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Careful applying CF11u16, CF2016u8, CF2018u2

Update: Adobe has released CF11 Update 17 and ColdFusion 2016 Update 9 to address problems outlined in this blog entry.

Adobe released new security updates and bug fixes for ColdFusion 11, 2016 and 2018 this week. Normally these things go pretty smooth and any issue introduced by an update is typically minimal, but I can't say that has been the case for this update.

You definitely want to test before applying this update.

Here are the issues I have been tracking:

  • Scheduled Tasks Deleted after applying update. Bug CF-4204021, Forums Discussion
  • queryExecute Bug - throws exception result of queryExecute is …
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Upcoming CFML Conferences in April 2017

I will be speaking at two conferences this month.

The conference is the Adobe CFSummit East also known as the Adobe ColdFusion Government Summit. It will be held on April 18-19, 2017 in Washington DC. The first day is two half day hands on sessions, I will be presenting the first session which is a CFML security training class (sold out). On day two I will be presenting a 1hr session: Bulletproof Your Adobe ColdFusion Server with the Lockdown Guide.

This conference is free to attend, so if you are on the east cost it may be worth it to consider attending. Other speakers besides myself include: Rakshith Naresh, Giancarlo Gomez, Matt Hintze, Elishia Dvorak, Charlie Arehart, Dan Wilson, Nolan Erck, Masha Edelen, and Dan Fredericks. The opening …

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FuseGuard Released - Protects your ColdFusion Apps

I am happy to announce today the release of FuseGuard Web Application Firewall for ColdFusion!

FuseGuard 2.0 is the new name for Foundeo Web Application Firewall, but we did a bit more than just change the name!

The biggest new features added to version 2 are the Web Based manager, and the database logger. The web manager main function is to provide reporting for the attacks against your server, but it also allows you to view configuration, and manage users.

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Trick or Treat - Web 2.0 Goodies for ColdFusion

I am happy to announce the latest creation from foundeo: fusionKit.

fusionKit is a CD full of some handy ColdFusion components and UDF's. It is a similar concept to the DRK's that Macromedia used to sell, but is it's 100% ColdFusion.

My favorite component in the kit is the Bayesian CFC. You may recall that spam filters tend to use bayesian analysis to determine if a message is spam or ham. This CFC allows you to perform the same kind of analysis on any block of text. I am using this CFC in one of my client's blogs, and it has blocked over 4,000 spam comments in one week!

There is also the tagging CFC, which makes it easy to work with tags or …

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What's New in BlueDragon 7?

New Atlanta, just released Beta 1 of version 7 of thier BlueDragon CFML application server.

Below is a list of the new features - I think the IsNull function and null keyword will prove to be quite handy.

  • Multi-threaded programming (CFTHREAD, and related tags and functions)
  • Interfaces and Abstract CFCs
  • null keyword and IsNull() function
  • CFQUERY Enhancements
    • CACHEDUNTILCHANGE attribute
    • BACKGROUND attribute
  • Application.cfc
    • onClientStart() handler
    • onMissingTemplate() handler
  • CFDOCUMENT
  • CFCHART
  • CFSEARCH Enhancements
    • support for Word and PDF documents …
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Interview with Sean Corfield

I thought it would be fun, and informative to conduct some interviews with web developers on my blog. I'm starting off with someone that most of my blog readers probably already know, and many have probably even had a beer with - Sean Corfield.

If you don't know Sean, he was the Director of IT Architecture at Macromedia. Sean has had a diverse career including eight years involved with the ISO C++ standardization committee.

More recently Sean has been deeply involved in the ColdFusion community as a speaker at conferences, contributor to mailing lists, and more. Sean lead the team that built macromedia.com using ColdFusion and Flash, it is one of the most trafficked web sites in the world.

You can read more about Sean on his website.

Let's get on to the interview

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