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Mach-II Pet Market Article Available Online

If you're interested in seeing how Mach-II compares to some of the other CF frameworks available, you need to check out the latest ColdFusion Developer's Journal. The January issue is focused on frameworks and hits all the major ones, including Mach-II, Model-Glue, Fusebox, ColdSpring, onTap, theHUB, and SAM.I'm highly biased of course, but I find the Mach-II article by Ben Edwards, Hal Helms, and myself particularly compelling. ;-)All the code is also available at (although when I just tried that URL from my office I was sent to a DNS issue), so you can download the sample apps and compare them yourself. This is a great, great learning resource and I highly encourage you to take advantage of it!
If you hit this post earlier and didn't see the link to CFDJ and didn't see Model-Glue in the framework list, my sincerest apologies; I left the closing " off these hyperlinks. I wasn't purposely leaving Model-…

Apache + SSL on Windows (Yes, Windows)

This past week was a pretty frustrating one on numerous levels; just one of those weeks where everything that can possibly go wrong does, and 99% of it was out of my control, which makes it all the more frustrating. Out of these challenges tends to come some experience and maybe even a bit of wisdom, however, so while it's painful while it's a growth experience and forces you to investigate things you might not otherwise have done. (That's my "silver lining" outlook at the end of the week. If I had posted anything on Monday it would have been far less optimistic!)One of the major frustrations I had this week was trying to upgrade CF 5 to CF 7 Enterprise (multi-instance installation) on a Windows 2000 server. Nothing I haven't done numerous times before, but this particular server was the proverbial server from hell. Every single thing that could go wrong did, and since I'm in Dallas and the server's in San Diego, it made it all the more …

Fun With Subversion and Trac

In anticipation of our impending move off ofVisual Source Safe (finally!) I decided to get my SCM of choice, Subversion, up and running on my Linux box (Fedora Core 4) at home. I've used SVN on Windows quite a bit, and have also used an excellent, excellent hosted SVN account at, but since I may well be the one who winds up administering SVN at work, I thought it was high time to dig a bit deeper.I also have just started using Trac over at and decided to install that locally as well. (If you haven't checked it out yet, Trac is seriously cool stuff, and I've barely scratched the surface thus far.) As with all things Linux there's a bit of manual configuration involved, but in general the process of getting SVN and Trac installed was as simple as typin

yum install trac

in a term window. It downloaded all the necessary dependent packages (including SVN itself) and installed them automatically.So at this point I have Trac and SVN "installed,&…

cf.Objective: Be There!

Jared Rypka-Hauer is heading up cf.Objective, and it's shaping up to be a great ColdFusion development conference, particularly if you're into architecture and OO development.Speakers include Hal Helms, Sean Corfield, Joe Rinehart, Simeon Bateman, yours truly, and more. Hotel is cheap, conference is cheap, and the information will be top notch. Plan now to be there!
signed up for email on cfobjective conference link but when I try to enter my password and code that was emailed to me, I just get an error message.
Posted by Bruce @ 4/17/07 3:04 PM

Sorry Bruce--I don't have anything to do with the web site but I'll pass this along to Jared.
Posted by Matt Woodward @ 4/17/07 3:04 PM

I think this was the session bug that Jared just fixed. Try the link again Bruce and let Jared know if you're still having problems.
Posted by Sean Corfield @ 4/17/07 3:04 PM