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Exception occurred when setting up mail server parameters

Exception occurred when setting up mail server parameters

          From time to time we’ve has this ColdFusion error occur over a period of years regarding the setup of mail server parameters: Message: An exception occurred when setting up mail server parameters. Detail : This exception was caused by: javax.mail.MessagingException: Connect failed; nested exception is: java.net.SocketTimeoutException: Read timed out. Once in this state, ColdFusion would no longer...

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Dealing with the tight supply of CF developers and CF jobs

Dealing with the tight supply of CF developers and CF jobs

Recently on LinkedIn there were two separate threads in ColdFusion related forums regarding the topic of the challenge of finding ColdFusion developers as an employer, and finding jobs as a ColdFusion developer. The discussion covered a variety of perspectives from telecommuting, the ecosystem, economic, tips on attracting developers, tips to finding jobs, etc… Below is is an adaptation of my posts… Telecommuting I’m the...

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ColdFusion vs. IIS7.5 – Application Pool

ColdFusion vs. IIS7.5 – Application Pool

If you’re trying to get ColdFusion (particularly CF8 and CF9) working on a 64bit Windows machine using IIS7 or IIS7.5 you may encounter an error like this: HTTP Error 500.0 – Internal Server Error The page cannot be displayed because an internal server error has occurred. Detailed Error Information   Module IsapiModule Notification ExecuteRequestHandler Handler AboMapperCustom-58087 Error Code 0x800700c1 Requested URL...

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Sizing up the business perspective on Groovy, Scala, and other JVM languages

Sizing up the business perspective on Groovy, Scala, and other JVM languages

Background As a technology manager, one of my teams consists of a web development group building  both internal and external business applications. The core platform is built on ColdFusion, a JVM based technology, mixed in with various other frameworks and technologies (jQuey, Flex, ColdBox, SQL Server, etc…). A couple of years ago we had a project that involved integrating JBoss Drools (a business rules workflow engine), and we...

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BacFug – Aug 2011 Recap – Is CF Dead?

BacFug – Aug 2011 Recap – Is CF Dead?

I recently had the honor of being a panelist at the August 2011 Bay Area ColdFusion user group, alongside such notables as Sean Corfield and Nolan Erck regarding the topic du jour – is ColdFusion Dead? The topic was the result of a survey sent to the user group with two choices, and this topic was the clear resounding winner with over 95% of the vote (I can’t remember what the other topic was). It’s a topic that’s has been gaining a lot of...

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A managers take on the state of CF

A managers take on the state of CF

I recently wrote an article for RIARockStars regarding my take on the CF ecosystem and my challenge as a manager to find talented CF developers – along with some our hiring strategies to work around that. I’ll follow up soon with a follow up post more focused on putting together a hiring strategy for managers of Flex and ColdFusion developers. …read the full article...

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