ColdFire Update

Yesterday the Firebug team released Firebug 1.6. This version has quite a few updates and bugfixes, but there was also some refactoring done to core components that broke ColdFire. Luckily the Firebug team does a good job with branching in their SVN repo so it was easy enough to compare Firebug 1.5 to 1.6 and make the necessary updates to ColdFire. So, if you have updated to Firebug 1.6 and noticed that ColdFire stopped working, go download the new ColdFire 1.6 and you should be good to go. Note that this release only updated the ColdFire Firebug extension so there should be no need to update any of the ColdFire debugging templates on your ColdFusion servers. As always, if you have any issues please report them on the RIAForge project page.

Solr Indexing of ORM Entities: SolrEntity

ColdFusion 9 introduced two new features, Hibernate based ORM and Solr full text search indexing, however using the two together never seemed as easy as it could be. In the Java world you have Hibernate Search or the SolrJ client, both of which allow you to easily include an entity in a Lucene/Solr search index via simple annotations. Taking those projects as inspiration I came up with SolrEntity, a base component that implements ColdFusion ORM event handler methods to manage indexing of an entity via simple annotations (custom metadata attributes).

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