May 19, 2003
CVSMonitor - keeping an eye on the karma
Stumbled across a superb piece of CVS mastery -- this CVSMonitor thing is CVS Nirvana. I've searched high and low for something half decent and this exceeds all expectations.
Posted by modius at 11:20 PM
May 12, 2003
Composer still trounces Flash
There have been several notable attempts at a decent Flash HTML editor. However, for anything but the most trivial content management, Flash really can't handle HTML very well. Composer offers renewed hope for a cross-platform rich text editor.
Posted by modius at 12:03 AM
May 05, 2003
Multi-step Forms with Process Logic Paths
Managing the state of a multiple-step form process in web applications remains a tricky problem. Traditional approaches involve passing hidden form elements or complex strings of URL parameters to ensure the form knows what has been submitted in earlier steps. The PLP was an innovation of the old Spectra content management framework that allowed you to maintain very complex form state information, even restoring a forms state if a user loses their connection.
Posted by modius at 11:41 PM
May 03, 2003
Dumping the JVM when CFMX Bombs
Earlier versions of CF made it pretty difficult to work out what was going on under the hood when the server went into a flap-spin. Java on the other hand provides some useful tricks to deciphering what's happening when the server bombs.
Posted by modius at 01:11 AM
CFMX Garbage Collection
If CFMX seems to be chewing on your memory you might put out the garbage to clean things up. The Java runtime accepts several flags that allow you to modify the behaviour of the underlying garbage collector.
Posted by modius at 12:48 AM
Geolocator for CFMX
Where in the world? Paul Hastings has taken another crack at determining where a user's coming from based on javainetlocator...
Posted by modius at 12:30 AM
May 02, 2003
FireFly: Invasion of the Body Snatcher
Downloaded and installed FireFly components on my machine, looks interesting except that I have major problems with my copy of Flash. Launching it means a 5 minute plus wait while it consumes 97% of CPU. Once it's running it's fine. I've got no particular need for it right now so I tried an uninstall which fixed the problem immediately.