Jason Heaslet

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Debugging. That necessary evil that none of us dare turn on in our production environments unless it is absolutely necessary. We all wonder what all that stuff does don't we? Well, let's investigate what some of it does, and what it means. I have read through numerous scenarios, mechanisms, and tools to help in debugging my CF applications. What I have found is that a combination of some default debugging information, as well as some custom code, is generally the most appropriate solution. I certainly found the short section about the Administrator API on page 38 of the "Configuring and Administering ColdFusion MX" manual a very welcome read (yes, some people actually do read the manuals, it's sad really). Several years ago Macromedia had an excellent class for "Performance Analysis and Tuning." If you are lucky, you can still find the course materials floating ar... (more)

ColdFusion and Crystal Enterprise Integrations

This document is a primer. It's designed to inform you, the reader, of what can be done and what to consider before attempting integration. It's not riddled with proprietary code that describes exactly how to do integrate between ColdFusionMX and Crystal Enterprise. Why ColdFusion and Crystal Enterprise? Reporting is not just some set of documents with some data on it. It can be so much more. Reporting is at the core of every business. Most developers believe that their applications drive their business. However, reporting is the core deliverable and it's the very heart of every b... (more)