Using the Builder Pattern in ColdFusion - Concrete Examples from SendGrid.cfc

My latest side project has been developing SendGrid.cfc a CFML wrapper for the SendGrid API (v3). This post isn’t about the API or SendGrid.cfc though; it’s about the Builder Pattern. Apparently this approach to handling complex objects is well-known in the Java world, but I had not encountered it in ColdFusion before. So, if you’re new to this design pattern (like I was), or you just want to see a real-world application of it, read on…

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A Complete Beginner Runs Adobe ColdFusion on Docker (Mac)

This is the third in a series of posts about getting started with Docker. In the first I set up Docker on my machine; the second covered running ColdFusion on Docker (with Lucee). My next step was to tackle Adobe ColdFusion (ACF), which turned out to be easier than anticipated.

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A Complete Beginner Runs Lucee on Docker (Mac)

I just got Docker up and running, and now I want to use it to run some of my actual ColdFusion code. I’ve primarily worked with Adobe ColdFusion (ACF), but at this point, the most prominent Docker development for CFML is being done with Lucee, so I’m going to use that for my initial attempt.

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A Complete Beginner Gets Started Using Docker (Mac)

Our team is planning on moving to Docker in the coming months. After attending a number of Docker-related sessions at cf.Objective() this past week, it seemed time to get my hands dirty and actually start working with it. The following is a painfully simple walkthrough of the steps I took to go from zero-to-Docker.

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Updated Considerations When Validating Email with Mailgun

Well, they say that all good things must come to an end, which turns out to be the case for Mailgun’s free email address validation API, a service about which I’ve spoken highly in the past. In a June 27th blog post, along with new features, they announced a usage based pricing model. So, what’s changed? Should you still probably be validating your email with Mailgun? The answer, as usual, is that it depends.

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