Friday, July 22, 2011

Free Sci-Fi & Fantasy stories for e-readers

GigaNotoSaurus (the webzine, edited by Ann Leckie) publishes one longish fantasy or science fiction story monthly. Longish meaning longer than a short story, and shorter than a novel.

Not another adventure using DotNet with ColdFusion via the side agent

Adventure: SVN fails to update the code when deploying to a server
Remember to stop the ColdFusion .Net service when doing an svn update. It hangs onto the DLL like candy in a 3 year old's hand. Stop the service, svn update, start the service. You should build this into your deployment process if you are able, ANT, powershell or batch files work well.  Or you could use those nice MS deployment tools. We'll get there but we're still converting.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Yes, more adventures using DotNet with ColdFusion

Adventure: Method not found!
When you get the error "method was not found", pause and take off your CF typeless hat and put on the hard typed language hat. The one with the big HTL on it. Even though in CF a number might be a string, the java proxy will convert it to a number. I was trying to set a CF variable holding a number into a dotnet property of type string and kept getting the "method not found". After a javacast to string it worked. The java proxy must have hard typed it to a numeric.