DRK 5 Released

DRK 5 was released today to DevNet subscribers. As always, there is plenty of cool ColdFusion content.

  • Blog Man: Blog Man is a web log manager built in ColdFusion. A year in the making, this application balances manageability with scalability. It features many of the tools you’ve probably seen in Movable Type and other blog applications…
  • Lighthouse Bug Tracker: Lighthouse Bug Tracker is a simple system that enables bug tracking in projects. It makes tracking (and tackling) development issues simple and straightforward…
  • Pollster 2.0: Macromedia Pollster 2.0 is a hybrid ColdFusion/Flash application for easily creating and deploying polls and poll results on your website. Some of the new features in Pollster 2.0 include user accounts, unlimited options, automatic and manual updates of poll results, and automatic poll archiving…
  • Weblog Service: Weblog Service is an application that allows you to expose any RSS feed (regardless of version) as a web service. Once this feed has been exposed, clients can query your RSS data as though it were a database…
  • Socket.cfc: The Socket component allows you to create a two-way communication link between your server and another server. Socket connections are often called “raw socket connections” because they work at a lower level than something like the CFHTTP tag and they don’t assume any kind of protocol other than what’s needed to make and manage the socket connection…
  • CFID3 Component: The CFID3 component is based on the open-source JD3Lib Project, which allows you to manipulate the ID3 tags of MP3s natively with ColdFusion MX. Additionally you can update a database with parsed ID3 information…
  • HTTP Agent: Every time your application uses the CFHTTP tag, it spends a sizable amount of time waiting for a response from the HTTP request. During that time, your application sits idle. This may be all right if you have only a single request to make but imagine if you have dozens or hundreds to make. Wouldn’t it be great if you could put that time to better use? HttpAgent does just that. Instead of executing a single request and having it block (wait for response), you can execute as many simultaneous connections as you wish…
  • Query Randomizer: The Query Randomize user-defined function, queryRandomize, randomizes the rows in a query object so that they are not ordered by anything…

Right now, DRK 5 is only available for download by subscribers because the CDs aren’t ready yet, but they will be shortly. I’ll post here when I find out more.