Should I Use ColdFusion XML or RegEx

I've been working with xml feeds lately, and I've stumbled across some irritating issues with ColdFusion, or perhaps it all revolves around programmer error.. naa! Things were rolling along smooth with xml. I pull in the feed, XmlParse(), then XmlSearch(). XPath was making life easy. Then comes that overgrown batch …



Put CalDav Events to Calendar in PHP

Toying around with php and pushing events at first seems a bit advanced. However after some digging around it turns out to be quite simple concept. First you must create a string containing an iCalendar format. Then push the contents of that file to the server with fsockopen or curl …



jQuery Litelighter - Light Weight Syntax Highlighter

Need a super light weight syntax highlighter for jQuery? This is it, jQuery Litelighter. It's extremely small, and very easy to use and extend. It has a fully functional api. It comes with two themes built in, and 4 languages: Javascript, Html, CSS, and Generic C-like syntax for C, C …



jQuery Powertable - Move, Show, Hide, Fix Table Columns

jQuery Powertable is a jQuery plugin to help spice up your tables. Of course there are a lot of table plugins, but this plugin gives you all the power, yet stays out of the way for you to style. Complete with a full api to remotely manage your table, you …



Finance.js - Financing, Loan, Interest Javascript Library

Accounting.js, meet Finance.js. Thanks to the excellent Car Bounce App, a handy new javascript library is now available. Similar to accounting.js, finance.js tackles other money topics: Financing, Loans, and Interest calculations. So what can Finance.js do? It may be easiest to describe a simple situation …



Using Subqueries as Fields in CakePHP

From time to time when querying the database, you have to break the mold. CakePHP gives many options when it comes to complex conditions, but sometimes you need to push the boundaries. Recently I needed to return a subquery as a field name. It wasn't a high demand query, so …



Impromptu 4.0 is More Eventful

The avid Impromptu enthusiast will be much pleased with the advancement of using events. Not only does 4.0 bring more events, it also brings better events. First and foremost I must point out there is a change to the state's submit parameters. The first parameter is now an jQuery …



Easily Run ColdFusion on Linux, Mac, Windows

Open Blue Dragon has come a long way in a short period of time. They now offer a super fast way to get ColdFusion up and running on pretty much any machine for developement. On top of that it comes with a nice GUI. So how easy is it? Just …



Postgres Gets JSON Type in 9.2

Pretty exciting news that Postgres will be getting a JSON type in 9.2. I have to admit I rarely stray from the standard numeric, string, and timestamps, but this could be very useful. I could see this being used similiar to how some setups serialize php sessions for database …



Install PHP Pear Spreadsheet in Ubuntu and Mint

If you've ever had to work with spreadsheets on a linux system, you may have stumbled across the PEAR Excel Spreadsheet Writer. Its a quite useful too, but installing it on your system may be a little misleading. Here's the quick rundown: # install php-pear sudo apt-get install php-pear # install PEAR …