July 2013 Blog Archive

Counting lines of code in Jetendo CMS and sites based on it. Sun, Jul 21, 2013 There didn't seem to be a reliable open source way to count lines of source code for CFML CFC files so I wrote my own and integrated it with the Jetendo CMS Server Manager.  Now you can run a source code line count report across all of the sites... Read More

Migrating multi-site shared database data between servers is now easier with Jetendo CMS Fri, Jul 12, 2013 Most web applications are built with database tables that have a single auto incrementing integer for the primary key.  This gives great performance and it's very easy to do with MySQL since it's just a checkbox option in most MySQL admin apps.... 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

Our new server will run Ubuntu Server 13.04 Mon, Jul 08, 2013 In an effort to stay on top of the latest technology, I'm migrating our sites to new a server and also switching from Centos 6.4 to Ubuntu 13.04. Centos 6.4 still uses the Linux 2.6 kernel and updates to it focus on security and fewer new features s... Read More

Rethinking the way we design web sites for higher pixel density displays Sun, Jul 07, 2013 New laptops like the one I got and "retina" ones, and tablets above 200 pixels per inch are very hard to read when the web is viewed at 100% zoom.  All text is about 6 or 8 points like that.  These displays squeeze 1080p or higher resolutio... Read More

Optimizing Tomcat's JVM Options for Railo 4.1 Tue, Jul 02, 2013 Before you change your JVM options, please consider that many developers don't think this is a good idea unless you know what you are doing or are willing to take some risks.  Make sure you test and do further research before applying changes yo... Read More

Stop using sleep mode with Windows Bitlocker for better security. Learn how to use hibernate in Windows 8. Mon, Jul 01, 2013 I just found out that Windows 8 has a hidden "Hibernate" sleep mode which works the same as previous versions of Windows.   There are 2 main benefits to "Hibernate" compared to the regular "Sleep" mode. Benefit #1: Sleep mode continues to use ... Read More

How to lock Windows immediately upon smart card removal Mon, Jul 01, 2013 I was previously unable to get this to work since I didn't know Microsoft Windows has 2 features that must be enabled, and I only enabled one of them.  The follow settings should allow locking your workstation upon removal of the smart card on t... Read More