Thursday, July 23, 2009

Search Engine Death Match (Pt. 3) MPLS CFUG

I'll be speaking to the Minneapolis/St. Paul ColdFusion User Group (CFUG) on Aug. 6, 2009 about the Solr Integration in ColdFusion 9 (Centaur Beta). If you're in the area we'd love to see you, session starts at 6:30 - more information at

Search Engine Death Match: Solr (Luncene) vs. Verity

Search is King.
See how the 2 engines that ship with ColdFusion 9 stack up.
Learn more about the newly integrated Solr (based on Java Lucene) engine and how it stacks up against Verity.
Listen to real world stories about Solr's performance in a large scale Enterprise application.
Preview the features of Solr in Centaur Beta and determine if you're company could benefit from a better, more scalable, more reliable search solution.

Here is a preview of the session (pdf).

Hope you see you there!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

cf_PropertyInspector Bolt Extension Released!

Version 1 of the cf_PropertyInspector ColdFusion Builder/Bolt Extension for your IDE has been released on riaforge (pending).

Features Include:
For ease of Flex Integration, CFProperty tags are needed to have your methods available to ActionScript classes. Also complex webservices need this metadata defined for them. With existing components already created, having to go back in and add in all these cfproperty tags for all your 'accessors' is a pain. How about just right clicking -> 'Inspect CFC' and be done with it?? Best used if components exist under your webroot.

- Searching subdirectories
- Alpha sorting properties
- Wverwriting/keeping existing properties
- Lower case properties
- Exclusion of Methods (i.e getInstance, getBinaryNull etc)

Version 2 of this application will include the following:
- Backups of cfc's before modification
- Fine Tune properties before wizard completes
- Mapping support if your components are not located under your webroot.

ColdFusion 8+
ColdFusion Builder (Beta 2+) Build: 240677

Download NOW Available on riaforge.

Final Result!