Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bolt - The New ColdFusion IDE


This is out!!! A new ColdFusion IDE has been announced at MAX 2008 in day 2 key note. This Eclipse based IDE for ColdFusion development has been codenamed as “Bolt”.

Features of Bolt

• Object Relational Mapping auto-configuration

• Application Code Generation

• Server management

• Easily extensible through the Eclipse framework

• CFML, HTML, Javascript, and CSS Syntax Highlighting

• Code assist for tags, functions, variables, and components

• Code folding

• Snippet creation and management

• Outline viewing

• RDS Explorer for files and databases

• Line-level Debugging

More features to come…

Join the Bolt Prerelease Program -

Friday, September 19, 2008

Latest jpedal.jar for cfprint issue

The latest jpedal.jar is updated to fix the cfprint issue.


When using CFPRINT to print a PDF with bitmap (.bmp) images, a border is created around the outside of the image


  1. Stop ColdFusion.
  2. Go to the appropriate directory for your installation:
    • Server Edition: cf_root\lib
    • Multi-Server Edition: cf_root\servers\cfusion\cfusion-ear\cfusion-war\WEB-INF\cfusion\lib
  3. Backup the jpedal.jar.
  4. Download the updated jpedal.jar and save it to the location listed in step 2.
  5. Restart ColdFusion.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New CF Bloggers

Few members of the coldfusion team have started blogging.


Jayesh - 


Sandeep -



Friday, May 30, 2008

ColdFusion Exchange

ColdFusion exchange is a place to share/download hundreds of easy-to-install extensions, time-saving functions, code and more.

Since the CF Exchange was not being moderated, For quite some time now, this had been quiet. I have become one of the moderators and I can assure you that this is going to be hectic once again.

Go ahead and upload the exchange.



Friday, May 9, 2008

MXNA is now Adobe Feeds...

The MXNA has now been replaces with Adobe Feeds.

It is up and running on faster servers, ColdFusion 8.0.1.


Check it out here -



Monday, April 21, 2008

Populate and Merge multiple pdf forms

If you need to populate multiple PDF forms and then merge them together... Here is how to do that.


<cfset sourceform1 = "#ExpandPath('formsamples/expense_claim_form1.pdf')#">

<cfset sourceform2 = "#ExpandPath('formsamples/expense_claim_form2.pdf')#">
<cfset resultfile1 = "#ExpandPath('result1.pdf')#">
<cfset resultfile2 = "#ExpandPath('result2.pdf')#">
<cfset flatfile1 = "#ExpandPath('flat1.pdf')#">
<cfset flatfile2 = "#ExpandPath('flat2.pdf')#">
<cfset finalresultfile = "#ExpandPath('finalresult.pdf')#">
<cfset myname1 = "source_test1">
<cfset myempcode1 = "source_code1">
<cfset mylocation1 = "source_loc1">
<cfset mymgrname1 = "source_mgr1">
<cfset mymgremail1 = "">
<cfset myname2 = "source_test2">
<cfset myempcode2 = "source_code2">
<cfset mylocation2 = "source_loc2">
<cfset mymgrname2 = "source_mgr2">
<cfset mymgremail2 = "">
<!--- Fill up the pdf form1 ---> 
<cfpdfform source= "#sourceform1#" action="populate" destination="#resultfile1#" overwrite="true">
 <cfpdfsubform name="form1">
  <cfpdfsubform name="expense">
   <cfpdfformparam name="name" value="#myname#">
   <cfpdfformparam name="empcode" value="#myempcode#">
   <cfpdfformparam name="location" value="#mylocation#">
   <cfpdfformparam name="mgrname" value="#mymgrname#">
   <cfpdfformparam name="mgremail" value="#mymgremail#">
<!--- Fill up the pdf form2 ---> 
<cfpdfform source= "#sourceform2#" action="populate" destination="#resultfile2#" overwrite="true">
 <cfpdfsubform name="form1">
  <cfpdfsubform name="expense">
   <cfpdfformparam name="name" value="#myname#">
   <cfpdfformparam name="empcode" value="#myempcode#">
   <cfpdfformparam name="location" value="#mylocation#">
   <cfpdfformparam name="mgrname" value="#mymgrname#">
   <cfpdfformparam name="mgremail" value="#mymgremail#">
<!--- Flatten the filled-up pdf forms first. --->
<cfpdf action="write" source="#resultfile1#" destination="#flatfile1#" flatten="yes" overwrite="true">
<cfpdf action="write" source="#resultfile2#" destination="#flatfile2#" flatten="yes" overwrite="true">
<!--- Now merge the flattened forms. ---> 
<cfpdf action="merge" source="#flatfile1#,#flatfile2#" destination="#finalresultfile#" overwrite="true">


Friday, April 18, 2008

ColdFusion 8.0.1 Japanese is Live!!!

Adobe has released the Japanese version of ColdFusion 8.0.1
You can download it from here...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

AMP Goes Live!


Announcing the new Adobe Media Player!


Adobe Media Player (AMP) is a next-generation desktop media player and management application. It provides high quality video playback of streamed, downloaded, or locally stored Internet TV shows and video podcasts.


Users can subscribe to Internet television shows and other online video content, have them download automatically in the background, and later view them on demand. AMP's user interface optimizes the user experience, allowing users to easily enjoy finding and viewing their favorite shows.


Download AMP today, play with it, and then tell your friends about this exciting new product.



Below are some of the key things that you and your friends and family will enjoy:


- All of your favorite content, all in one place. Create your own personalized catalog of television shows, movies, podcasts – even include videos from your local hard drive.

- Discover new content. Adobe Media Player features a broad catalog of shows from the leading media companies and networks, as well as independent producers.

- Watch what you want, when you want – anytime, anywhere. Adobe Media Player supports both online and offline viewing.

- High-quality audio and video. HD-quality video is supported in Adobe Media Player, even at full-screen resolutions.

- Simple user interface. Adobe Media Player is designed to be intuitive and easy to use.

- Let content come to you.  Adobe Media Player automatically downloads new episodes of shows or podcasts that you subscribe to. 



Friday, April 4, 2008

ColdFusion 8.0.1 is out!

The ColdFusion 8.0.1 bits are live. The updater codenamed as "Gemini" can be downloaded immediately from
ColdFusion 8 Update 1 (CF 8.0.1) has some minor bug fixes and it also adds support for new operating systems(including 64bit) and some extended functionality (attributeCollection).

Monday, February 18, 2008

what is flex?

A simple definition to "what is flex" would be: Flex is a way to make/create SWF files!
Flex is a way to create SWF files that run in Adobe Flash Player. It is a development paradigm that compiles to SWF. It really is that simple but often we make the definition much harder. Just like Flash can create SWF files, so can Flex, but the way you develop is completely different.
Flex is built for developers and not for animators; it has been written for software developers and the paradigm matches the development methodology you already know. If you know Java, C, C++, C#, Delphi, VB, PHP, ColdFusion, Python, Ruby, you can learn Flex with little effort. The goal when Flex was created was to make a development paradigm that developers could learn easily matching the methodology they already know yet create SWF files for Flash Player (and now AIR). Flex has classes, components, a compiler, a debugger, class libraries, and uses XML (MXML) for declarative markup of components. The ActionScript programming language is based on ECMAScript 4 (the language standard behind JavaScript) and has full support for the ECMA XML scripting standard E4X. It also has most of the UI components that you already use ( like button, list, datagrid, combobox, and tree) but it also supports containers like HBox, VBox, TabNavigator, TitleWindow and many others. If you have written software before you can learn Flex easily. Better still is that Flex is compatible with all HTTP servers, version control systems, and any server side programming language, so the knowledge you have of servlets, php,, or JSP is really handy. Flex just lets you program the client side in a paradigm you already know and understand.
Flex is built for making applications... rich client side application behavior. It has not been built for making web pages, banner ads, or server side logic it has been built for creating client-side applications that run over the Internet talking to remote servers. Flex has been used to make some really great apps like Buzzword (Document Editor like Microsoft Word but in the web), Picnik (Photo Editor/Manager for touching up your best snapshots), Oracle Sales Prospector (An enterprise ERP application.) The real key is that these examples provide an application experience just like desktop software that run on the web (Adobe Flash Player) and on the desktop (Adobe AIR)

In summary, Flex is a development paradigm that allows you to write software for the web and desktop that many people can use compatibly today. It leverages the tools, servers, and development models that you already know and allows you to write the next generation of software compatibly.
Another definition would be: A development platform that is revolutionizing how the world writes and deploys software!

PDF output in XML format

Using ColdFusion 8 you can extract data from a PDF form and in XML format.


To get the output of a PDF file to an XML format, you can use the “read” action of the cfpdfform tag, as shown in the following example:


<cfset sourcefile = "#ExpandPath('../formsamples/UpdatedApplication.pdf')#">
<cfpdfform source="#sourcefile#" action="read" xmldata="mydata">
<cfdump var = "#mydata#">


Advantages: To save disk space, you can delete the PDF file and maintain the data in a XML data file.


Keep the blank PDF form of the source file, you can use the populate action to regenerate the PDF file.



Tuesday, February 5, 2008

ColdFusion 9 Survey

As a part of the research for Centaur (ColdFusion 9) , we have created these two surveys . 
Adobe ColdFusion Survey
Platform and Vendor Support
Please take some time out to fill up the surveys.