Alan Williamson's personal output as a Java Champion, BlueDragon Founder, J2EE Architect,
Large Scale Cloud expert, Author, Speaker, and Internet Guru

Integrating MongoDB with CFML:Java on OpenBD

Using MongoDB from within CFML has just got a whole lot easier thanks largely to the efficiency and speed offered by the new 'cfscript lanaguage=java' interface layer in OpenBD
Sunday, 5 December 2010

Writing CFC's using pure Java

You can write CFML CFC using tags and cfml-script, but now, you can also write them in Java, straight on the page. Added a whole bunch of extra goodies to the cfscript language="java" support.
Saturday, 6 November 2010

OpenBD CFML with inline pure Java with cfscript

I've updated the core OpenBD CFML CFSCRIPT implementation by adding support for pure Java to be used. If you can hit refresh on a browser then you can do Java development!
Sunday, 24 October 2010

Rendering Server Pages using JQuery and CFML

I have updated the CFML Javascript plugin for OpenBD to now support frameworks, such as JQuery, that allows us to render server side pages using CFML and JQuery
Monday, 1 February 2010

CFML CFC Function Declaration's in Javascript

Declaring CFC's in Javascript is now possible with CFJS and OpenBD.
Tuesday, 1 December 2009

CFJS - Server side Javascript available for playing

The first alpha server-side Javascript plugin is now available for playing with. Still much to do, but the first release gives a view of where we are heading and the possibilities of where we can go.
Thursday, 26 November 2009

Server side Javascript with CFML

I have been developing a plugin that enables Javascript to be used within CFML apps. Instead of coding CFSCRIPT blocks, you can use pure Javascript and get at all the CFML richness underneath. This is an introduction to that effort.
Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Java 5 dies - mourning a revolution

Java5 officially dies today. Let us mourn the passing of a revolution in Java development and look at the legacy he leaves us.
Friday, 30 October 2009

A Simple Java class for Amazon SimpleSQS

A very simple POJO Java class for accessing all of the features of Amazon's SQS web service. Full API support. No dependencies. Just use it!
Monday, 31 August 2009

A Simple Java class for Amazon SimpleDB

A very simple POJO Java class for accessing all of the features of Amazon's SimpleDB web service. Support for all new methods including select, and batchputattributes. No dependencies. Just use it!
Friday, 10 July 2009

Part 1 of my interview

I was recently interviewed for on the wonders of cloud computing and java
Friday, 20 March 2009

Elastic Bamboo 2.2 utilising Amazon EC2 for faster builds

Atlassian has just released their new version of their continuous build integration suite, called Elastic Bamboo. This is a way for you to automatically and scale out your build and testing requirements by using Amazon's EC2 platform.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Goodbye Macworld, Apple bites the hands that feeds it

Good night Gracie, Apple has left the building. Developers are probably the most important part of any products eco-cycle, this is the last group of people you want to upset. Can you imagine Java without JavaOne? Unthinkable.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Single Java class for accessing GoGrid

GoGrid is an alternative cloud platform to the likes of Amazon. They too have an API allowing you to build your own UI. If you want a complete single no-fuss Java class to control GoGrid, then look no further.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Profiling Netbeans within Amazon Ec2

Kirk Pepperdine has started to move his benchmarking knowledge to the world of clouds. We are going to start seeing some real reports as one of the worlds leading Java performance tuning experts turns his attention to the world of clouds.
Thursday, 16 October 2008

Updated Simple Java API class for Amazon SimpleDB

Access Amazon's SimpleDB via a Java class that has no other dependencies or external libraries. Code as it should be. Uncomplicated and works.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008

From deep within the bowels of SUN

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the SUN campus, where I was given a tour of a lab that makes James Bond's Q lab look like a childs room. We've forgotton what SUN actually do. Maybe they have too.
Thursday, 7 August 2008

Windows 3.1 on a Nokia N810

Running Windows3.1 within your nokia N810 internet tablet, and if thats not enough, how about Linux inside an applet inside your browser?
Friday, 18 July 2008

Speaking at CloudCamp London

If you are going to be in London next week, then pop along to the CloudCamp meet up, to discuss all the latest going on's in the world of cloud and ondemand computing
Monday, 7 July 2008

About Alan Williamson

Alan Williamson is the Technology Evanaglist with SpikeSource. He is also the original architect behind BlueDragon (a Java based CFML engine) and Blog-City (a blogging community built using BlueDragon). He writes, he talks, he codes!
Saturday, 10 May 2003


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