Part 4: Railo+MariaDB on Fedora 20 on a Windows Host with VirtualBox

This fourth article in the series will introduce a few ColdFusion tags and demonstrate how to use ColdFusion to select database records. The next article will demonstrate how to insert, update and delete records. The first article in this series demonstrated how to setup a Fedora 20 VM. The second article discussed installing MariaDB on the VM. The third article illustrated installing Railo and connecting to the MariaDB datasource.

Part 3: Railo on Fedora 20 on a Windows Host with VirtualBox

This is the third in a series of articles on how to install Railo (ColdFusion) and MariaDB (MySQL) on a Fedora virtual machine (VM) using VirtualBox.  The first post discusses the creation of a Fedora VM. The second post discusses the installation and setup of MariaDB. In this post we will cover the installation and setup of Railo including connecting to the MariaDB datasource.

ColdFusion: Less Code, More Results

The primary reason why I prefer ColdFusion over other web app languages is the efficiency afforded in the programming stage. ColdFusion is a genuine Rapid Application Development (RAD) language. For example, to run a database query and draw a pie chart using the Google Chart API, takes about 20 lines of code and does not require additional libraries such as jQuery. Here’s an image of the pie chart generated by the code below.   The following code […]