Skip to main content

Using OpenBD on Google App Engine? Please let me know!

Peter Farrell and I are working on our "Living in the Cloud: CFML Applications on Google App Engine" presentation for cf.Objective(), and we'd love to include a mention of any sites out in the wild that are using OpenBD on GAE. So if you're using OpenBD on GAE for production sites or even just some experimentation with all the cool possibilities available on GAE, please let me know!

You can leave a comment here or send an email to matt at mattwoodward dot com. Thanks!


Matthew Woodward said…
Awesome stuff--would love to hear more.
dshuck said…
I have a number of experimentation sites. Currently the only one in production is just a personal interest site, but I am working on a packaged website solution for Cub Scout packs which is built on OBD/GAE. I hope to have it done prior to the date of cf.O(). If I do, I will update you.One of the things I have been focusing on is developing a good set of base service and bean objects that work well for OBD/GAE apps and a super light-weight MVC framework (yeah I know... I know.). This has really sped up development and taking a lot of the grunt work out of my way.
Anonymous said…
Very interesting stuff I would like to hear more too.
George Eapen said…
I just deployed my first test app on GAE but encountered way too many errors for it to be feasible. The demo app's "fileread" was also throwing an error both locally and deployed. I had to comment that out to get it working but even then the <cfvideoplayer>t work -
revwines said…
I was just about to start migrating an old winery application (an access database application to CFML when I stumbled on OpenBD and GAE. I'm giving this a very hard look right now. Our business runs entirely on Google Apps (Gmail, spreadsheets, etc) so this might be the way to go if there is some ancillary benefits of having our winery app sitting next to all our current documents in G-world.

Popular posts from this blog

Installing and Configuring NextPVR as a Replacement for Windows Media Center

If you follow me on Google+ you'll know I had a recent rant about Windows Media Center, which after running fine for about a year suddenly decided as of January 29 it was done downloading the program guide and by extension was therefore done recording any TV shows.

I'll spare you more ranting and simply say that none of the suggestions I got (which I appreciate!) worked, and rather than spending more time figuring out why, I decided to try something different.

NextPVR is an awesome free (as in beer, not as in freedom unfortunately ...) PVR application for Windows that with a little bit of tweaking handily replaced Windows Media Center. It can even download guide data, which is apparently something WMC no longer feels like doing.

Background I wound up going down this road in a rather circuitous way. My initial goal for the weekend project was to get Raspbmc running on one of my Raspberry Pis. The latest version of XBMC has PVR functionality so I was anxious to try that out as a …

Setting Up Django On a Raspberry Pi

This past weekend I finally got a chance to set up one of my two Raspberry Pis to use as a Django server so I thought I'd share the steps I went through both to save someone else attempting to do this some time as well as get any feedback in case there are different/better ways to do any of this.

I'm running this from my house (URL forthcoming once I get the real Django app finalized and put on the Raspberry Pi) using I don't cover that aspect of things in this post but I'm happy to write that up as well if people are interested.

General Comments and Assumptions

Using latest Raspbian “wheezy” distro as of 1/19/2013 (’lll be using Nginx ( as the web server/proxy and Gunicorn ( as the WSGI serverI used heavily as I was creating this, so many thanks to the author of that tutorial. If you’re looking for more details on …

The Definitive Guide to CouchDB Authentication and Security

With a bold title like that I suppose I should clarify a bit. I finally got frustrated enough with all the disparate and seemingly incomplete information on this topic to want to gather everything I know about this topic into a single place, both so I have it for my own reference but also in the hopes that it will help others.Since CouchDB is just an HTTP resource and can be secured at that level along the same lines as you'd secure any HTTP resource, I should also point out that I will not be covering things like putting a proxy in front of CouchDB, using SSL with CouchDB, or anything along those lines. This post is strictly limited to how authentication and security work within CouchDB itself.CouchDB security is powerful and granular but frankly it's also a bit quirky and counterintuitive. What I'm outlining here is my understanding of all of this after taking several runs at it, reading everything I could find on the Internet (yes, the whole Internet!), and a great deal…