CACFUG Ant Presentation

  • March 14, 2012
  • David Epler

Last night I gave a presentation Ant Ain’t Hard to the Capital Area ColdFusion User Group. It was the first presentation I have done in years for a user group and really enjoyed doing it. I also would like to thank Phill and Sandy for having me present and everyone that was able to attend.

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Unofficial Updater 2 for ColdFusion 8

  • April 18, 2011
  • David Epler

So earlier this month, I wrote What does a fully patched ColdFusion 8.0.1 Server look like? which outlined my frustration and problems with the way Adobe currently releases hot fix and security updates for ColdFusion. Ultimately, my conclusion was that Adobe needs to release Update 2 for ColdFusion 8. While it felt good to write it all up, it didn’t solve the basic problem of getting a fully patched ColdFusion 8.0.1 Server. I still have to update multiple servers and applying all the published hot fix and security updates in order by hand just isn’t an option. It is too time consuming and error prone.

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Hiding password input in Ant

  • November 12, 2009
  • David Epler

When writting Ant scripts I always have Ant prompt for passwords be it for SVN, SFTP, or anything else that needs to be logged into. Typically would have the following:

<input message="Please enter SVN password:" addproperty="svn.password" />

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