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High availability clustering is complicated for no good reason Sat, Mar 15, 2014 My research of replication and syncing different systems has constantly resulted in find other developers' articles that rant on endlessly about how many "gotchas" exist and how many workarounds there are.  There is so much manual labor involved... Read More

Planning a system to visually create responsive data-driven web page layouts & widgets in the Jetendo CMS browser interface Tue, Mar 04, 2014 I've been thinking about how to make the visual layout and widget editor for Jetendo CMS. So far, I've come up with an idea where I'll use drag and drop javascript-based tree controls like the following 2 examples.  I customized the data for the... Read More

Thinking about making your project Open Source? Thu, Feb 20, 2014 You may find that you have to do a number of extra things when making your software able to be distributed to others.  Perhaps the biggest ones are: Documentation and automation for installing / upgrading the software. Improve security so yo... Read More

Any Railo/CFML developers looking for extra work? Sun, Feb 16, 2014 Looking for work as a contractor or employee?  Maybe we should be working together. I have a very transparent / open / friendly work style.   I'm doing the bulk of my work as open source projects now, so the work you do would also become o... Read More

Now using a licensed copy of Sublime Text 3 for all my coding Thu, Feb 13, 2014 I've been using Dreamweaver for 10 years.  After using Sublime Text 3 for a couple weeks, I'm certain this is the best editor I've ever used before and I just bought a license because I thought it was a good value.  Sublime Text is a p... Read More

Tips for writing cross-browser friendly CSS more quickly Fri, Nov 29, 2013 Some of the mistakes you make that cause problems in Internet Explorer and other browsers can be learned and prevented.   I try to summarize the main things I think about when I'm initially converting a design to HTML.   Of course there is ... Read More

Virtualbox shared folders much faster then samba for Railo + Nginx Thu, Jul 11, 2013 It seems virtualbox configuration needs to be just right for good performance when the web application's source code is stored outside the virtual machine.  I figured out that virtio nic type (Virtualbox network adapter paravirtualized network) ... Read More

Preventing SQL Injection attacks in my CFML application with db-dot-cfc Sat, May 25, 2013 Preventing SQL injection attacks against the database is often something that is easy to know how to do as a developer, but also something you have to discipline yourself and other developers on your team to do consistently all the time. I often am i... Read More

Incredible Railo application start-up performance boost using ObjectLoad/ObjectSave to persist shared memory scopes Mon, May 20, 2013 This article describes in technical detail how I made my app start-up 10 times faster and persist/restore memory based session data using Railo 4. Storing scope data on disk Today, I was able to write a simple shell script that calls a script via a... Read More

jquery-parallax-slider is my first open source jquery plugin and it's sweet! Sun, May 19, 2013 We have noticed that some other web sites are now using multiple animated layers to create a more impressive slideshow.  Some of our upcoming designs are going to use a variety of layered animations to create a more unique home page slideshow. &... Read More

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