Ben Nadel
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I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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Ben Nadel at cf.Objective() 2014 (Bloomington, MN) with: Lets You Run Adobe / Railo ColdFusion Code On-Demand

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Tags: ColdFusion

Yesterday, Adam Cameron brought to my attention. This site, by Russ Michaels, allows you to paste ColdFusion code into a textarea and then execute it in either an Adobe ColdFusion or a Railo ColdFusion context, or both. It's pretty cool! In fact, I just used it to see if the default expression in CFParam tags behaves the same in both Adobe and Railo context:


As you can see, Adobe ColdFusion and Railo ColdFusion have a very different behavior in this context. Is this because Railo treats unscoped variables in a CFFunction tag differently than Adobe (I have no idea if it does)? Or, is this perhaps some side-effect of the way is actually implementing the code execution? I'm not sure.

I was able to get both engines to behave the same by adding a, "request.", scope prefix to the defaultValue references:


Anyway, it's a pretty cool service! It's be awesome get a "jsFiddle" style application going here where you could link to your code!

Reader Comments

Aargh this is the most useful thing in the world ever! I've always wanted a site like this. How did I not know about this, I'm sure I've even searched for this before!

Good find Ben (and Adam), thanks

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