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  • Working Code Podcast - Episode 143: Moving On, Rewriting, And Replatforming

    Posted on Sep 10, 2023 at 5:58 PM

    Moving on from cfml? I find my self asking this question a lot and the fast answer is Why? I'm very productive in cfml. I have yet to hit a technical wall where the problem can not be solved in cfml. Further, a lot of the business problems I wish to solve are easier in cfml. The solution is ... read more »

  • Creating A Database-Driven Scheduled Task Runner In ColdFusion

    Posted on Jun 13, 2023 at 3:49 AM

    Simple. Easy to understand. I love the reduction of magic concept and the escalation of "it just works" and application logic visibility. I do something similar. I have a wrapper function for utility around cfschedule and I define all my tasks in application.cfc onApplicationStart(... read more »

  • Using Nested Locks To Synchronize Background Data Cleanup In ColdFusion

    Posted on Jun 5, 2023 at 12:51 PM

    When building an MVP or any app that has not reached breakaway scale, aka most business and personal apps its important to embrace "The Majestic Monolith". This means many things, but here is means keep all your functionality in one code base, one deploy step etc. The primary outco... read more »

  • On Starting A Side-Project: Hotwire vs. Angular

    Posted on May 17, 2023 at 5:39 AM

    The wiz bang feature IMO of Hotwire is Turbo Streams. The idea of being able to re-render islands of content on the page and deliver fresh content to the client all from the same cfml template. No need to ship json to the client and have view specific code to unpack it and update UI elements... read more »

  • Creating Custom Turbo Stream Actions In Hotwire And Lucee CFML

    Posted on Feb 27, 2023 at 11:45 AM

    @Ben, Thanks for clearing that up. I wasn't thinking that the the css/js was only a build step, but I recall that now from DHH's initial Hotwire demo.... read more »

  • Creating Custom Turbo Stream Actions In Hotwire And Lucee CFML

    Posted on Feb 26, 2023 at 11:47 AM

    Ben, I'm enjoying your series on Hotwire. Keep the content coming. I'm hoping it culminates with an implementation of Hotwire in CFML. I'd love you use mostly CFML to express my apps, or at least a lite implementation. I mentioned in a previous comment. It would be cool if we could get th... read more »

  • Setting Up My ColdFusion + Hotwire Demos Playground

    Posted on Feb 6, 2023 at 2:05 PM

    Thanks for exploring this topic. I love using CFMl for my projects. The spirt of Hotwire is to enable you to use CFML MORE in place where you would have to move application logic into a JS frame work. Until this series, it seemed like it would be way too hard to use hotwire with CFML. ... read more »

  • Using CFML Files To Pre-Process CFM Files In ColdFusion

    Posted on Dec 27, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    Great Post Ben. I know this is only a proof of concept, but what about storing the new anonymous function in a struct at the application, page or some other cache level Scope. I'm on board with with your idea you use a special pre-processor syntax as you it needed to achieve the complete function ... read more »

  • Communicating With The Client Whilst Inside A ColdFusion Custom Tag

    Posted on Sep 27, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Ben, Great Post, great experiment. The biggest take away here was that you can pass functions my reference. I had no idea you could do that in CF. It makes me wonder if you could, sorta, replicate the anonymous functions which I enjoy in Javascript.... read more »

  • Proof Of Concept: Adding Pusher-Powered Update Support To jQuery AJAX

    Posted on Sep 23, 2010 at 1:28 AM

    Hi Ben, Great content. I'm really enjoying this pusher series. The coverage of javascript / jQuery is informational and fun. I've been a long time reader for the coldfusion stuff so its good to mix it up every now and again. I look forward to you branching out even more. Moble, Service Side Javasc... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Building An AJAX, jQuery, And ColdFusion Powered Application

    Posted on Mar 3, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Great Example, I always enjoy seeing how other people solve a problem it definitely gives me perspective. My approach to an ajax app with jquery and CF when it involves updating UI elements so to functionalize the generation of UI element. This way I can load the element server side or client side... read more »

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