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Ignite Your Community

written by Geoff Bowers on Monday, 1 October, 2007 @ 05:40 AM

Looks like I'm on the short list of Ignite speakers vying for 5 minutes of fame in the keynote this week. Am doing a quick piece on how you can contribute to the open source communities you are involved in and really make a difference.

Ignite Your Community

FarCry 4.0 Training Course Released

written by Geoff Bowers on Wednesday, 19 September, 2007 @ 07:58 PM

Daemon has released its FarCry 4.0 training course book under Creative Commons for personal use. That's 122 pages of documentation goodness for would be FarCry developers to peruse.

FarCry Developer Training Course

Getting Flex 1.5 to run on ColdFusion 8 Enterprise

written by Geoff Bowers on Monday, 17 September, 2007 @ 02:04 PM

Recently tasked with getting Flex 1.5 serve up and running on ColdFusion 8 Enterprise with Apache web server. We encountered a few troubles along the way and thought we might jot down some of the issues we faced and what we did to solve them.

mooFlair: AIR based Video Player

written by Geoff Bowers on Sunday, 16 September, 2007 @ 01:49 PM

Patrick Tai, Daemonite, has put together a Flex based media player for the AIR derby called mooFlair. This great little, AIR app lets you browse online FLV movies and even save them to the local machine for off line viewing.

mooFlair FLV Player

Taming the Code at Web On the Piste

written by Geoff Bowers on Friday, 7 September, 2007 @ 04:44 PM

Recently got back from a great week away at Web On The Piste. Was talking on the topic of Code Management and implementing Subversion. I've included my slides for those that are interested. I've been trying to write up thoughts on version control and the like in the blog, so if you see anything in there that takes your fancy drop me a comment and I'll see if I've got a moment to elaborate.

Taming the Code (WOTP)

Subversion: Sorting Out Your Module Structure

written by Geoff Bowers on Friday, 7 September, 2007 @ 04:04 PM

It’s important to understand that Subversion is a system that records and manages file changes. It’s not a prescribed methodology for managing those files. So while Subversion provides the nuts and bolts for your version control system, you need to agree within your own team how you want to manage your code base. This can be a little overwhelming given the sophistication of Subversion and the multitude of strategies for code management it allows.

Subversion: Module Structure

cfpresentation: presenter image tips

written by Geoff Bowers on Friday, 7 September, 2007 @ 02:37 PM

One of the new CF8 tags I want to leverage in my Inspire session at MAX is CFPRESENTATION. CF8 commandeers the old Breeze "presenter" engine for generating Flash based presentations that resemble fancy online Powerpoints. As a trainer for Breeze I picked up a few tricks that apply to making the most of this interesting new feature of CF8 -- namely the correct image formats to be included in CFPRESENTER.

cfpresenter: image examples

Inspire Session: FarCry Core is More Than Just a CMS

written by Geoff Bowers on Thursday, 6 September, 2007 @ 12:05 PM

Been working on an entertaining demo of what FarCry Core is really all about; building web applications. If you're at MAX be sure to check out my Inspire session on Wednesday after lunch. I'll be around for the week, talking up ColdFusion and the whole FarCry caper.

FarCry: Rich Text

modCaptcha: A Lylacaptcha Plugin for FarCry

written by Geoff Bowers on Monday, 6 August, 2007 @ 09:02 AM

Sparked by the desire to run my blog in FarCry, and being inundated with blog spam, I've cobbled together a nifty little plugin for FarCry called modCaptcha that uses LylaCaptcha to generate a captcha formtool.

MayoClinic.com Relaunches on FarCry 4.0

written by Geoff Bowers on Sunday, 5 August, 2007 @ 08:31 PM

One of the largest FarCry sites in the world has relaunched on FarCry 4.0: mayoclinic.com. The daemonites are proud to have played some part in making this colossal online repository of medical know-how a success. Project lead, Phil Truesdale, highlights some of the benefits of moving to 4.0.