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

Have a happy new CFML year as OpenBD 2.0.2 is released

OpenBD 2.0.2 has been released to celebrate the coming of a new year. Lots of great new additions to it that will help the CFML develop excel
Sunday, 1 January 2012

OpenBD v2.0 is released

OpenBD v2.0 is released with over 250+ additions/fixes/improvements. Lots going on with this release.
Friday, 11 November 2011

A few OpenBD goodies - catch all email and JQuery like Selector

Use the power of the JQuery like selection and manipulation model at the server side in CFML. CFMAIL gets a new feature to let you catch all outgoing emails.
Saturday, 25 June 2011

OpenBD Desktop; the easiest way to develop CFML web apps ever

Developing CFML web apps for both standard and Google App Engine just got the easiest it ever has. Point'n'click execution with our unique Desktop App.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Jetty Desktop Launcher

JettyDesktop is a simple Java GUI to easily and quickly run up Java Web Apps within the Jetty environment
Wednesday, 29 December 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

Blackberry App Store: Have you been digitally robbed?

Have you been out of pocket due to a faulty blackberry app? Did you pay for something from the Blackberry App Store and have no where to go? Want to hear from you.
Monday, 31 May 2010

Blackberry App Store money laundering for developers

The Blackberry App Store is a perfect place to have your 3rd rate applications distributed with no chance of recourse if people complain. Perfect place to make money and screw the mobile consumer
Sunday, 30 May 2010

JQuery Lined TextArea plugin

A simple JQuery Plugin that adds line numbers to a standard HTML TextArea box
Wednesday, 6 January 2010

CFML Documentation core to Open BlueDragon

A revolution has begun, with the introduction of live CFML (JavaDoc like) documentation for OpenBD functions and tags. Never again, will you forget or misuse a function.
Sunday, 15 November 2009

Why get involved with open source?

I was recently interviewed, with many others, on my views on open source and why i got involved. A fascinating review of what many different people feel and how they react.
Friday, 3 October 2008

java.lang.InternalError at sun.misc.URLClassPath$JarLoader.getResource()

After chasing down a bizarre class exception, that was very little to do with the exception being thrown, Grizzly once more roars into success.
Monday, 23 June 2008

Open BlueDragon Steering Committee Interview Series - Nitai

We would like to introduce you to a new member of the Open BlueDragon Steering Committee, Nitai.
Monday, 26 May 2008

An 'open source' model airline - Ryanair

Ever wondered how Ryanair can fly people for free and still turn a profit? O'Leary, takes the open source software model and applies it to the skies. A genius or a mad man? You decide.
Monday, 26 May 2008

Open BlueDragon Steering Committee Interview Series - Andy Wu

In the last of our interviews with the BlueDragon Steering Committee, I am proud to present, the man that probably knows the code base the best, Andy Wu.
Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Open BlueDragon Steering Committee Interview Series - Matt Woodward

We are coming to the end of our series of interviews with the Open BlueDragon steering committee. I am proud to introduce Matt Woodard.
Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Open BlueDragon Steering Committee Interview Series - Alan Williamson

In our continuing series of interviews with the Open BlueDragon Steering Committee, it is my honor to introduce myself! The Steering Committee got the opportunity to hit me with questions. Discover what was on their minds
Monday, 21 April 2008

Introducing the Open BlueDragon Steering Committee

It is my honor to announce the first ever Open BlueDragon Steering Committee. Meet the people that will be shaping and mentoring the next chapter in the CFML history books.
Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Open Source BlueDragon, what does it mean for you?

With the announcement that we are taking BlueDragon J2EE and moving to an open source GPL license, what does this really mean for the CFML developer, the CFML community and the overall web scripting market?
Tuesday, 11 March 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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