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Sql Server Deadlocks are a huge topic. Simply, they occur when data is updated by two different processes at the same time, prior to committing a transaction. It can also occur on a read whilst a write is occuring on the same data. This is usually created by inefficient code, holding open a transaction longer than […]


November 5, 2012 - 8:54 am
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We now have a solution to update each of our customer sites on our devserver. We installed ANT on the server to the default directories and then called the undocumented cfant tag via ColdFusion. Installing the necessary files to get the SVN task working isnt hard, you simply download and drop these files into the […]


July 5, 2009 - 9:48 am
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We have been working on a couple of projects that use dynamic image maps. We had an issue that crashed IE6 and IE7 when a certain combination of links were clicked on. The scenario is that a user is presented with a map of Australia and clicks a state. We take that click, and return […]


June 29, 2009 - 9:11 am
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When trying to find out what a DLL does, and what methods it has inside, us ColdFusioneers were at a bit of a loss. There is almost zero experience in this world in our team. Until we came across this very handy tool Lutz Reflector. Simply, it introspects dll files and .NET components for you, […]


June 25, 2009 - 9:22 am
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Following on from other posts, we continue to improve our build files for deployment of client sites. Our latest addition is the sshexec task for clients using Linux or a LAMP environment to host their site. Our build files move the code out of SVN, zip it up, commit the build record back to SVN, […]


June 19, 2009 - 9:24 am
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How to use agrep, a windows based version of the linux command line grep tool. This example comes from finding lines related to a message in smartermail log files. Lets assume we are trying to find an email and track the actions our mail server did for that email. First I am going to filter […]


June 17, 2009 - 9:28 am
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I am bored with Vista, and the Windows 7 RC came along at about the right point in time (The annual Windows reinstall was due), so I decided to take the plunge. It’s a bit of a risk for primary work machine, so I prepared everything late on Friday, pulled DVD’s for software out, and […]


June 13, 2009 - 9:23 am
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We recently came across a project where our client, a holiday listing site, wanted to integrate with a third party information provider. Not a problem we said! It turns out that the .NET webservice was something like we had never seen before. There were no arguments or datatypes, just an input of some XML against […]


June 6, 2009 - 9:16 am
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We have been fiddling with getting CF to call a self updating ANT script. There are a few articles around about the undocumented cfant tag. Getting cfant to run a build file is not all that hard, we loop over the sites in our dev server directory, check to see if a build file exists […]


May 8, 2009 - 9:42 am
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