Matthew J. Clemente

Following my previous post about setting up FusionReactor on Docker Swarm, we encountered an issue with deployments failing to report. After a dozen or so emails with the fantastic FusionReactor support team, everything is working again. Here’s what I learned.

Dec 14, 2018
3 minutes

Moving a standard ColdFusion installation to Docker Swarm requires rethinking - and frequently rewiring - portions of our infrastructure. Today, that means reconfiguring how we deploy FusionReactor to monitor our applications.

Nov 21, 2018
6 minutes

It’s not difficult to use ColdFusion spreadsheet functions (e.g. spreadsheetNew() and cfspreadsheet) in Lucee. Nevertheless, I managed to make a handful of mistakes while implementing them. I’ve catalogued my missteps here, along with the approach that actually worked.

Nov 05, 2018
3 minutes

This will be old news - very old news - for some people. Today I learned the “other” way to add images to a Markdown document; instead of writing them inline, you can embed images reference-style.

Oct 22, 2018
2 minutes

I was very fortunate to attend my second Adobe ColdFusion Summit this year. Prep for speaking at the conference is one of the reasons I haven’t been able to blog recently - I presented an updated version of a previous talk: send.Better() - Giving Email a REST (slides here).

Oct 03, 2018
1 minute

One of the issues you need to tackle when deploying Lucee containers is automating the installation of server extensions; there are a few methods, each with its own tradeoffs. To the current list of approaches, I’m adding docker-lex-install, a CommandBox module I wrote to handle this process.

Aug 17, 2018
5 minutes

This post started as an investigation of how best to extract text from a PDF; it then turned into an exploration of PDFBox, lead me down the rabbit hole of PDF sanitization, and ultimately resulted in developing pdfbox.cfc.

Aug 06, 2018
6 minutes

This is the first post in a series about setting up and deploying Docker Swarm for production. We’ll lay the foundation for future work by using a simple shell script to set up our servers on DigitalOcean.

Jul 15, 2018
10 minutes

I haven’t had a lot of time to blog recently. Why? In a word: Docker. At work we’re moving toward a fully containerized stack, from development to production, so I’ve needed to spend every free minute trying to learn the ins-and-outs of container orchestration. Two initial takeaways: 1) it’s still not as easy as it could be, and 2) it’s not as hard as some make it out to be.

Jun 27, 2018
3 minutes

Ok, the title isn’t entirely accurate. The process discussed here isn’t so much “building” a module as “adding ColdBox functionality” to an existing ForgeBox package - boxifying it, one might say. I’ve never built a ColdBox application, but I’ve been increasingly interested in the framework, so this was a helpful and straightfoward first step toward better understanding it.

May 23, 2018
10 minutes