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Building Microservices (Designing Fine-Grained Systems) By Sam Newman [+]
Kinky Solutions | 9/29/16 1:00 PM | Books
Ben Nadel reviews the book, Building Microservices (Designing Fine-Grained Systems) by Sam Newman. Coming from someone who knows very little about distributed systems, this book is highly informative, providing a mid-to-high level overview of all aspects of distributed system and team design....

RIA-Fiasco Resolved [+]
Adobe ColdFusion Blog | 9/29/16 12:00 AM | Adobe ColdFusion, Announcements
Many of you are wondering what happened to RIA Forge, and what the plans are to ensure that content is available to the community. We're sorry for the lapse that has happened, and we're still working to fix it.  Unfortunately it will still take a couple of weeks more for this process because of the way things happened with the domain.  However, we do plan on migrating the content to an alternate site soon so we'll update as that comes online. Additionally

Some quick NativeScript tips [+]
Raymond Camden'sBlog | 9/28/16 7:00 PM
After attending (and rather enjoying) NativeScript Developer Day last week, I’m trying to get back up to speed with NativeScript development. I’ve got some demos planned for integration with IBM services that I think will be pretty interesting, but I’m a bit rusty so I’m going through the docs again before I leap into making a new app. I ran into a few things today that are 100% documented, well known, etc, but still

Question: Reconciling One-Way Data Flow With Browser-Based Navigation [+]
Kinky Solutions | 9/28/16 7:00 AM | Javascript / DHTML
Ben Nadel struggles to reconcile one-way data flow architecture with the use (and user expectation) of browser-based navigation and anchor tags. After all, a URL change allows a UI component to drive the state of the application (for all intents and purposes)....

Running MySQL Compress() And Uncompress() Compatible Methods In ColdFusion [+]
Kinky Solutions | 9/27/16 7:00 AM | ColdFusion, SQL
Ben Nadel attempts to implement MySQL's Compress() and Uncompress() algorithms in ColdFusion (on top of Java) using the ZLIB compression library....

The Microsoft Surface Book - Part One [+]
Raymond Camden'sBlog | 9/26/16 8:00 PM
A Disclaimer: Microsoft provided me with the hardware I’m reviewing. They asked me to share my feelings about it in exchange for letting me borrow it. Also, I’m not a professional photographer, so the product shots I’ll be sharing today will be a bit meh. The lovely picture you see above is courtesy of Microsoft. While my very first computer was an Apple (the venerable Apple 2e), I spent most of my “professional” developer life

Recording - What they didn't tell you about Cordova [+]
Raymond Camden'sBlog | 9/26/16 3:00 PM
For those who couldn’t make the NCDevCon (which is a shame, it is a great conference!), here is the recording of my presentation on Apache Cordova and “things they didn’t tell you.” As I say right away in the beginning, everything I cover are absolutely things that folks talk about now, but it’s sometimes missed in the rush to get things done quickly. As always, I love your feedback and questions, just ask in

CFML: "It's alive!". Really now? [+]
Adam Cameron's CFML Blog | 9/25/16 3:00 PM | CFML, Geoff Bowers, Rhetoric
G'day:Yesterday I was "helping" someone on the CFML Slack channel with some challenges they had with CFC serialisation. The conversation turned to ColdFusion's custom serialisers (see an earlier article: "ColdFusion 11: custom serialisers. More questions than answers"), and how pants I think the implementation & entire undertaking of that part of CF11 was. I'll just quote myself (full transcript

Revisited: Creating An Event-Driven Pre-Bootstrap Loading Screen In Angular 2.0.0 [+]
Kinky Solutions | 9/25/16 10:00 AM | Javascript / DHTML
Ben Nadel briefly revisits an earlier post on creating an event-driven pre-bootstrap loading screen in Angular 2; this time, with cleaner abstractions and boundaries that make the implementation more platform-agnostic....

Learning Angular 2: Populating Properties With the Constructor And Using Promise.all [+]
Thought Delimited | 9/24/16 4:00 PM | Angular 2, Angular 2 Learning
Version 0.0.5 of my GuildRunner sandbox Angular 2 application was focused on updating the model object graph of the application (mainly to provide more opportunities for exploring forms), which included the following changes: Removed the A

There's What Your Manager Tells You And Then There's What Your Heart Tells You [+]
Kinky Solutions | 9/24/16 10:00 AM | Lisp, Work
Ben Nadel talks about the importance of spending at least some time every work week solving problems that have a completely intrinsic value....

RIA-Fiasco [+]
Adobe ColdFusion Blog | 9/23/16 5:00 PM | Adobe ColdFusion, Announcements
Many of you are wondering what happened to RIA Forge, and what the plans are to ensure that content is available to the community. We're sorry for the lapse that has happened, and we're still working to fix it.  Unfortunately it will still take a couple of weeks more for this process because of the way things happened with the domain.  However, we do plan on migrating the content to an alternate site soon so we'll update as that comes online. Additionally

cflivedead.net [+]
Adam Cameron's CFML Blog | 9/23/16 12:00 PM | CFMLDeveloper, Russ Michaels
G'day:This is disappointing. cflive.net was an online CFML runner which I used to use a lot to test small bits of code when I did not have a CFML server handy. Or couldn't be arsed starting one and saving code to a file etc.I noticed that the Lucee server it ran was down the other day, and asked Russ about it, and he said it'd likely be down for a while. Today I notice the site is gone completely, replaced with:[...] I am sorry to report, that Host Partn

TIL: Cameron is bloody wrong again [+]
Adam Cameron's CFML Blog | 9/23/16 11:00 AM | Code Puzzle, Isaiah Fisher, John Whish, Ryan Guill
G'day:This is just a short one. I ballsed-up a coupla things in my previous article: "Another Friday puzzle; and the importance of tests that try to break code". It should have also read "and the importance of following the spec". Ahem.So the bit of the question I read was this:The maximum sum subarray problem consists in finding the maximum sum of a contiguous

Moving Core Application CSS Styles Into The Root Component In Angular 2.0.0 [+]
Kinky Solutions | 9/23/16 10:00 AM | Javascript / DHTML
Ben Nadel thinks about CSS ownership in an Angular 2 application and questions how much CSS the index page should actually know about? He also demonstrates how to provide base styles from within the root component....

Score Consulting Online [+]
SOSApps | 9/22/16 9:00 PM | Business
Sometimes we know technology is coming, but we don’t see it coming. On the other hand, it takes too long for it to come for others. Score consulting online is the newest entry into this internet wins. Score Consulting Online Has Arrived Yes, SCORE, the senior core of retired executives, has joined the tech world. While CEOs bring lots of energy to their companies, they are not renowned as a group who quickly adopted technology. At least they did not use to be the ones who got

Fixing The Dropdown / Type-Ahead Menu In Amazon's Kibana / ELK Stack [+]
Kinky Solutions | 9/22/16 10:00 AM | HTML / CSS, Javascript / DHTML
Ben Nadel shares a small bookmarklet that fixes the broken search box type-ahead in Amazon's Kibana on the ELK stack....

Update On Adobe XD For Windows [+]
Ben Forta | 9/21/16 7:00 PM | Creative Cloud
Waiting for Adobe Experience Design (XD) for Windows? Yeah, me too. Andrew Shorten has just posted an update on the subject.

Speaking as Part of the ColdFusion Summit 2016 Customer Showcase [+]
Iterate Me: Brian Klass | 9/21/16 3:00 PM | AWS, Conferences, ColdFusion
This year's ColdFusion Summit features a new track of sessions focused on customer success/showcase stories, which I think is a great addition to the program. I've always enjoyed when technical conferences have real people come out and talk about how they solved problems with a specific technology — problems and all. I don't care a whit for sales sessions where a company says "Our product is *sooo* great, go buy it now, it'll solve all your pr

Creating An Event-Driven Pre-Bootstrap Loading Screen In Angular 2.0.0 [+]
Kinky Solutions | 9/21/16 7:00 AM | Javascript / DHTML
Ben Nadel demonstrates one way to keep a pre-bootstrap loading page open in an Angular 2 application until the application announces itself as being ready for user interaction....

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