Wednesday, May 30, 2007

ColdFusion / .NET Integration


.NET Feature — ColdFusion/.NET Integration — As both a .NET programmer and ColdFusion developer, I always wondered how I could leverage the world of .NET in ColdFusion. Both platforms come with powerful features and using them together might be a wonderful friendship, if one could only make them cooperate. There are two worlds out there and none of them is an island.

Hey, very neat article from .Net Developer's Journal.  And great timing, as I'm right in the middle of converting our company's main product from ColdFusion 7 to .Net.  I'm actually quite impressed with this article for a few reasons:

  1. It doesn't take the easy route and say "Just do web services" (although it does throw that idea a mention right on the first page).
  2. It's not just an advertisement for ColdFusion 8 (Scorpio) which is apparently going to have even more .Net integration.
  3. It shows how to integrate with .Net 3.0, so it's right up to date with the latest technology.

I've already forwarded it to my team and look forward to printing it and reading it in more depth on the train to work tomorrow.

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katie said...

I like your blogs. most of its way over my head but i found them because i was trying to do a search for what type of database apple uses for ipod (im assuming its oracle since thats the database apple uses and apple classifies returns with ipods as being ora 1------ string of numbers, although i'm not too sure if this information is true, its just something i have pieced together, improperly or not i dont know, as im not a comp tech). anyway i liked your blog about the ipod and your music disappearing. you sound cute! bye

Duane said...

Thanks for the comment, Katie! I wish I knew the answer to your question - you mean what's the file format that Apple actually stores on the ipod itself? I'm not sure I understand what you're asking.

katie said...

hi again. well my question is, this. am i correct in assuming that when your ipod has a problem, lets say it turns on but then you cant get past the main menu (i dont own an ipod , not cuz i dont like them, just dont need one) so you take it into the store cuz u bought an extended warranty from best buy lets say. to find out whats wrong and send an RMA back to apples returns, someone tech must plug the ipod into the computer and run a diagnostic test (or plug it into something but i'll assume its a computer of some sort) now, the database that collects the data from the ipod and decodes and transmits the error to the end user, is it not oracle? now my assumption is only based on the fact that all of the returns sent to the apple warranty return center each have a UPC (which i think, when scanned provides documentation of the legitimacy of the RMA although this could very well be wrong) and also on the UPC it has an Ora1 12345678... string of numbers (not necessarily in that order of course). So what i did was i started to google the Ora error codes by searching for "ora 11234" essentially taking the 1 from ora1 and adding the first 4 digits of the numbered set. Not understanding much about what each error message pertained to since they all dealt with SQL stuff, I came to the conclusion that perhaps the remaining string of numbers for the oracle error code applied to a specific internal error with regards to the ipod. only trouble was i could never find any codes or evidence to support that last sentence's theory.
And I'm sure by now you have asked yourself why the heck I'd be interested in this in the first place, and I must say that my only interest in this whole thing is validating this theory that I came up with- or seeing how off key it was. My boss bought a bunch of returned ipods and he got horribly ripped off because all of them were in incredibly bad shape. IMO he should have read the auction more carefully, but in any event, I had a feeling that due to the condition of these ipods (one of the returns looks like a post-nuclear bomb target), the lot was obviously "cherry-picked" despite what the auction claimed. Then i noticed the UPC and the ora1 code and began to notice that a lot of the numbers had slight corresponding patterns to them and then i started my google search. i tried to explain it to my boss, he was extremely skeptical to the whole thing and while he might have believed a small portion of it he definitely thought the majority of my ideas were conspiracy theories. that made me a little irritated because then i started second guessing all that I thought and although in the scheme of things *it doesn't matter* but I've invested so much time into it and i'm beginning to question if my mind is really geared to go off the deep end as opposed to rational conclusions. Well, I'm always asking "why" so I do know that when i think i have some clue about something i have no clue about then i run with it. This time, like i said, knowing nothing about ipods or oracle i was wondering how far i took these so-called "conspiracy theories" of mine. this is a long post. i hope you like reading.

katie said...

i just read that you're married.. awwwwwww :( well i'm probably half your age anyway

Duane said...

Hi Katie,

Ah, now I understand. I don't think that you're seeing Oracle error codes, since those refer to errors with the database itself (for instance, trying to store a word in a column that has been marked as numbers only). There's no reason why an Oracle error would appear on anything that the customer sees.

If you want some fun, try running the diagnostics on your ipod yourself:

And yes, I'm married. Sorry! :) You think I'm cute, you should see my kids.

katie said...

if you have a son how old is he?