WebDevelopment, ColdFusion, Railo, JS, Database and Tech-related by the Co-Founder and CEO of tunesBag.com

Monday, 23 February 2009

CFFEED not usable due to missing timeout property

I've always used CFFEED in order to read newsfeeds (e.g. display recent blog postings on the homepage); now we had serious problems with non-responding feeds - and as it seems there is no workaround (see posting by Ben Nadel as well). As solution I decided to go back to cfhttp and simple parsing of the XML document.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

"Corrupt table" errors (ColdFusion 8, mysql)

We have to do a lot of caching in order to keep the performance of tunesBag.com, so cached queries are very important for our website. During the last two days a lot of "corrupt tables" errors showed up in the log and first I thought about a mysql database issue of course. It's a bug in ColdFusion, however, so in case you run into the same error use this hotfix: http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb402583

I've updated our live servers and I hope we won't see this error again.