Archive for November, 2009

ColdFusion Cookbook – find and share code recipes

Some delectable news for all ColdFusion fans – especially, if you haven’t visited the Adobe Cookbooks page lately.

The Adobe Cookbooks application now has a dedicated ColdFusion Cookbook serving ColdFusion code recipes. And in less than two months, we’ve already crossed over a hundred recipes.

The ColdFusion Cookbook now makes it simple as ever to browse, view, and search for ColdFusion code recipes. If you don’t find a code recipe that you’re looking for, you can just request for that recipe. With the combined knowledge of the ColdFusion community and experts, it shouldn’t be long before the recipe you requested for is dished up.

To create or request a recipe, all you need is a valid Adobe ID. If you don’t have one, please take a few moments to register. To know additional details about the new Adobe Cookbooks application, read through this post in The ADC Blog.

So, here’s urging every ColdFusion developer out there to participate in this community application – be it by contributing, requesting, commenting, or rating the code recipes. As always, we greatly appreciate each and everyone’s participation!

Akbarsait pointed out that there’s another contest running to encourage cookbook contributions – and once a target of 200 contributions is reached, there’s going to be another drawing, with yet another chance to win more prizes! Details of the contest at Akbarsait’s blog:

So, what are you’ll waiting for?


Are you a ColdFusion developer who uses Flex?

Well, if you are, this post is just for you.

The Learning Resources group at Adobe is conducting a brief survey to learn more about how customers get information about using Flex. The many ColdFusion developers out there who use Flex, we’d be particularly interested in getting your feedback.

Click the link below to take a quick survey on the following topic:

Creating data-driven applications in Flash Builder 4


Thanks, in advance. We really appreciate your participation in this survey!

ColdFusion functions summary

This post is prompted by a user comment in the Adobe ColdFusion 9 CFML Reference asking for a single page listing all the ColdFusion functions.


Here’s a link to an HTML page that contains all the ColdFusion functions listed alphabetically:

A quick Ctrl+F on the page can help you search for a particular function. The ColdFusion functions are linked to the relevant Help pages in the CFML Ref.


ColdFusion docs now have version pods

If you’ve been visiting the ColdFusion Help pages lately, the version pods should have caught your eye.  To begin with, let me explain what a version pod is – a version pod looks like a sticky note and contains links to other versions of the documentation.


A version pod lets you quickly navigate between different versions of the documentation – all from within the Help system. For example, if you’re in the ColdFusion 8 Help system, the version pod will offer you links to ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion 7 documentation.


If you find the pod distracting, you can simply hide the pod – by clicking the little triangle highlighted below, and, presto, the pod’s hidden! Clicking the triangle again, unhides the pod.