BlueDragon Live!

Well, I'm happy to say that I just deployed my first BlueDragon app to production this evening. It's not much (couple hundred KB), but it's up and running on BD 6.2 Beta. I discovered a whole slew of bugs as I put it together (it was a ~5 day sprint of late nights), but nothing [...]

Will It Never End?

So, BD 6.1 Beta solved most of my problems with CFCs. I'm on cloud nine, and I'm finally getting some work done. It's not perfect, but none of the other bugs were really more than inconveniences (for instance, it gets grumpy when you mix full CFC paths with pathless references to CFCs in [...]

User Error!!!

So my problem from last night where CFCs wouldn't work on the URL turned out to be a conflict between CFMX and BlueDragon. I don't have CFMX installed on my box any more, but when I uninstalled it, it left a couple Axis config files in a WEB-INF directory. BD, being the well-behaved [...]

BlueDragon Update (a nice one!)

After getting blasted by the NewAtlanta folks in private (which I don't deny I deserved), I thought I should add some more context for my previous posts about BlueDragon.
First, I'm using BD 6.2 Beta, so bugs are to be expected, and in that sense, I don't really have any grounds for complaining when things don't [...]

The Dragon is at it Again

I was just about to come say how happy I am with BlueDragon 6.2 in comparison to how I was two weeks ago. I've had great success working with my framework and getting it moving along nicely. But, then I started on the frontend of a project I've been working on separately, and [...]

More BlueDragon Fun

I've been continuing to work with BD 6.2 beta, and having pretty good success. There have been a pretty substantial number of bumps along the way, but none of them have been show stoppers, and it is a beta offering, so it's not supposed to be perfect. All in all, things are going [...]

BlueDragon Update

Well, after a couple days of using the BlueDragon 6.2 beta, I haven't found any major problems with it. There have been a few little bugs, but nothing show stopping yet. As well as the CFC location issues that were driving me nuts, they fixed the issue with calling overloaded Java methods.
In 6.1, [...]

BlueDragon 6.2 Beta

I downloaded and installed BlueDragon 6.2 Beta this evening, and as if by magic, the error messages disappeared, and for the first time in quite a while, I actually got a request to run from top to bottom without an error message!! Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised.
At the very least, I should [...]

More BD Fun

I'm mentioned a couple times before that I'm working on an abstract persistance framework loosely modeled after CMP entity beans (of EJB fame). Understandably, this requires some fairly complicated CFC work, including dynamically generating new CFC files and such.
However, BD seems totally unable to handle anything but the simplest of CFC usage, and I'm [...]


I partially retract my anti-BlueDragon wrath of a few days ago. Turns out BD installs a key into a NewAtlanta-specific registry file, and doesn't bother to remove it when it gets uninstalled. So to reinstall, you need to go manually remove the key from the registry file. The file is located at [...]