- October 2, 2013
- Railo at CFCamp 2013!
We are very happy to be back this year as Platinum Sponsors of CFCamp! This is always a very fun and informative conference for us to go to and we are really looking forward to seeing you there! As in previous years, the majority of our team will be at the event and we are looking forward to letting you know about the latest developments that we have been working on.
Railo 4.1 – Release
The release of Railo 4.1 introduces a long list of new features and syntax changes which we will be presenting in our keynote at CFCamp. Don't miss the session since Railo 4.1 will make your life a lot easier.
Super Secret New Project!
Just in time for CFCamp we will be announcing a new project that we have been busy working on for the last few months that should really help Railo Server administrators. We can't wait to let you know all about it, but you will have to wait till CFCamp.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for tickets at CFcamp.org and we look forward to seeing you in Munich in two weeks. You can use the promo code CFCRailo in order to get a 10% discount on your ticket!
- May 14, 2013
- Railo Teams Up with Daemon in Asia Pacific to Create Professional Service Excellence
LONDON, UK, May, 11, 2013 — The Railo Company Ltd; creators of the Open Source Railo Server and a leading global provider of CFML products and services and Daemon; a well established web development company based in Australia, announced that they are teaming up. Through the partnership, joint customers can rely on Daemon to support Railo Server throughout the APAC territory.
Railo Server uses a mixture of tag and script syntax to deliver the easiest yet the most powerful of web languages. Based on the CFML standard, Railo provides an easy way to build Java EE based web applications without the complexities of Java.
The partnership forms a centre of technical excellence and a Sales and Marketing alliance between The Railo Company and Daemon. Gert Franz, CEO of The Railo Company, said:
"We’re delighted to have Daemon on board to help us develop Railo’s presence in the ASIA Pacific region. The partnership is an important message to the CFML community and is important in spreading the global message that CFML and Railo continues to build a strong global presence."
Geoffrey Bowers, CEO of Daemon commented:
"We are thrilled by Gert Franz’ vision for the development of CFML and Railo Server by creating an ideal and natural partnership with Daemon."
Mr Bowers added:
"As experts in CFML and Railo Server development, we look forward to providing professional services and consulting around performance optimisation, development, frameworks, training, as well as project management and delivery, your team can benefit from the knowledge and experience of the talented Daemon team."
About The Railo Company
The Railo Company (http://www.getrailo.com) is simply one of the world's leading CFML companies. Based in the UK, and with offices in Switzerland and the USA, Railo is backed by an active development community as well as investment from members of the Bold Alliance in Europe and Blue River, Inc. (the geniuses behind MURA CMS) in the USA. For more information, visit http://www.getrailo.com
Formed in 1996, Daemon Pty Limited is a leading wed development company in Australia. Daemon has created bespoke, beautiful Web solutions for more than a hundred renowned Australian companies and government organisations. Many of these companies have worked with Daemon for multiple Web projects and are repeat customers. With Railo Server, Daemon’s clients can look forward to supporting a growing number of CFML clients throughout the Pacific-rim. For more information, visit http://www.daemon.com.au
For more information:
The Railo Company Ltd
Mr Andrew Johnson
VP Business Development
Tel: +44 20 3289 2900 (London)
- March 14, 2013
- Railo 4.1: Explicit Datasources in Application.cfc
In Railo Version 4.1 we have put some thought into making your applications portable. One of most obvious things that comes to mind as a requirement for an application is defining the datasource(s) that it needs.
Already you can define the name of a datasource you are using by doing:
In version 4.1 we have enabled you to define the WHOLE connection string to the datasource in the Application.cfc file. The easiest way to see this is to actually create a datasource connection in the Railo Web Administrator. Once you have done that click on the "Edit" datasource button:
Then, at the bottom of the Edit Datasource screen you can see the snippet that you can use to actually define this datasource in the Application.cfc, for example:
You can now copy and paste that into your Application.cfc: delete the datasource from the administrator and use the "mydatasource" datasource as you would have done anyway!
The generated example above is the "native" way that Railo needs datasources defined. But this is not all, we have a "simpler" way to define datasources, and that is by giving it the fields you would expect in the administrator. So for the above example (where we used the class and connection string) we can also define it with the field names you would expect:
Default and Inline Datasources
Defining default datasources can also be done by using the
this.defaultDatasourceparameter. You can then either refer to a datasource you have defined: or create a datasource within the parameter itself :
Finally this is also true for ORM settings. You an define a datasource within your
Side note about passwords:
You might notice that the password is encrypted in the "
password" attribute. This is shown by the "
encrypted:" prefix to the long string of code. What Railo has done is get your password and encrypted it. Making it safer to use within your code.
Of course, you don't have to use encrypted strings. you can inou can replace the clear text password if you like rather than using the
Have fun with Railo!