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Scotch on the Rocks 2011 Day Two #sotr2011

Keynote
Mark Drew and Gert Franz of Railo
It's up to you to be proud of CFML, don't apologise for it ! Tweet it, blog it ! You cant convert .Net, PHP users, only tempt them.
But likewise, we should try other stuff and tell everyone the 10% you like about Scala or whatever. You might end up with them in ColdFusion (or Railo !). Incentivise your colleagues, especially the 9 to 5'ers.
Price and performance is not an issue any more for ColdFusion, been around for ages but updated every single year.

Scotch on the Rocks 2011 Day One #sotr2011

Keynote (Adobe)
Terry Ryan
Terry started off by saying that 5 years ago, we built websites with 2 simple tiers. Now have a web application, and tablet, and mobile, and each in many versions.

Goal directed design article

The next article in my series on user experience design is now up on the corporate blog : What users really want

Quick note on upgrading Fedora Core 12

I notice other people as well as me are getting an error when doing a 'yum' based upgrade (with distro-sync) from Fedora 12 (to 13 or 14).
The error is along the lines of "/lib64/libdb-4.7.so from install of compat-db4 conflicts with file from package db4-4.7.25-13.fc12".

For me, the fix was to upgrade just rpm and yum, then the rest. I couldn't upgrade rpm and yum without removing kudzu, but apperently the kernel does Kudzu's job now anyway.

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Installing Flash CS5 will break your Flash debugging in FireFox and Flash/Flex Builder

Sometimes I am amazed that two parts of a single company can't work together.

Today was a classic example - I needed to install Adobe's Flash CS5 authoring tool, and already had a debug Flash player installed in FireFox. I also use Flash Builder for debugging Flex in the standalone player.

Installing CS5 broke both these things ! Why CS5 felt the need to mess, without asking or apparently thinking, I have no idea.

The fixes were fairly easy, but shouldn't have been needed.

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