Sunday, November 8, 2009

HashBinary() Added to Open BlueDragon

What started as a thread concerning how to MD5 hash a binary file in OpenBD has quickly become a new HashBinary() function in OpenBD.

The absence of HashBinary() from CFML has always seemed a bit odd since there are binary versions of Encrypt() and Decrypt(), so adding HashBinary() will make these tasks much simpler.

Not a huge addition but I did want to highlight it because to me this shows yet again the beauty of open source projects. A need is identified by a user, it points to a hole in the language, and that hole gets filled, all in the span of a day.

Thanks to Tom Jones for bringing this to our attention and prompting the new feature. OpenBD gets stronger every day because of this kind of feedback from our users.

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