Entries Tagged as “web application development”

Setting up ColdFusion Builder 3 with a remote server

January 01, 2015 / Anit Kumar Panda

  Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3 | Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion 11 | Adobe ColdFusion Builder | CFBuilder | ColdFusion | web application development

I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous new year. Here comes the first blog post for the year 2015 for ColdFusion Buider 3. One of the user came across Mobile Application Development Contest blog and was further trying to develop an application using ColdFusion Builder 3. He wasn’t able to setup a connection between ColdFusion 11 and ColdFusion Builder 3.  They were trying to create a “Remote Server” connection between ColdFusion Builder 3 and ColdFusion 11, installed on separate servers (distributed setup). 

Here are the steps that will help you setup a remote host with ColdFusion Builder:-

1.     Launch ColdFusion Builder 3 and choose your workspace.

2.     Right-click on the “CF Servers” view and select Add Server

3.    Select “New server configuration” and click “OK”. You can choose “Import configurations from RDS server”, in case you have RDS server setup already and want to use existing server information.

CF Server

4.     If you can’t locate the CF Servers, then, follow the screenshot below, to enable it.

CF Server alternate

Refer to Add a remote server and fill in the details for your server.

5.     General Settings

a)     Server Name: ColdFusion server name.

b)     Description: (optional) Description of the server.

c)     Application Server: Select the drop-down list and select CF+ Tomcat Bundle (for CF10/CF11)

d)     Host Name: Name of the remote server host.

e)     Select: Is Remote.

Note: When you enter a Host Name other than localhost or 127.0.0.1, Is Remote is automatically selected.

f)     Webserver Port: Specify the port number of the remote ColdFusion server instance you are configuring. You can refer server.xml for the same at \ColdFusion11\cfusion\runtime\conf\.

g)     RDS User Name: (optional) if you are using RDS, specify the RDS user name.

h)      RDS Password: (optional) Specify the RDS password.

General Settings

Click Next to move to the next screen.

6.     Remote Server Settings

a)     User Name: Specify the CF Admin username.

b)     Password: Specify the CF Admin password.

Remote Server Settings

Click Next to move to the next screen.

7.     Install Extensions

Select Install Extensions to install the extensions that are packaged with ColdFusion Builder.

a)     Browse and select the ColdFusion web root location.

b)     Browse and select the ColdFusion web root location on the remote ColdFusion server.

c)     Browse to a location within the web root to install the extensions. The extensions are installed in the Extensions directory within the selected location.

Install Extensions

8.    Click Finish to add the remote ColdFusion server instance. You can right-click on the remote server and access the ColdFusion Administrator of the remote server.

Launch CF Admin

This blog post talks about, the minimal settings required to setup a remote server for CF Builder. You can skip the Install Extensions section as well.

Note: - While configuring the remote server in CF Builder, ensure that, you are able to access/ping the remote ColdFusion server outside builder. You can probably, access the remote CF Admin in the browser, for e.g. http://ip:port/CFIDE/Administrator/index.cfm and ensure connectivity.

 

 


Public Beta for ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder is now available!

February 19, 2014 / Rakshith Naresh

  Performance | Thunder | Adobe ColdFusion | Mobile | productivity | Rapid Application Development | Splendor | web application development | web application security

In case you haven't already noticed,the public beta for the major version of ColdFusion codenamed Splendor and for the next major version of ColdFusion Builder Thunder is now available.

Here is where you can get access to the public beta for both the products on Adobe Labs - http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/coldfusion/

You can quickly go over what's new in ColdFusion Splendor here. There are also a couple of videos on the video tab that gives you a quick introduction to what's new in ColdFusion. The link for the documentation home page is at - https://wikidocs.adobe.com/wiki/display/coldfusionen/Home

There are lots of new features and enhancements in Splendor and in Thunder. We look forward to hearing your feedback during the public beta.

 

 

 

 


trycf.com - Excellent learning initiative for ColdFusion

December 23, 2013 / Rakshith Naresh

  Adobe ColdFusion | Announcements | web application development | web application security

trycf.com is a new learning initiative by Abram Adams. The idea of the portal is to offer tutorials for new or beginner level ColdFusion developers with interactive tutorials using which you can type in CFML code on the browser and see the results live! This is a great way to quickly learn the CFML programming without having to download ColdFusion. 

What's more, Abram Adams also has a contest running right now where the you, the ColdFusion community, can help take this initiative to the next levels by submitting tutorials that thousands of other developers can use to learn. The process of submitting the turorials for the contest is simple and is outlined here. The top entry in the contest will receive $300 and every valid entry will receive a copy of ColdFusion Builder! Submit your turotials now!

learncfinaweek.com, again a community driven initiative, is already a popular resource for learning the basics of ColdFusion in just a week's time. I am confident that trycf.com too will turn out to be an excellent learning resource for CF developers.

 

 


ColdFusion case study: ITRX Corp.

November 04, 2013 / Rakshith Naresh

  Administrator | Adobe ColdFusion 10 | web application | web application development | web application security

One of the world’s leading open-source research websites was experiencing performance issues because increasing volumes of data were taxing the system’s available memory. To solve the problem, the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) called on ITX Corp., an IT solutions provider. ITX rebuilt the site using Adobe ColdFusion, which helped eliminate memory problems, cut development times through the reuse of modularized code, and streamline SSRN’s web technology infrastructure.

 

“Not only did the upgrade to 64-bit Adobe Cold Fusion help stop server crashes, it also helped reduce the number of servers SSRN needs to run its site,” says Fernando D’Agostino, lead architect at ITX. “Previously, SSRN had 14 servers. Now it has 8, which reduces costs associated with server purchases, maintenance, and support.”  http://adobe.ly/19XDRHf


Thank you for making CFSummit 2013 a success!

October 30, 2013 / Rakshith Naresh

  Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion 10 | CF Summit | web application development | web application security

I thank each of the 503 attendees for the overwhelming response and great feedback for the first ever ColdFusion conference from Adobe. The positive feedback post the conference on social media – Twitter, Facebook and the blogs has been really encouraging. We have also made note of some of the improvements that have been suggested and will work on those for a better CFSummit next year.

The conference would not have been successful without the efforts from all the speakers. We had more than 1500 session surveys from the audience and the average session rating was a high 4.3/5 across all sessions. Kudos to each of our speakers!

A great line up of speakers and sessions was possible only because of the Content Committee. Thanks to Tim Cunningham, Dan Wilson and Jason Dean for helping us in the Content committee.

And finally, thanks to all the Adobe staff that ensured the event was successful.

CFSummit also gave Adobe an opportunity to showcase both the current and future of the product and receive valuable feedback from the community. We have responded to the feedback about lack of ColdFusion developers with two initiatives that can help increase the number of ColdFusion developers. One is the introduction of new curriculum to promote ColdFusion in education and the other is re-energizing ColdFusion User Groups.

We now have a new “Introduction to Web Application Development” curriculum available to be taught across various colleges and universities. Three colleges have already adopted the curriculum and many more will adopt during the upcoming Spring semester. Anyone from the ColdFusion community, who helps us in getting leads or contacts to colleges/universities eventually leading to a successful adoption of the curriculum at one of those colleges/universities, will win an iPad from Adobe for their contribution! Do reach out to me via email if you are keen on helping us with the contacts. Email: rakshith@adobe.com.

The number of active ColdFusion User Groups has also increased from 22 earlier this year to more than 70 now. We will continue to make progress here. If you have any issues related to User Groups, including starting a new ColdFusion User Group, reach out to Kishore Balakrishnan, Product Marketing Manager for ColdFusion. Email: kishore@adobe.com.

These initiatives take time before it begins to make a significant impact. We at Adobe are aware of this and are willing to be patient to see these initiatives contributing to the future of ColdFusion. On a related note, it was heartening to see quite a lot of new CF developers at the conference.

We are very pleased with the outcome of CFSummit2013 and are looking forward to seeing you all again at CFSummit 2014.

Until then, continue to rock with ColdFusion!


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