Adobe ColdFusion at Lenox

People are cooking and eating at home more often for their health and for the fun of it, which is good news for Lenox Corporation. The luxury tableware and gift maker is taking advantage of the shift in preferences by upgrading its technologies to target younger audiences who do much of their shopping online.

 

Implementing Adobe ColdFusion Enterprise lets Lenox update apps it has built over the past 19 years and create new apps that enhance e-commerce capabilities. For instance, the company is converting external ColdFusion applications, such as its B2B and supply chain websites, and internal applications including business intelligence tools and its employee intranet.

 

As my developers convert applications, they find new features in Adobe ColdFusion that accelerate and simplify processes,” says Betty Jeitner, Senior Director IT Applications, Lenox Corporation. “At this point, we have yet to discover everything we can do.”

 

Currently, three developers support ColdFusion rapid application development, long-term usage, and system stability. Once they migrate ColdFusion to new hardware, the team will also integrate it with mission-critical software, including Lenox’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.  https://adobe.ly/2lumwF7

Scalable and Affordable Performance Coaching

Leadership coaching and development can benefit leaders at any level, helping employees contribute more effectively to an organization and improve the work environment as a whole. However, coaching has traditionally been a costly endeavor only open to employees at the highest level.

Skyline Group International approaches leadership differently. Using technology, Skyline provides high-quality, personalized coaching that is both scalable and affordable. Skyline’s Coaching for Excellence (C4X) platform provides flexible one-to-one coaching anytime, anywhere through online access.

Each C4X program is a 16-week process that combines online meetings with coaches and independent study using C4X online resources, which include videos, white papers, and articles. HR managers can monitor progress via C4X’s real-time dashboard. Mobile capabilities allow clients, leaders, coaches, and HR managers to access C4X functionality from any device.

When Skyline was developing its first iteration of C4X, it evaluated multiple development platforms. It selected Adobe ColdFusion for its rapid programming capabilities, enterprise security, and “battle-tested” technology.

From a single set of schematics, the first C4X application was deployed within 12 weeks using Adobe ColdFusion,” says Milo Sindell, President of C4X Product Development at Skyline Group, Inc. “It’s now grown to four products with dozens features, multiple administration areas, reporting capabilities, and a user interface that continually evolves with client needs.”

Developers enhanced ColdFusion capabilities by integrating with external services, such as SendGrid for email and Java-based libraries, and supporting systems such as Sublime Text and CodeKit. The built-in PDF rendering engine and custom fonts in ColdFusion allow HR managers to generate visually appealing reports.

“Skyline is continually evolving C4X to meet the needs of our customers,” says Stacy Shamberger, Executive Vice President of People and Revenue at Skyline Group, Inc. “We see Adobe ColdFusion supporting that growth for years to come.”   https://adobe.ly/2gmPstr

ColdFusion Summit 2017 Early bird price extended till September 15th!

We have had a lot of requests for extension of the early bird pricing for CF Summit to get them some more time for registration. So we’ve extended the $349 early bird rate until Friday, September 15th to give everyone a chance to register under the discount rate.

This year we have more than 40 sessions across 4 tracks with talks from our community leaders and CF Engineering team. The pre-conference sessions on November 15th would have three topics to choose from.

For further details please visit the website at https://cfsummit.adobeevents.com/

Adobe ColdFusion Developer Week :: July 31st – Aug 4th

We are pleased to bring you ColdFusion Developer Week once again this year from 31st July – 4th August with some great topics. ColdFusion Developer week is a full week of completely FREE webinars (2-a-day) put on by the Adobe team. Register Now at https://cfdevweek.meetus.adobeevents.com/.

We got some great topics from what is planned for the future versions, REST, API manager, Language changes and much more. All the sessions would be held remotely and the recordings would be available later in case you couldn’t make it at the scheduled time. Please try to attend the live sessions as it would be more engaging and you would be able to talk directly to the developers who worked on the features.

The session timings would be 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday

Schedule and Topics:

Monday, July 31, 2017 9:00 – 10:00 am The now and the next of Adobe ColdFusion
12:00 – 1:00 pm API Economy: Realizing The Business Value of APIs Through Adobe API Management
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:00 – 10:00 am Design of Rest API and Rest in ColdFusion
12:00 – 1:00 pm Upgrade to ColdFusion 2016
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 9:00 – 10:00 am Finding security vulnerabilities in your code base using security analyzer
12:00 – 1:00 pm Load Balancing, Scalability and Failover with ColdFusion Clustering
Thursday, August 3, 2017 9:00 – 10:00 am PDF enhancements in ColdFusion 2016
12:00 – 1:00 pm Language enhancements in ColdFusion 2016
Friday, August 4, 2017 9:00 – 10:00 am Scale with ColdFusion 2016

 

Register Now!

ColdFusion 2016 API Manager Update 1 released

Update 1 for ColdFusion 2016 API Manager was released on 9th June 2017.

It introduces new features such as a JavaScript connector for configuring User Store, a new Token-based authentication support and packages enhancements like additional Swagger import options and logging for API request and response.

It also fixes several bugs in security, publisher portal and server core and workflows related to SOAP proxy, Swagger and SOAP to REST. For further details on the new features, the installation instructions and the manual download link refer this technote. For the list of bugs fixed with this update refer this webpage.

To be able to apply this update, ensure that you are using an API Manager installation from the latest API Manager installer. The installer was refreshed on Dec 13, 2016. An API Manager installation that has been installed with the new installer would be on build no. 301768.

Post update installation, the build for the API Manager should change to ColdFusion API Manager 2016,0,1,302960. You can validate this by using the apimanagerinfo (.sh/.bat) utility in <CFAPIM_root>/bin directory.

Update 4 for ColdFusion Builder 2016 released

ColdFusion Builder 2016 Update 4 is now available for download.

The update adds support for ColdFusion Builder plugin installation on Eclipse Neon and fixes 22 other bugs.  
The bugs fixed are in areas such as Editor (Dictionary, Code Colorization, Code Folding), Security Code Analyzer and  RDS support. 

For instructions on how to download and install the update, refer this technote.
For the list of bugs fixed with this update, refer this technote.

To access the update directly from the ColdFusion Builder GUI, ensure that it it configured with one of the following URLs depending on the CF Builder variant in use :

Stand-alone installation of ColdFusion BuilderClick here!

Plug-in installation of ColdFusion Builder: Click here!

If you need to download the update and apply it manually, you can access the update at:
Stand-alone Update:
Click here! 
Plugin Update:
Click here! 

ColdFusion 2016 : Support for Windows Server 2016

We have updated the Windows 64-bit installer for ColdFusion 2016, to support Microsoft Windows Server 2016. The Add-on services installer and the .NET service installer for ColdFusion 2016 have also been refreshed.
You can access the server installer by clicking on the "free trial" or the "buy now" link in the ColdFusion product page at Adobe.com. You may download the aforementioned additional installers at the ColdFusion support page

The ColdFusion 2016 support matrix would be updated soon to reflect the support for the new platform.

The refreshed installer comes with the Update 3 baked-in. After installing the server, you may bring it up to the current update level, by installing Update 4. You can follow the instructions at this technote to download and install Update 4. If you need any help with installing ColdFusion server you may refer the installation instructions at this technote.

The installers for ColdFusion Builder 2016 and ColdFusion API Manager would soon be refreshed to support Windows Server 2016.

ColdFusion 2016 Update 4, ColdFusion 11 Update 12 and ColdFusion 10 Update 23 released

This post is to announce the release of the following ColdFusion updates:

ColdFusion 2016 Update 4

ColdFusion 2016 Update 4 upgrades Tomcat to version 8.5.11.0 and fixes 115 bugs (including 52 external bugs) in areas such as Security, Language, Charting and Performance. This update also addresses vulnerabilities mentioned in the security bulletin APSB17-14.  For details and instructions on how to apply this update refer this technote.

ColdFusion 11 Update 12

ColdFusion 11 Update 12 upgrades Tomcat to version 7.0.75. It also addresses vulnerabilities mentioned in the security bulletin APSB17-14 and fixes 59 bugs (including 28 external bugs) related to areas such as AJAX, Charting and Language. For details and instructions on how to apply this update refer this technote.

ColdFusion 10 Update 23

ColdFusion 10 Update 23 upgrades Tomcat version to 7.0.75. This update addresses vulnerabilities mentioned in the security bulletin APSB17-14 and includes a total of 17 bug fixes (including 7 external bugs) related to Language, Charting, Scheduler, Document Management and certain other areas. For details and instructions on how to apply this update refer this technote.

The build number after applying thse updates should be:

2106,0,4,302561 for ColdFusion 2016;
11,0,12,302575 for ColdFusion 11.
10,0,23,302580 for ColdFusion 10.

Note:

  • Support for Windows Server 2016 will be introduced with the refreshed full ColdFusion 2016 server installer which will be made available shortly. Update: The new installer is now available, as of Apr 28.
  • The core support for ColdFusion 10 effectively ends on May 16, 2017. It will, therefore, receive no further updates. For detailed support timelines, see this EOL matrix.

 

 

Keeping Group Activities Organized

Just about anyone who’s coordinated snacks for group activity knows what it’s like to see participants either show up with nothing or a lot of the same thing. Such snafus prompted the founders of SignUpGenius to create a better way to organize events. The site www.signupgenius.com offers sign-up creation, group messaging, and administrative tools for free, and a premium version also includes reporting, automation, and advanced admin features.

“The site’s simple and powerful online sign-up forms replace paper sign-up sheets and reply-all emails for hassle-free event coordination,” says Jad Talbert, Vice President of Architecture at SignUpGenius. “With Adobe ColdFusion and a small development team, we build easy-to-use products that help users simplify their busy schedules.”

Since it was launched in 2008, SignUpGenius has added features and improved application performance with Adobe ColdFusion to support processing large volumes of simultaneous sign-ups per second, sending millions of reminder emails per month, and processing large reports for users in real time Besides helping the company’s team of eight full-time developers update features quickly, Adobe ColdFusion supports scalable business flexibility. 

A multi-instance deployment lets SignUpGenius triple online traffic to each of its servers, which makes it easier for the company to handle busy times and keep applications running smoothly for users. The company is also evaluating the new ColdFusion feature that allows session sharing across servers to improve load balancing. https://adobe.ly/2neByxy