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Programming, technology and the taming of the web.

Month: January 2007 (page 1 of 2)

Free ColdFusion Hosting

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So it seems that Pablo Varando is inovating once more. Now it’s time to provide free ColdFusion hosting.

The website is still under construction, but if you have a look at the home, you can see some very interesting features that will e provided really for free.

The free websites will have some kind of adds, but it’s still worth in case you don’t use your website for commercial purposes. Just a brief description of features enabled for FREE in this service:

  • 1GB Hard Disk Space
  • 5GB Bandwidth (Monthly data)
  • 1 MS SQL Database
  • ColdFusion MX 7.1 (Enterprise License)
  • Unlimited Email Accounts

Looks very good to me! What about you?

cfdump var=””

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Following the post started by Tim, here’s my profile:

Which for those who can’t read CF code means:

Wanna be a ColdFusion 8 Beta Tester?

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In case you haven’t heard about this, Adobe is “recruiting” Beta Testers for ColdFusion 8 Beta Release.

If you’re still not part of the beta program, this is your chance.

Yes, I wanna be a ColsFusion 8 beta tester!

Regexp saves the day

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So, we just upgraded one of our servers to version 7.0.2. Everything was working fine, except for some stored procedures being called by tag.
What was wrong?
Basically, the versions before 7.0.2 didn’t bother if the contents of the attribute dbvarname were being sent using an “@” before or not.
It means the something like:


Will become:


Apparently nothing changes, unless you have a look at the attribute dbvarname, and you’ll see that an “@” was added before the variable name.

The way to fix it?
Very easy, just use your favorite IDE and replace using regular expression.

Search for: dbvarname=”([^@])

Replace with: dbvarname=”@1

And it’s done! The regExp speaks for itself, as it’s looking for something starting with the string dbvarname and that doesn’t contain an “@” at the beginning. Then it replaces the result for the string dbvarname=”@ and the variable name.
Hope it helps someone.

iPhone undocumented features?

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That’s AMAZING! It’ll really make my life much easier 😉

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