Blog Roundup 30 April 2010

I'm rubbish! I really am... I promise and I promise to keep on top of Blog Round-ups, but I never seem to quite manage it.

I would really like to keep writing this round-ups ever week, but its quite an effort. Can I persuade anyone to co-author these posts with me? Leave me a comment. Drop me an email. Shout me on Twitter.

Anyway, on with the round-up.

Who says there are no ColdFusion jobs?! Ricardo Parente's ColdFusion Developer Network posts several jobs a day from across the globe everyday, so I'm not going to post them all here. Check them out for yourself. Ricardo also post the jobs to his twitter account http://twitter.com/cfdevelopers. If you're from the UK, while you're on Twitter you should probably add http://twitter.com/aqualimeblue. Amber seems to always be looking for ColdFusion developers from the UK and around the globe to fill ColdFusion positions.

If you hadn't noticed Adobe's Creative Suite 5 is now available as Marcos Placona points out on his newly refurbished blog with his Adobe CS5 Cracked post. If I didn't know better I'd think Marcos was trying for a Reachie Award at Scotch on the Rocks at the end of the month. ;) While I'm mentioning Scotch on the Rocks, Andy Allan is asking for help with a survey for SOTR2011!

John Whish has an interesting little post on Why Shared Hosting is Bad. I've always known that it was possible to pick up data from other applications, but you forget how easy it is to abuse that and that you need to protect your clients and your applications.

I really haven't been paying attention... I never noticed that ColdSpring 2.0 is in development and has a home on SourceForge. I didn't even realise that Mark Mandel was leading the development!

Pass by value and pass by reference can often catch developers out; Here's a sneaky one using ArraySet that one of Ray Camden's readers brought to him thinking it might be a bug.

There's a new ColdFusion podcast kicking about. CFBrew is brought to you by a team of developers in an organisation talking about their experiences in development. The second episode deals with starting developing in an Agile environment and using scrums. As this is something that we are just starting to try out I'm very interested to hear how they get on and the problems they encounter and how they solve them.

A couple of other small post from Ray to finish up this round up. Ray dropped a very short blog post on new features in ColdFusion 9.0.1 Terry Ryan mentioned at cf.Objective. He also mentions a cookie bug in ColdFusion 9 that needs voting up to get fixed.

Ooo I nearly forgot!! Pete Freitag has updated HackMyCF to detect a vulnerability in BlazeDS. This is a vulnerability that affects ColdFusion versions 7 through 9, so definitely worth making sure you are patched up. Using John Mason's Merlin Manager or cfUpdater project can help you make sure that your ColdFusion instances are correctly patched.

And that concludes 3 hours of reading and writing to bring you this round-up. I hope you find it useful.

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Good roundup. These are useful and I used to enjoy the one's Kay Smoljak used to post on SitePoint. I know how much work they are...been doing my OSS update for years now. They can be exhausting.
# Posted By Brian Rinaldi | 5/6/10 5:49 PM
Hi Brian,

Thanks for the praise. As it happens I just logged on to get a head start on a post for tomorrow and found your comment. Excellent timing for encouragement. ;)
# Posted By Stephen Moretti | 5/6/10 10:56 PM