November 2009

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Even Better CF DB Error Messages

A few weeks ago I posted about fixing CF's DB error messages so that they include query params you passed as well as the raw SQL of the query.  I also supplied a patch for detail.cfm so your SQL renders in a PRE tag for better readability, but didn't make it general enough to handle [...]

I Had a Doubt (About CFGroovy2 and Ehcache)

A couple months ago I added Ehcache support to CFGroovy2 as an alternative to the simple HashMap/WeakReference caching that had been there since it's inception.  I waffled a little bit at the time, but it seemed like the right thing to do.  I've changed my mind, and removed the Ehcache functionality in the latest build.  [...]

imageTranslateDrawingAxis is Your Friend

I briefly mentioned imageTranslateDrawingAxis in my previous post about Fusebox flowcharts, but wanted to provide a more self-contained example of how it can be used to great effect.  The idea here is to draw a house with a window, and to do it in a relative manner, rather than an absolute manner.  Consider these two [...]

Fusebox XML Flowchart Generator

Fusebox XML Flowchart Generator

About a week ago someone posted on the Fusebox mailing list looking for a way to generate flowcharts from his Fusebox XML files.  Adalon was suggested, but it didn't do quite what he was looking for.  So I sunk some of my spare time into building such a tool, and even managed to refrain from [...]