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This is totally off-topic but I have a quick discount to pass along. As part of the MAZDASPEED motorsports development program, we racers are entitled to “S-Plan” pricing on new Mazda vehicles. They have made this pricing available to our friends and it basically works out to 2% under invoice which is a [...]

The title is a little ambiguous but I don’t know how else to describe the behavior that Java gives you where the following request:
or form with set of checkboxes:
<input type=”checkbox” name=”id” value=”1000″ /> 1000<br />
<input type=”checkbox” name=”id” value=”1001″ /> 1001<br />
<input type=”checkbox” name=”id” value=”1002″ /> 1002<br />
can be transformed using request.getParameterValues() into arrays because we [...]

Wordpress is really best suited to a single install per instance. Although there are guides to hack multiple instances from a single core install, it gets messy quick and usually relies on a lot of fragile symbolic links. Yuck. Wordpress MU is also an option but since I already have multiple [...]

There are many haters of Hungarian Notation. Prepare to pile on.
I’ve had this post in my drafts queue for a long time but this thread about escaping SQL reserved keywords on the Transfer group prompted me to finish my thoughts:
Most applications have a User table, if those users are organized then there may be [...]

I’m building a series of APIs that bypass Model-Glue for use by Javascript applications using jQuery and EXT. I wired the whole deal up using the super-cool Remote Proxy Beans. When it came time to request JSON back from the CFC using remote.cfc?returnFormat=json, there were four problems:

Extraneous whitespace being returned
Content-type was understood by [...]

I’ve been working on building a RESTful web service with ColdFusion lately and there isn’t much information out there. Lots of people talk about consuming them but few people are talking about how to build them. I’m not yet ready to share what I’ve learned (especially the insight from Kevin J. Miller) as [...]

We’ve been hard at work the last few weeks on making real, meaningful ground on CFPAYMENT, the open source ColdFusion payment processing library that generalizes many different gateways into a single, pluggable API. In the run-up to 1.0, I wanted to share some snippets to get you excited about using cfpayment for your next [...]

I need to run a customer satisfaction survey for 2008 so I spent some time reviewing the available online survey options and comparing which would be most suitable for my needs. I am not a survey junkie so it doesn’t make sense for me to buy a premium service or subscribe on an ongoing [...]

Doing a little Javascript hacking today and have a few parsers to share for the TableSorter jQuery plugin. I’ve written some in the past but more is always merrier.
Sorting alphanumeric data in numeric order
I have member numbers which can look like ‘A23423423′ or ‘2000-342′ or ‘220342BMW’ but I want to sort them [...]

I read a post by Jared Rypka-Hauer this morning on the Model-Glue list about his Apache-CF configuration that got me nodding in agreement. He sets up his Apache like so:

I leave CFIDE and WEB-INF in the default location and create a symbolic link to it in the webroot of any vhost that needs access [...]