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Entries for month: December 2012

FW/1 2.1 Release Candidate 1 Available

December 21, 2012 ·

The next release of FW/1 has just hit Release Candidate status! As noted before, the main addition since the Alpha (October 21st) is a debugging feature: you can now enable tracing for the framework and see what it is queuing up and what it is executing. There have also been a number of bug fixes. See the commit list for details of changes. The wiki has been updated with the new features and API changes (no public API changes since the Alpha, just the addition of variables.framework.trace). Read more and download FW/1 2.1 RC 1 at RIAForge.

RC 1 includes a small bug fix for framework reloading. Beta 3 contained a bug fix for onRequestEnd() and unhandledPaths.

Tags: fw1 · coldfusion

Free Online MongoDB Courses

December 20, 2012 ·

I recently completed 10gen's MongoDB for Developers online course. It was the first time they had run the course so there were a few bumps in the road - and Superstorm Sandy closed 10gen's New York office for a while - but overall it went very smoothly, especially considering they had over 20,000 students sign up!

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Tags: mongodb · programming · python

Dell XPS 12 Convertible & Windows 8 - First Impressions

December 19, 2012 ·

No doubt much to many people's surprise, I recently bought a Windows machine. I've used every version of Windows since 3.1 but I've always preferred Apple's offerings, both in terms of hardware and software. So what do I think of this new Dell machine and Windows 8?

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Tags: dell · personal · windows8

FW/1 2.1 Beta 2 Released

December 01, 2012 ·

The next release of FW/1 has just hit Beta! The main addition since the Alpha (October 21st) is a debugging feature: you can now enable tracing for the framework and see what it is queuing up and what it is executing. There have also been a number of bug fixes. See the commit list for details of changes. The wiki has been updated with the new features and API changes (no public API changes since the Alpha, just the addition of variables.framework.trace). Read more and download FW/1 2.1 Beta 2 at RIAForge.

Update: Beta 2 replaces Beta 1 and contains a couple of compatibility fixes for Adobe ColdFusion in the new tracing code.

Tags: fw1 · coldfusion

DI/1 0.4.0 Released

December 01, 2012 ·

The bump in the version number is to indicate DI/1 is moving closer and closer to a 1.0 release. 0.4.0 brings a number of bug fixes (handling of optional constructor arguments, addAlias() bug, circular dependencies in properties). I think DI/1 is pretty close to feature complete - at least as far as my intended usage as a ColdSpring replacement is concerned - but I will make one more pass over its functionality shortly and open tickets for anything that I believe is missing. Please feel free to do the same. Once that pass is complete, a 1.0 Alpha will be declared.

You can find DI/1's issue tracker on Github. You can read more about DI/1 (and download it) on RIAForge (or from Github).

Tags: di1 · coldfusion