About Raymond Camden

Raymond Camden, ray@camdenfamily.com

Raymond Camden is Vice President of Technology for roundpeg, Inc. A long time ColdFusion user, Raymond has worked on numerous ColdFusion books and is the creator of many of the most popular ColdFusion community web sites. He is an Adobe Community Expert, user group manager, and the proud father of three little bundles of joy.
Update to LighthousePro/JSON/Spry Post

Yesterday I blogged about how I moved Lighthouse Pro over to JSON using CFJSON and Spry. In general it worked nice and gave me some size savings on the data, but I had run into one problem.

Yahoo’s Search SDK Updated

So I’ve been ranting and raving about how we need to make this the year everyone knows about ColdFusion.

Well, I am very happy to say that Yahoo has just updated their Search SDK, and guess what language makes a brand new appearance??.

Yep – that’s right. COLDFUSION! Sorry to "yell" but I’m just that happy about it. The SDK includes both a simple search example and my ColdFusion Yahoo package.

Form Post in Spry
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Last week or so I blogged about doing form postings with Spry.

Debugging Tip for Flex/ColdFusion

There are multiple methods of debugging applications, including the very cool FusionDebug, log files, ServiceCapture, and the debugging rolled into Flex Builder 2 itself.

MySQL Administration via ColdFusion
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A user asked me if it was possible to backup and restore a MySQL database from ColdFusion.

Warn a User About a Session Timeout with Javascript
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A coworker asked me this so I thought I’d whip up a quick example.

Flex/ColdFusion Mystery and a Very Simple Answer
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I was working on a Flex project when I hit a brick wall. I had a very simple form.

FlashVars in Flex
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Last month I wrote an article about how to use FlashVars in a Flex application.

Frames and Model-Glue

Dan asked the following question about frames and Model-Glue:

Data Saving in Case of Browser Crashes

So a few days ago I posted a question on the BlogCFC blog about whether I should add “crash protection” to the BlogCFC entry editor.

How Many Rows of Data to Use with Spry

Bob sent in an interesting email to me:

Spry: Custom Columns

A few days ago I posted a link to a few new Spry demos including one that shows how to build custom columns in Spry.

The Oddness (and Evenness) of Spry 1.4

Ok, I’m not sure if “evenness” is really a word, but if Steve Colbert can make stuff up – so can I. Before Spry 1.4, Spry supported a simple way to apply different CSS styles to datasets rows to support even/odd colors.

Session Metrics w/ Application.cfc

A few months ago I blogged (How ColdFusion can save your business) about how you can use the onSessionEnd feature of Application.cfc to track the success of your ecommerce site.

Spry 1.4 Released!

The site still says 1.3, but you can now download Spry 1.4.

Where You Put Your CFERROR Tag Matters
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Chalk this up to the “I can’t believe you never saw this before” file.

MySQL’s Regular Expression Support

Many months ago I reviewed Ben’s MySQL Crash Course, an excellent book that discusses MySQL at a very high, quick to read level.

ColdFusion/Spry Kit Proof of Concept

So – in case folks are curious – I now have both a dishwasher and the Internet back at my house. I feel like I’ve returned to the modern world. (Yes, I’m spoiled.)

ColdFusion WebSphere Portal Toolkit
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Once again Adobe is using the Labs site to release new software in development – this time a ColdFusion toolkit that integrates with WebSphere Portal Server.

Spry Built-in Variables for Datasets

This is mainly for my own reference – but as I always have trouble finding it – I thought I’d share.

ColdFusion and Server Monitoring

Unlocking the CF Server Black Box

Adobe MAX: Keynote Review
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Hey – I’m posting the first part of my keynote review now as the net access is a bit flakey. I will update this entry with an edit later in the keynote.

How can ColdFusion Save Your Business?

Ok, please forgive the overly dramatic title, but I want to talk about something pretty darn important and I wanted to get your attention. Does your site have an e-commerce feature?

Using Coldfusion to Make an RSS Feed
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I was planning a simple tutorial on how to create an RSS feed. This would be a very simple and direct “Do This”, and not “Here are the ten thousand versions of RSS” type of article, but Pete beat me to it.