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

Future of CFML is at OpenCF Summit

Next months OpenCF Summit is coming up fast and we are looking forward to getting there and speaking with you all. Our sessions are shaping up very nicely
Friday, 13 January 2012

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

Does Adobe really care about ColdFusion? Doubt it

Adobe is chipping away at ColdFusion 10 apparently. Is this the last swansong of a dying company? Of course it is. Anyone who thinks otherwise is deluded
Wednesday, 21 December 2011

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

Small update on OpenBD 2.0 progress

OpenBD 2.0 is just around the corner. We've been working hard on the last remaining issues with the Google App Engine integration then we will be blessing it and sending it out in the wild
Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Adding Java Logging to CFML via logger()

CFML now gets access to log directly down to the core Java Logging framework through the new logger() function. Get contextual logging complete with level attributes.
Sunday, 27 March 2011

OpenBD CFMAIL gets call back handler

OpenBD gets a callback handler to CFMAIL to identify when emails are successfully sent or failed
Thursday, 3 March 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

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

OpenBlueDragon: The Manual

Welcome to the first steps of the OpenBD manual, a resource to get started and learn all about the wonders of CFML and how you can utilize it in your enterprise and webapps
Tuesday, 1 June 2010

OpenBD CFML Debugger Released

Proud to release the initial version of the CFML Debugger for OpenBD. You will never develop CFML the same again. Easy to install and use you'll be stepping through your CFML code in minutes.
Monday, 22 March 2010

Does our CFML language need a CFML Specificaiton?

The CFML language was crying out for a specification for a long time, but is it really still relevant? Who gains from it, and who loses from it?
Tuesday, 16 February 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

Dynamic Datasource Manipulation for OpenBD

Using dynamic datasources just got a whole lot easier with OpenBD by the introduction of 3 new functions to help creating dynamic datasources infinitely easier.
Friday, 1 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


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