.C. March 9th

January 29, 2016 / Elishia Dvorak

We're excited to bring you Adobe ColdFusion Government Summit, a one-day conference happening in Washington, D.C. on March 9th.

The conference is FREE to attend, just register at the link provided below.  I need to warn that space is very limited at 50 attendees, so please register now and pass the information along to anyone in the D.C. area.

We will have the product team available, including executive leadership, to bring you information on Adobe ColdFusion 2016 - the newest version which will be released in the first half of this year.  We'll also have a few sessions from experts in the community on security and development topics.

 

Register Here:  http://events.carahsoft.com/event-detail/4658/adobe/register/

 

Details

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Registration: Begins at 8:00am

Event Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Location: Washington Hilton
                  1919 Connecticut Ave. NW
                   Washington, DC 20009

Cost:
 Complimentary

*Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Agenda

 

8:30am – 9:00am

 

Breakfast

 

9:00am – 9:50am

 

Adobe ColdFusion Welcome Keynote

 

10:00am – 10:50am

 

New Features in ColdFusion 2016

 

11:00am – 11:50am

 

Security Enhancements in ColdFusion 2016

 

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

Lunch

 

1:00pm – 1:50pm

 

ColdFusion PDF Capabilities

 

2:00pm – 2:50pm

 

Caching and Performance Enhancements

 

3:00pm – 3:50pm

 

ColdFusion Features for Modern Coding

 

3:50pm – 4:00pm 

 

Closing Remarks

 

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After 10 years, ForInsite still stands behind Adobe ColdFusion!

January 14, 2016 / Dave Brioux

ForInsite, a professional digital marketing and development firm, has been using ColdFusion for their primary product lines for over 10 years and still going strong.  ForInsite and their CEO strongly believe that CF is best choice for their business and their customers alike!

"We are very excited to start using the new ColdFuson 12 features we saw at the CF Summit 2015 in Vegas. Can't wait for release day!"

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Pre-release for API Management capabilities in ColdFusion Raijin

January 08, 2016 / Rakshith Naresh

Organizations today are unlocking the value of their data, IP and services  by sharing the same with their ecosystem(customers, internal teams, partners, vendors, suppliers etc.) at a furious pace– often over the mobile networks. With Raijin we now add the capability to not just build and share REST/SOAP services easily we will now allow you to manage, monitor, regulate and secure these services easily.

Our research shows, once a API is written, the next questions, that a company or organization has to answer before making the API production ready are:

1. Who do I give access to APIs?

2. How do I control the access to these APIs? For instance how do I restrict the usage of certain APIs to a selected few? Even within an API how do I provide granular control over the methods available in an API?

3. How do I let developers wanting to use my APIs understand the APIs that I have exposed and test them out before writing applications to consume these APIs?

4. How do I monetize the APIs by creating various access plans and associating end developers to a particular plan based on their subscription?

5. How do I track the usage of APIs so that I align backend to the demand and also gain insights to how my end developers are using the APIs?

6. How do I track and manage various versions of the APIs I create?

7. How do I transform my legacy APIs into newer RESTful services with all the best practices associated while still maintaining the usage of the legacy API?

 

With Raijin, we are introducing an API manager that can accomplish all of the above and more.

 

If you are interested in trying out the API manager with the REST or SOAP based APIs that you have, then please reach out to us at CFPrerelease@adobe.com so that we can add you the pre-release for API manager component in Raijin.

We look forward to your participation.

 

 

 

 


Application deployed on Network/Remote Path - Identifying Network Latency - Improve Performance

November 19, 2015 / Krishna Reddy

Many a time, ColdFusion application code is deployed on a network path when your ColdFusion deployments are of large-scale and mandated to use network paths.

After setting up the server for the first time, if there is any performance hit, as the first thing you would want to cross-check few things. One of the things to determine is if there is any network latency.

Though you would have got same network within your organization same as earlier, your OS version also would have changed.

 

Follow the steps below to see if the performance hit is due to network latency-

When the server is under moderate or full load(with at least 8-10 requests under process), take 2 or 3 thread dumps with 30 seconds interval.

It is not appropriate to take thread dump when the server has negligible load and anlyze that as there may not be any in-process requests.

If you are not sure how to take thread dump, you can simply follow the following blog.

( Taking Thread Dumps From ColdFusion Server Programmatically )

Open the thread dump file:

Under moderate or full load server conditions, if you see more than 5-8% of running ColdFusion threads containing “WinNTFileSystem” in the thread’s stack trace --> It means that there is lot of time being spent in trying to resolve the application file paths.

Following are the sample threads having WinNTFileSystem in its dump.

"ajp-bio-8014-exec-6861" Id=13898 in RUNNABLE
 java.lang.Thread.State: RUNNABLE
 prio=5 blockedtime=28963 blockedcount=6819 waitedtime=421762 waitedcount=115
    at java.io.WinNTFileSystem.getBooleanAttributes(Native Method)
    at java.io.File.isFile(File.java:876)


"ajp-bio-8014-exec-6861" Id=13898 in RUNNABLE (running in native)
 java.lang.Thread.State: RUNNABLE
 prio=5 blockedtime=28961 blockedcount=6814 waitedtime=421762 waitedcount=115
    at java.io.WinNTFileSystem.canonicalize0(Native Method)
    at java.io.Win32FileSystem.canonicalize(Win32FileSystem.java:414)
    at java.io.File.getCanonicalPath(File.java:618)


(Note: ColdFusion threads can be identified by the name starting with "ajp-" )

For Example, if there are 50 threads with thread name starting "ajp-bio-" in the thread dump, if you see WinNTFileSystem in more than 2-3 threads, it is the time you start looking at minimizing the network latency.

 

Once you know there is latency, you would want to know how much is the latency when compared to the application existing locally.

Created a very basic network latency test program to validate this.

You can take the jar from here.

And run it from command prompt as follows:

> C:\ColdFusion11\jre\bin\java -jar <Path of NetworkPathsTest.jar> <Network or Local Directory Path >

If the network path (Ex:- \\orgserver\d$) is accessible only to the ColdFusion service user, open command prompt as that user ( runas /user:<cfserviceaccount domainname>\cfserviceusername CMD )

Examples:

Path Arguments can be one or more. More Path arguments is a good measure to see the difference clearly.

C:\ColdFusion11\jre\bin\java -jar C:\ColdFusion11\NetworkPathTest.jar \\orgserver\d$\deploy\cfm\

C:\ColdFusion11\jre\bin\java -jar C:\ColdFusion11\NetworkPathTest.jar \\orgserver\d$\deploy\cfm\ \\orgserver\d$\deploy\cfm\api\

Try the same paths keeping the content same on the local machine and see the time differences.

For the same paths on local and remote, the difference in time should not be exponential.

These tests are to be performed on your ColdFusion server machine.

Once you have validations and found any latencies, it is the time to call for network optimization expertise.

 



ColdFusion 11 Update 7 and ColdFusion 10 Update 18 are now available

November 17, 2015 / Nimit Sharma

This post is to announce the release of new updates for ColdFusion 11 and ColdFusion 10.

ColdFusion 11 Update 7

ColdFusion 11 Update 7 includes support for Windows 10 and OS X 10.11. Tomcat has been upgraded to version 7.0.64. This update addresses a vulnerability mentioned in the security bulletin APSB15-29 and also includes bug fixes related to connector, database, language, caching and certain other areas.

For more details, refer to this article.

ColdFusion 10 Update 18

ColdFusion 10 Update 18 includes support for Windows 10 and OS X 10.11. Tomcat has been upgraded to version 7.0.64. This update addresses a vulnerability mentioned in the security bulletin APSB15-29 and also includes bug fixes related to connector, language, caching and certain other areas.

For more details, refer to this article.

For those who have applied the early access release (pre-release) build of Update 7 or Update 18, follow the steps below to reinstall Update 7 or Update 18, as applicable.

1.     Uninstall Update 7 (PreRelease) or Update 18(PreRelease). 

2.     Reinstate the update URL by clicking on the "Restore Default URL" button in the "Server Updates" section in the ColdFusion administrator.

3.     Switch to the "Available Updates" tab and click on the "Check for Updates" button.

4.     Download and install Update 7 or Update 18.

 


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