I have been very happy with CFB beta 1, but hanging out for beta 2 to see if some minor annoyance went away. So I have downloaded, uninstall beta 1 and installed beta 2. Then had to reimport all my projects, then discovered I had to get my snippets back and then realised my custom dictionary for Farcry CMS would be gone as well. Make sure you back your stuff up first ;-)
One of the silly things with beta 1 with custom dictionaries is that you had to merge the XML into the ColdFusion dictionary (cf8.xml or cf9.xml). This seemed crazy as Eclipse and CFEclipse you would just drop your custom XML file into the correct directory, add an entry in dictionary.xml and it was good to go.
Well, I am happy to report that Adobe have not only addressed this issue, but they have taken it up a notch as well. All you have to do now is create a directory called 'Custom' and drop your XML files in there and you are done!
Read full instruction to create custom CFML dictionaries for ColdFusion Builder
On my Farcry production server I have enabled Trusted Cache to improve ColdFusion performance. But every time I deployed changes to my Farcry site, I would forget to flush the cache and would take my a moment ot two to realise why my changes have not taken affect.
So I have created an extension to the Farcry Admin Reload application so you flash the ColdFusion cache from the the WebTop.
You can see the code for Flush ColdFusion trusted cache from Farcry Webtop on FarcryCMS Docs.
As Dr Karl Kruszelnicki says, if you can not explain something, you don't really know it; and I have found the best way to learn something is to teach it.
So, with that in mind, when Geoff Bowers asked for Farcry Mentors for his application to Google Summer of Code, I put my hand up. I would really like to see a full-blown Blog Plug-in for Farcry, so if any students are interested in this one, so am I.
Read Geoff's Farcry application to Google Summer of Code.
Posted by Webonix at 9:30 PM - Categories: Farcry