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Oct 21 2009

I am now speaking at CF.Objective(ANZ)

This will be my first time as a speaker at at (any) conference. My session, entitled 'Future proofing your application development' is aimed at people that are struggling with CF OO syle development that is now prolific in many of the big and popular frameworks. It will take a pragmatic look at how you develop now, with steps you can take to easy yourself into this world, if indeed you decide that it is for you.

I will also be arriving in Melbourne a day early to attend the Inaugural FarCry DevCamp at Melbourne Law School and will be show casing the new Paterson's Extranet bult on Farcry 5.2

Posted by AJ Mercer at 11:50 am - Categories: ColdFusion

Oct 8 2009

ColdFusion Builder Beta 2 - Custom Dictionary

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

Download Farcry CMS custom dictionary for Eclipse

Posted by AJ Mercer at 9:35 am - Categories: ColdFusion | Farcry