ColdFire, Now With Railo Support

In honor of Mark Drew's visit to the Philly CFUG last night, and Sean Corfield's announcement about the new Railo beta today, I've just posted a new version of ColdFire with a debugging template for Railo. This is a beta release. For more info on installation and what's supported in this release see my blog post on the RIAForge site.

New ColdFire Release

Just a quick post to let folks know I've just uploaded a extension only update for ColdFire which fixes a stored procedure related issue with the DB Queries tab. Check out the RIAForge site for more info.

New ColdFire Release

I just uploaded a new version of ColdFire to RIAForge. This release is an extension only update so there is no need to update the server bits.

Here is a quick rundown of what is new/fixed:

  • Total execution time is now shown on general tab.
  • Users can choose to have the execution times tab show the totals at the top, using the new "Exec Time Totals on Top" option.
  • Fixed issue where components with no methods would break variables output.
  • Fixed user preferences (selected options) so that they are now persisted.

Also, one thing I noticed while working on this release is that the variables tab does not correctly display child components. If you have a component that extends another component, you will only see the methods defined on the child component and the display will not indicate that the component extends another component. I'll have to look into what can be done to fix this, but in the meantime it is something to be aware of if you depend on ColdFire to give you the API for a component.

As always, keep the bug reports and feature requests coming.

ColdFire 1.3

Yesterday uploaded the latest 1.3 release of ColdFire to RIAForge. Since it has been awhile since I've blogged about ColdFire here, I thought I'd take some time and share the new features that have been introduced in the 1.3 version of ColdFire.


ColdFire Now Listed on Firebug Site

Just a quick post to say that, thanks to a nudge from Ray, I finally got ColdFire listed on the Firebug Extensions page.

Debugging Flex with ColdFire

Recently I went back to doing Flex work and one of the things I immediately missed was ColdFire. So I decided to take a look to see what could be done to get my favorite debugging tool working with CF powered Flex applications. Turns out it wasn't all that hard. First though, check out the video below to get an idea of what I'm talking about. (Sorry, no sound as I recorded this at work.)


ColdFire (and


Last night I released a new version of ColdFire, This is an extension only bug fix release which:

  • fixed issues with execution times tab summary rows (issues 42 and 44)
  • fixed issue with variables tab (issue 43)
  • improved multiple tab support.


I also realized I never announced the previous release on this blog. That release had quite a few improvements and new features which I'll detail below.


ColdFire and a CF to JSON Gotcha

A new version of ColdFire is up on RIAForge. This is an extension only update that fixes a bug related to JSON serialization/deserialization of queryparam values.

The problem was reported and fixed by Shane Bradly. He noticed that he was not seeing the SQL for some of his queries in the ColdFire Query tab. His investigation found that passing a numeric value for a text queryparam type such as cf_sql_varchar or cf_sql_char caused the following JavaScript in the ColdFire extension to fail:


Speaking at the ColdFusion Unconference

Just a quick post to announce that I'll be speaking about "Debugging ColdFusion Web Applications using Firebug and ColdFire" at the ColdFusion Unconference. If you're going to MAX this year and want to find out more about what Firebug and ColdFire can do for you, come check out my session.


I just posted ColdFire to RIAForge which fixes a couple of recently discovered bugs. For details check out the ColdFire site.

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