Review your reliance on npm libraries and CDNs

Technology

In case you haven't heard yet, npm broke a significant chunk of the Internet yesterday. 


JavaScript Automation, Part III - Configuring Grunt Tasks

CLI, JavaScript

Having installed and configured Grunt in Part I and Part II of our series on automating JavaScript builds, we proceed to the heart of the matter - configuring Grunt tasks to automate away the tedium of building our JavaScript client app from source files.


JavaScript Automation, Part II - Configuring Grunt

CLI, JavaScript

Building complex JavaScript front-ends is complicated. Grunt can help you improve your code/debug lifecycle by automating a lot of repetitive tasks that otherwise take up a lot of your time. If you are not familiar with Grunt yet, read Part I - Setting up Grunt. Once you have Grunt installed in your project, proceed to the next step - Grunt configuration.


JavaScript Automation, Part I - Setting Up Grunt

CLI, JavaScript

if you work on single-page apps and other JavaScript-centric Web development, you quickly learn that the code-debug cycle in client-side JavaScript is anything but automatic. In these kinds of environments, you end up with enough code that several things happen ...


Linux-compatible Wi-Fi USB adapter

Technology

Need a Linix-compatible Wi-Fi adapter that "just works"? The JUE302 from j5create might be just what you were looking for. Read on ...


Reading file creation time in CFML using the java.nio.file package

ColdFusion, Java

CFML has lots of nifty time-saving features that make it a great language for developing Web applications. Every now and again, though, you will find that there are things you can't get to directly in CFML. In these cases, we drop down to Java for our solution. How? Read on ...


Using the provider namespace in ColdBox/WireBox with JavaLoader

CFML, ColdBox, ColdFusion, Lucee

Injecting classes in ColdBox via WireBox is generally pretty easy, but it can become complicated depending on what you need to inject, and where it needs to be injected. Sometimes you need the advanced functionality of the provider namespace to make it work. Sound interesting? Read on...


Updated Script to Start and Stop Lucee and Nginx on OSX

CLI, Lucee, Nginx

You may have seen my previous post on creating a shell script to start and stop Lucee on OSX.  I have updated the script to use a non-root user to run Tomcat. Instructions included, read on ...


A Proper IDE for the new Lucee scripting language

CFML, Lucee

IntelliJ is losing CFML support. What does that mean for CFML programmers, and what might a good next-generation CFML/Lucee IDE look like? Read on ...


Real-time server debug info using NodeJS, jQuery, Websockets and Logbox

CFML, Java, JavaScript

Have you ever been working on a web site and wished you could get the server-side debug information without all the tedium of browsing log files or dumping debug information in the UI? Using Logbox and Websockets, you can do just that.


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