Matthew J. Clemente

Building on my previous post, which covered writing a basic custom command for the CommandBox CLI, I put together another video, detailing how to pass parameters to your command.

Mar 14, 2020
1 minute

I posted a video, walking through the process of building your first CommandBox custom command. If you're not familiar with this aspect of CommandBox, I think you may be surprised how quickly you can build your own CLI commands.

Mar 02, 2020
1 minute

I'm not a database guru or SQL sherpa, but from time to time I do fill the role of de facto DBA. The following are some notes and observations from a recent, successful, migration from Microsoft SQL Server to PostgreSQL. Is it everything you need to know? Absolutely not. But there are some points and resources that will hopefully be helpful.

Feb 04, 2020
8 minutes

Hindsight being 20/20 makes the lesson of this post appear comically obvious, but as the underlying issue took a while to track down, I thought it worth documenting. The embarrassing TLDR; is that you should make sure that your Redis cache is appropriately sized for your session data or you might end up with errors that are difficult to debug.

Jan 21, 2020
3 minutes

One of the appeals of open source software is that anyone can contribute. When you encounter a problem with an open source project, beyond simply reporting the bug, you have the means of resolving it - anyone can send a PR. Having recently gone through this process with CommandBox, I thought it might be helpful to share the steps for contributing.

Dec 12, 2019
5 minutes

Well, the title feels a bit like word soup, but I think it's accurate. When I got started with Lucee, containers, and external cache providers, I blogged about using Memcached. At work, we've since shifted our stack, and now primarily use Redis for caching.

Nov 14, 2019
6 minutes

Just a quick note about generating XLSX (Excel) files with ColdFusion, which basically amounts to me regurgitating the documentation. It's a small change in code, but the reduction in spreadsheet file size can be considerable.

Oct 11, 2019
3 minutes

I had the opportunity to present two sessions at this year's Adobe ColdFusion Summit in Las Vegas - the first on Docker Swarm, the second on CFML API wrappers. While I'd given both previously, these were updated versions - there's always room for improvement and changes in this space can happen with disconcerting speed.

Oct 08, 2019
2 minutes

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These are the four mathematical operations I was taught during my childhood education, and their operators, +, -, *, /, are very familiar. I was not taught %, the modulus operator, which I recently discovered can be quite useful and interesting in its own right.

Jul 12, 2019
9 minutes

Okay, so this is slightly embarrassing, in that I'm writing about a "feature" that was added in ColdFusion 8... so, over 11 years ago. I'm talking about the compound assignment operators: +=, -=, *=, /=, and %=.

Jun 14, 2019
2 minutes