Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Flex Camp Boston

As I posted before, I am speaking at Flex Camp Boston on December 7, 2007. This promises to be a really great event for experienced to advanced Flex developers. As of today it seems it is 75% sold, but in order to make this a really successful event, the organizers are looking to sell out. So of course they are running a contest. So if you are a Flex developer in Boston and haven't signed up, please feel free to put my name in the "If you were referred by someone, please enter their full name." box when you register. As a reminder, the fee is only $10!

What I need to do is figure out if speakers are eligible for the XBox 360 Halo edition that is being given away, along with a ton of other stuff like: two tickets to 360Flex in Atlanta, a ticket to CFUnited in Washington, D.C., copies of Flex Builder, Adobe backpacks, and Ipod Shuffle and books from O'Reilly. I keep asking Santa (my wife) for an XBox for Christmas, but all I get back from her is dirty looks. :-)

64 bit Support on ColdFusion 8 (Windows, Linux and Leopard)

The ColdFusion team is working to get ColdFusion 8 fully supported on 64 bit platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X Leopard). If you are interested and want to participate in the testing of early releases of 64 Bit support on ColdFusion 8 on these platforms, please enroll yourself for prerelease program here.

Friday, November 09, 2007

JRun updater 7 now available

JRun 4 Updater 7 is now officially live on and is publicly available to customers. Updater 7 now supports a host of new platforms, upgrades to existing software and bug fixes. Check the release notes for more details.

For those running multi-instance or standalone ColdFusion 8, there is no need to update using this updater. For users deploying on an EAR/WAR configuration on JRun, updater 7 is goodness.

New XMPP library for CF 7 & 8

There is an updated tech note that has just been published that updates the library (smack.jar) used for the XMPP Event Gateway in ColdFusion.

This fixed jar adds the following:
  • Adds compatibility with Ignite Openfire XMPP server
  • Fix for missing realm in SASL/Digest-MD5 challenge response
  • XMPP/Jabber 1.0 specification compliance
  • Increased connection timeout from 5 to 15 seconds (helps reduce connection failures for very busy XMPP servers)
  • Includes SASL/Plain support for servers requesting SASL/PLAIN such as Google Talk
  • Added SASL/Digest-MD5 support
Some of these fixes are in ColdFusion 8, some are in CFMX 7.0.2. Basically, if you are running the XMPP gateway in ColdFusion MX 7 or in ColdFusion 8, you want this new jar.

Read the technote here.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Speaking at Flex Camp Boston

I will be giving a talk at Flex Camp Boston next month (December 7) on ColdFusion and Flex integration. This is a great opportunity for Flex developers in the Boston area to come and hear some Flex experts talk about advanced Flex topics like Data Services, AIR and Flex 3.

Registration is only $10. That is ten dollars and includes all speakers, free parking and lunch. This is an externally organized event, however Adobe is sponsoring the shindig and there will be some giveaways.

Space is limited so register now!