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

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

JQuery Lined TextArea plugin

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

Google Web Toolkit Applications (Book Review)

The book 'Googel Web Toolkit Applications' from Ryan Dewsbury is an excellent read for the GWT developer. Filled with rich complex examples exploring all the areas of the GWT API.
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Google's GWT continues to amaze and delight

Google's GWT framework is just a beautiful piece of software engineering. Providing a wonderfully reliable layer over Javascript makes coding reliable and cross-browser Javascript applications a breeze. We have begun to integrate GWT into OpenBD
Monday, 9 June 2008

Creating a Gadget for Google Desktop

Creating a Google Gadget for use with their desktop tool is a piece of cake. Here I look at the overall process.
Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Safari Dom Exception 5 - setAttribute() gotcha

Over coming a small gotcha with Safari and the setAttribute() function in Javascript. Be wary of the underscores.
Tuesday, 27 March 2007


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