I'm not entirely sure why, but I've had a sudden urge to write a blog round up! So here we go :
I'm on fire!! A blog round-up two weeks in a row!!
I read and pick the entries for the blog round in Google Reader. There are currently 101 subscriptions listed there, but I'm always happy to add more if someone would like me to consider their blog posts for inclusion in these sporadic updates. You can see the 101 already added listed on my blog roll page.
Lets crack on with the round-up.
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.
To kick start my reading of blogs I've started listening to podcasts again.
I used to listen to ColdFusion Podcast and Weekly, but unfortunately they are now deceased, so I had a bit of a search and asked around on Twitter. Here's the podcasts I'm now listening to and a few thoughts.
This blog round up is somewhat later than I had intended, but for good reason. I've been waiting for a couple of blog posts to emerge into the public domain, so that I could include them in the round up. I can't impress upon you how important it is to read these posts.
Sorry..... Its been a very very long time since I posted a blog round up.
I recently moved my blog from hosting on my PC at home to extremely cheap Coldfusion 8 hosting with Hosting A to Z and I've updated to MangoBlog 1.4 with a new site theme, so I've decided its time I got my act together and started posting again.
Previously I wrote a number of weekly blog round up of the 100 or so blogs I'm subscribed to, but I've let it get all out of date and I've not been reading as much as I should.
Ack! I really should keep up with these things. I've been reading through a couple of new blogs, looking at extJS and playing with Sun's GlassFish as a possible alternate java server for ColdFusion.
Well, Gary Fenton joked that I should change my blog slogan to "I read 100 blogs so YOU don't have to!", now I actually do read 100 blogs! Well 102 to be precise! hmmm make that 103... No idea why, but Adam Lehman's blog wasn't on my list!
Errrmmm... Happy New Year! :D Sorry for not keeping up with my blog round-ups.
I've been looking at my HUGE back log of blog entries and thinking I should do a round-up and then being too daunted by the task. So finally last week I decided to go back to the 26th of January and only read those blog entries and round-up from there and then mark everything as read!
Now that have a sensible number of blog entries in Google Reader I'm finally starting to read them again, so here goes nothing!! ;)
ColdFusion Conference Stuff
There's also been a flurry of blog post on how to install the various ColdFusion engines on a variety of environments.
The marathon blog round-up! 390 blog entries to have a read through!
A lesson in never leave a job you should be doing today/tonight until tomorrow!
I'm never going to be able to go through all those posts in one sitting so I'm going to start with the batch of software releases that have been going on the last few weeks.
So lets dive in!
Matt Woodward notes that Open Office 3.0, which I mentioned previously in my round posts, has been released.
Ray Camden released version 1.5 of SpoolMail with a couple of feature enhancements. If you don't know what SpoolMail is - its handy for when you're developing email feature in application and need to see what is going into the mail queue without them actually have to be sent to real people.
Ted Patrick announced the release of Flash Player 10 and gives a quick overview of the new features. Matt Woodward notes that the Linux edition of FP10 was actually released at the same time, which is a rare event!
Transfer 1.1 Final was release by Mark Mandel. If you're stuck with a pre v1 copy of Transfer you really must get updated to the 1.1 version. The performance enhancements are superb, along with the addition of new features such as cache monitoring and object proxies and the stack of bug fixes makes this release a must. If you're on the transfer list you may have noticed me making a bit of a tit of myself, but finally something has clicked and I've spent the last few days having the most fun doing development than I have in a while. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy writing CFML, but its always nice to do something that is different to your usual routine and makes you feel all warm inside. ;oD I should probably note here that Mark Mandel has done a CFConversation with Brian Meloche.
Are you an open source developer? Do you work with databases? Then you might be interested in Aqua Data Studio 7. Todd Sharp notes that they offer free licences to open source developers.
The chaps at Broadchoice have been busy releasing and updating their very cool looking AIR application "Workspace". I really should sign up for a beta account. I wonder if it comes with free "more hours in the day". ;)
Ray Camden must be making use of those "more hours in the day", because in his relentless application development he's released an update to Lighthouse Pro along with everything else he working on.
Adobe have released a hotfix for ColdFusion 7 and 8 that adds multipart support to cfhttp to support changes with the Google and YouTube APIs.
Well I think thats about all the software releases I can find. My blog entry count is down to 318 and my head is swimming. Time to get some sleep. Please let my son sleep the night through so I get more than 4 hours sleep!
Tomorrow night - "Blog Round up 5 Nov 2008 - In other news". ;)