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Blog posts made in June 2007
30Jun
2007
ColdFusion Positions In VA And NC

Two positions to post this week:

  • Council for Logistics Research, Inc (Arlington, VA) is looking for an experienced web developer with 3-5 years of ColdFusion experience, 1-2 years of experience with an MVC framework, and 3-5 years experience working with SQL as the back-end for web applications. Requirements also include BA/BS with 3-5 years of relevant experience, AA with 6 years of relevant experience, or 8 years of relevant experience. Contact HR@clrexec.com with the phrase "Web Developer" in the subject line.
  • The Department of Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Carolina (Charlotte, NC) is looking for a junior Microsoft SQL 2000 database administrator with 2-3 years of experience to join our team. Candidate must also have experience with ColdFusion. This is a state government position (#10554) and you must apply online by July 6, 2007. Please contact Peter Thorsett for details and the link to the University's online job system.

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29Jun
2007
Rahul Posts More On CF And JMS

Yesterday I mentioned Rahul Narula's post on ColdFusion and JMS. Rahul has now posted a follow-up entry with a well explained example showing how to use ColdFusion to send messages to JMS queue.

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28Jun
2007
No iPhone For Me

Lots of folks will be trying to lay their hands on an iPhone tomorrow. And as impressive as the phone looks (and there really seems to be lots to like about it), I am not getting one. What killed it for me was the decision to tie it to the older slower speed data networks instead of Cingular's 3G network. I use my phone extensively for web browsing and other forms of data transfer, and now that Cingular has rolled out their 3G network to the point that I am really appreciating the benefits of it, I am not going back to a slow speed data network, no way. I assume that Apple/Cingular made the decision because of battery life concerns, 3G network access really drains battery power. But still, A) make that a user choice then (allow users to turn 3G on and off as needed), B) allow users to carry spare batteries. So, nope, no 3G means no iPhone for me.

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28Jun
2007
Hot Banana On ColdFusion 8

Hot Banana has announced that their CMS has been tested and is "100 percent compliant with Adobe ColdFusion 8, which means it can take full advantage of all the features and functional benefits of the new, soon-to-be-released ColdFusion 8 server platform".

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28Jun
2007
Rahul Narula On ColdFusion's JMS Gateway

Rahul Narula has posted useful notes on working with the ColdFusion JMS gateway.

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27Jun
2007
ColdFusion 8 Performance Numbers

ColdFusion 8 is fast, really fast, and in the CFUnited keynote this morning I presented some actual numbers (all reported as requests per second, the higher the number the more load the server can handle):

  • Structure manipulation: CF6.1=99, CF7=101, CF8=200. In other words, CF8 manipulated structures twice as fast as CF6 and 7.
  • List manipulation: CF6.1=33.6, CF7=34.4, CF8=103.4. CF8 list manipulation is over three times faster than that of CF6 and 7.
  • CFSWITCH/CFCASE: CF6.1=66.2, CF7=88.9, CF8=244.4. CF8 is three times faster than CF7.
  • CFPARAM: CF6.1=8.9, CF7=9.6, CF8=341.4. Yep, thirty five times as fast!
  • Date functions: CF6.1=230, CF7=251, CF8=1423. About six times faster in CF8.
  • RegEx functions: CF6.1=390, CF7=392, CF8=987. Over double the speed in CF8.
  • IsDefined(): CF6.1=136, CF7=611, CF8=1243. Double as fast as CF7, and nearly ten times the speed of CF6.
  • CFC creation: CF6.1=9.7, CF7=3, CF8=69.4. Yep, performance here took a hit in CF7, but it's more than made up for in CF8.
Of course, in the real world you need to test whole applications, and not just specific language elements. So:
  • BlogCFC: CF6.1=271, CF7=255, CF8=355. About a 30% performance gain.
  • Adobe.com store: CF6.1=275, CF7=290, CF8=435. 30% performance gain there too.

In general we are expecting an average of 30%-40% performance gain across all application. And we have seen some apps where the gain is double and even triple performance.

Oh, and all of these tests were performed using CF6 and CF7 CFML, no new CF8 stuff. When those are added to the mix CF8 apps will run even quicker.

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26Jun
2007
At CFUnited

I just arrived at the CFUnited conference venue. It's hard to believe it's been a year sine we were last here, amazing. OK, so let's see ... a keynote for tomorrow morning, that's what we need ... hummm, what to talk about ... ;-)

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26Jun
2007
MAX Session List Posted

The complete MAX session list has been posted. There are 27 sessions on ColdFusion this year, including a 3.5 hour boot camp event.

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25Jun
2007
The Dreamweaver Team Is Blogging

Title says it all, the Dreamweaver team blog is online.

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25Jun
2007
CFQuickDocs Updated For CF8

Jake Munson has updated his CFQuickDocs to include ColdFusion 8 tags and functions (and even the new CF8 Ajax JavaScript objects).

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