Entries Tagged as “Mobile”
Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3 | Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion 11 | Adobe ColdFusion Builder | Mobile
Following two articles on CFMobile are now live on Adobe DevNet site -
- Build your first mobile app with ColdFusion 11
- Overview: Mobile application development with ColdFusion 11
Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3 | Adobe ColdFusion 11 | ColdFusion 11 | Language enhancements | Mobile | PDF Generation
We are excited to announce that the next versions of ColdFusion Server and ColdFusion Builder are now live and available.
Thanks to everyone from the ColdFusion community who has contributed to this release in terms of constant feedback and support.
Here are some of the highlights of ColdFusion 11 and ColdFusion Builder 3:
Mobile Application Development Workflow
ColdFusion 11 along with ColdFusion Builder 3 gives you a unique end-to-end workflow for mobile application development addressing the challenges associated with building, testing, debugging and deploying enterprise class mobile applications - both web based as well as installed mobile apps.
While there are a range of enhancements made to the language, some of the features that can be called out are full CFSCRIPT support, support for Member Functions and JSON enhancements.
ColdFusion 11 now leverages a new engine for HTML to PDF conversion that does an almost perfect job of converting most HTML/CSS to its corresponding PDFs pixel-to-pixel. Along with the new engine, CFPDF has additional functionality to support digital signatures and archiving PDFs.
ColdFusion 11 has a built-in mechanism to prevent access of Administrator or its components from external access. ColdFusion 11 has additional built-in functions to prevent XSS, thus allowing concurrent logins through CFLOGIN. ColdFusion also supports mail encryption through CFMAIL.
For a more detailed overview of what’s new in ColdFusion 11, take a look at this link from the documentation.
ColdFusion Builder 3 bundled with ColdFusion 11
ColdFusion 11 Standard and ColdFusion 11 Enterprise is bundled with copy (ies) of ColdFusion Builder 3. With one copy of ColdFusion Standard, you get one license of ColdFusion Builder 3 and with one copy of ColdFusion Enterprise, you get three copies of ColdFusion Builder 3.
Java 7 Update 55
As you may be aware, Java has come up with an update (Java 7 Update 55) with critical security fixes. This update was released on 15th of April. ColdFusion 11, ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion 9 have already been certified on Java 7 Update 55.
For ColdFusion 11, all attempts were made to include this update as part of the final CF11 installers though this was very close to our launch date. We ran into an issue with the installer with a third-party platform used by ColdFusion, on Java 7 Update 55. We have escalated this issue with the vendor and are working with them for a fix. For now, the Java version bundled with the final installers of ColdFusion 11 is Java 7 Update 51.
But we fully understand the importance of Java 7 Update 55 and want to assure the ColdFusion community that we are committed to fixing this issue. We are also planning to replace all the ColdFusion 11 installers to include Java 7 Update 55 as soon as we are able to obtain a fix from the vendor.
However, as always you can use Java 7 Update 55 with ColdFusion 11, ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion 9 by pointing to an external Java location.
Linux support for the new PDF Engine
The Linux support for the new PDF engine in ColdFusion 11 will be available through an update within the next few weeks.
Availability of installers for CF10 and CFB 2.0.1
ColdFusion 10 installers and ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 installers will only be available for download on adobe.com for a limited time – till the 14th of May, 2014. If you need these installers for later use, then please download them before the 14th of May, 2014.
Adobe ColdFusion | ColdFusion | Mobile | Splendor
- CFMoibleEpenseTracker using Bootstrap . Blog article.
- CFMobileExpenseTracker using JQueryMobile. Blog article.
I wanted to create the same application using AngularJS. It had been on my 'to learn' list for sometime now. So I spent the last weekend learning it. If you already know concepts of MVC and Dependency Injection, then understanding AngularJS is not difficult. The well documented tutorials also helped.
I decided to re-write CFMobileExpenseTracker using AngularJS and JQueryMobile. Since AngularJS provides very easy way to manipulate DOM, you really don't need JQuery. But I had to include it in the application anyway because JQueryMobile depends on it. I also used JQuery for basic event handling.
Earlier in my application I had used client side custom tag (expenseList.cfm) to display expense items by calling JQuery APIs to modify DOM and update UI. I could get rid of this custom tag entirely after using AngularJS, because of templating features and automatic synchronisation between model and view provided by Angular JS.
Here are the screen shots of the application -
Though I said that I re-wrote the application, it was not a complete re-write. I could reuse CFCs and made small modifications to index_include.cfm. I added a new JS file (angular_app.js) to crate AngularJS application and controllers -
Adobe ColdFusion | ColdFusion 11 | Mobile | Splendor
I have seen some confusion when it comes to using invokeCFClientFunction. I have been asked this question a few times, more recently on LinkedIn, so I thought explaining it in a blog post might be a good idea.
cfclient also makes calling asynchronous functions of PhoneGap easy by providing synchronous access to them. All device APIs are asynchronous in nature, but in cfclient block you call then as synchronous functions and ColdFusion translates them to asynchronous PhoneGap functions. All function starting with 'cfclient.', e.g. cfclient.camera.getPicture(), are asynchronous. In addition to device APIs, data access function, executeQuery and tag, cfquery, are also asynchronous in cfclient.
Thunder | Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion Builder | e-seminar | Mobile | Splendor
I presented an e-seminar, Everything about Mobile Application Development, on 10th April. Some of the attendees had asked me to share the presentation and source code of the application. So here are the links
- Shell apps
- Xcode - iOS Dev Center
- Android SDK - (if you want Android Emulator)
CFMobile related Blogs
- Simplify Mobile Application Development Using ColdFusion
- Creating database mobile application with ColdFusion Splendor
- CFMobile Example – Taking picture and uploading to ColdFusion server
- CFMobile Example – Using Geolocation APIs in ColdFusion Splendor
- CFClient – Understanding Battery Events
- CFMobile Example – Record and playback audio using ColdFusion Splendor
- Why does cfclient file upload API take callback functions?
- CFMobile Example – Accessing remote data from mobile application
- CFMobile - How to display CF query data returned from remote CFC
- New CF Mobile Project - Templates
- ColdFusion Thunder – It’s all new IDE
CFMobile related Videos
- ColdFusion Mobile Workflow in ColdFusion Splendor
- Getting Started With ColdFusion Mobile in Splendor
(shorter version of the first video – does not contain debug and inspect workflow)