Open BlueDragon Up and Running in Under 30 Minutes!

I had a few minutes to spare this morning so I thought I would install Open BlueDragon on one of our dev servers. In case you don't know, Open BlueDragon is an open source version of BlueDragon, an alternative J2EE CFML engine to Adobe ColdFusion. We have the commercial version…

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Suprise! SAP Acquires Business Objects

I don't think that anyone saw this coming as SAP has always preferred to "build" versus "buy". They have purchased some smaller companies like In-q-My (NetWeaver platform) and TopTier ("drag and relate" functionality), but have shied away from large acquisitions. This represents a major…

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Google-like Search with Hibernate

JBoss.org just released Hibernate Search 3.0, which brings full text search capabilities to Hibernate-based applications. Key features in Hibernate Search 3.0 include: Transparent index synchronization: This feature eliminates the need to manually update the index on data change. Events generated by Hibernate Core will trigger the update…

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Fun with PHP, MySQL and Drupal

I ran into a few more issues getting Drupal up and running and I thought I would share my solutions in case anyone is running into the same problems. I finally got PHP running on one of our Production IIS boxes but was having some more issues getting Drupal to…

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Google Reader - Offline Mode?

I logged on to Google Reader to catchup on the latest technology news and saw a shiny, "New" link. Of course since I like anything labeled as "new" (especially from Google) I decided to click it. Google officially released Google Gears, a browser plugin that enables…

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My First OSX Widget

I went to the bookstore last night and happened to pick up a copy of Mac World. The issue contained an article detailing Dashcode which is Apple's development environment for creating Widgets for Dashboard. Like every other Mac user, I have a number of Widgets running on my MacBook Pro.…

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INVALIDTAG & ColdFusion

We have a content management system that has been in production for a couple of years on the same server running CFMX7. I don't believe we've done anything to the server recently. Today the CMS generated a client's site incorrectly. The Javascript didn't work right nor did any Flash. I…

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