Friday, September 12, 2003

Parsing RSS with CFMX

I came up with a code sample to parse RSS with CFMX today based on a question about CFMX XML functions on my local CFUG mailing list. It should do ok with RSS 2.0, and 0.91, and also well formed RSS 0.92. It won't work with RSS 1.0.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Open Up RDS

A recent thread on CF-Talk asked if anyone had documentation for the RDS protocol, or if anyone had tried to crack it. RDS works over http, so its possible to just use a protocol analizer to capture the communication between CF Studio, or Dreamweaver and the ColdFusion server. While that is possible, the best solution would be for Macromedia to simply document how it works. I suggest that you send in a request to the ColdFusion wish form

I use RDS a lot, and you can use it securly if you use it over SSL. I would like to be able to connect to RDS from a Linux desktop, as well as from other IDE's such as JEdit, and Eclipse.

Friday, September 05, 2003

PostgreSQL and ColdFusion

Jochem van Dieten has a good resource on the PostgreSQL for ColdFusion developers. It has things such as queries to list tables, DDL for creating client varaible storage tables, and other tips and tricks. Check it out if you haven't played with PostgreSQL or even if you have.