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The tldr version of my answer: don't be put off by the price tag on the box. Look for value over the duration of your project. Regarding cost: Adobe ColdFusion is a complete package and bundles third party components, some of which contribute to the licensing cost - eg performant database drivers. There are other CFML engines emerging - Railo is wicked ...


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ColdFusion 9 made many things easy. Let's name a few... ORM (backed by Hibernate) Full-text search (backed by Apache Lucene) realtime messaging with Flex client (through Adobe LifeCycle Data Services or BlazeDS) chart engine (backed by WebChart 3D) ready-to-use AJAX components (backed by ExtJS 3) Adobe PDF generations / manipulations (backed by ... adobe ...


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UPDATE May 30, 2010: Adobe just released the ColdFusion 9 Lockdown Guide (PDF) which includes all sorts of information for properly locking down and securing a ColdFusion server and application. Original Post: If only your own applications will be running on the server, start with locking down your web server of choice. Milner's suggestions to put a ...


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It sounds to me like you don't have "Component cache" checked in CFAdmin (Server Settings > Caching) on the slow server. Another possibility is that you've got different CF mappings (Server Settings > Mappings) and/or custom tag paths (Extensions > Custom Tag Paths) set between the two servers. It's most likely to be the former though. You could also set ...


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In the beginning, the power of ColdFusion was that it could communicate directly with databases, where other web development systems could not. (That's back in 1995.) Nowadays, it has lost this advantage but still has some powerful features and it has built a reliable user-base in the past. Nowadays, I think it has become too big a beast to quickly learn ...


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To an extent, what you include will depend a good deal on who you are documenting for. Are you documenting for administrators? For users? For programmers? All of the above? Just like when you are designing a site, you need to look at the use cases and solve them. Things I would consider critical for documentation provided to me as a programmer and/or ...


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You'd want to add .html to the AddHandler directive in the configuration for your Apache server: AddHandler jrun-handler .jsp .jws .cfm .cfml .cfc .cfr .cfswf .html If you run multiple sites on this ColdFusion server, you should probably look to do this just for the site in question and not server-wide. You'd add a lot of load to the server if you have it ...


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This can occur if it is configured in Group Policy or gpedit.msc.


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I echo the sentiments about it being cross platform, but a big part of the picture is the built in capabilities. You can create PDF's, talk with Microsoft Exchange, dop down and call Java, or drop down and call .NET. It has solid abilities to consume SOAP or REST webservices. Add to this in ColdFusion 9 that you can communicate with SharePoint and Office ...


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Make sure you turn off debugging for production environments Have a site-wide error handler to mask any unhandled errors; otherwise the ugly grey box error message from CF will display, which could contain information about your server setup


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A SAN disk is basically just another disk on your server. It can be used for any number of reasons. Some examples: extending the storage of your existing server offer high performance space for heavy load offer fault tolerant storage offer a shared location so multiple resources can share the same content So, you can do whatever you want with it, just ...


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Maintaining the docs in a wiki is nice as it allows other users to contribute easily. You get "free" versioning and history to boot. Even if the users are wiki novices, there are WYSIWYG plugins to bypass wiki markup requirements. You can also tailor the wiki's CSS for different browsers. Very handy when reading the site on your Blackberry or iPod. You ...


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If you don't have access to the standard coldfusion administrator and the server monitor in there, then you are unlikely to be able to use FusionReactor or SeeFusion What you might be able to use is CFtracker in standalone mode, as you should be able to drop this into a folder on your server and get access to it immediately. It should will give you a good ...


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As Shane said "It'd be less effort to just re-apply all the patches." - true, and false. You will get all kinds of weird problems if you don't return your installation to an un-patched state first. The crappy thing about it is "there is no good and/or easy way to determine what patches are installed" you will need to look at each patch, hotfix & ...


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The first thing to do is immediately check out what collegefun4u is all about. Requesting the site in a safe way and unpacking the JS code behind it, we get: www.collegefun4u.com/ benign [nothing detected] www.collegefun4u.com/ status: (referer=http:/twitter.com/trends/) saved 1205 bytes 3667a08e039642842c11744f464163baa186e4da info: ...


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Try checking: JVM Settings especially memory settings Make sure debug mode is off Virus scan settings. See if one has Java files skipped Check where cfdump is being used.


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Consider that there was previously no limit. The reason for it now is to address a serious security issue that is relevant to all web programming languages, not just ColdFusion. It's possible that they have some large forms, which require a higher setting. Rather than picking some arbitrary value, ask them to look into their code base and determine the ...


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What is the underlying issue you are trying to solve. I would bet (as you can see) that ColdFusion doesn't support this as there are secondary effects with (probably) date time parsing.


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The ColdFusion MX 7 Application Server service is started from the Windows Services control panel. If the application service fails, none of the ColdFusion pages will run. If your ColdFusion Application service is crashing regularly, look at the JVM settings, especially those for minimum and maximum memory. The service will need to be allocated enough ...


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Well, let's look at some bigger picture issues before getting into JRun configuration details. If you're getting java.lang.OutOfMemoryError exceptions in the JRun error log, well, you're out of memory. No upvote for that, please ;-). You didn't say whether you were running 32- or 64-bit Windows, but you did say that you have 8 GB of RAM, so that will have ...


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Surely stopping and starting the SQL Server service is more convenient than doing a backup and restore operation. Whilst the query is "hanging", have a look at activity monitor in the GUI, or sp_who2, through Query Analyser. You should be able to identify the process - have a look to see what it is waiting for, or whether it is blocked. Repeat to see that ...


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Not all of these will apply. What you need depends more on your application than a generic list could provide. Possibilities include: Scheduled tasks completed successfully Nothing new in CF error logs new undeliverable mail list of 404 pages and request counts total pages served total bandwidth used peak bandwidth used avg page response times, aggregate ...


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It's most likely because you're saving on the latency of accessing the disks. The Oracle DBMS will keep everything it can in the buffer cache so you may be doing very little disk access except right at the start. You'd also have to compare the relative speed of the disk sub-systems. Companies will spend a lot on a fast disk array for a DB server that they ...


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I use WampServer which includes : Apache 2.2.17 php 5.3.5 MySQL 5.5.8 phpMyAdmin 3.3.9 xDebug Really easy to use and efficient.


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Do you mean for URLs on the box itself? If your CFM pages are run via Apache, then it won't do any good if CF is running.


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ColdFusion security updates usually take the form of "plop these newer files on top of the old versions" - to check, you'd probably need to do size or hash comparisons of the new/old versions of the files. It'd be less effort to just re-apply all the patches. Some of the updates will touch overlapping files, but only if that file needed to be updated ...


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You can come close to doing this by using the security sandbox, just disable all tags & datasources - CF will however continue to process cfm/cfml files and some tags, but everything exciting will not be accessible, however, if you really need to disable all CF handling, you will actually have to disable the server wide jrun AddHandler & re-configure ...


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The language you know the best.


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Along the lines of Adam Cameron's answer, I'd suggest comparing C:\ColdFusion8\lib\neo*.xml on both machines and working through the differences, particularly neo-runtime.xml and neo-debug.xml - these are where the config for ColdFusion are stored. Post any interesting differences here. If you don't have a diff tool, use the trial version of BeyondCompare ...



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