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ColdFusion 10 now in public beta

Posted by David Faber on February 17, 2012

Good news courtesy of Adobe’s ColdFusion blog.

Of particular interest to readers of Search Smith might be the Solr enhancements in ColdFusion 10. The CFSEARCH tag will now support custom fields above and beyond custom1, custom2, etc., and will also have an orderBy attribute for sorting. I take this to mean that not only has Adobe extended the capabilities of the CFSEARCH tag but also removed the comments around the custom field definitions in the default ColdFusion schema.xml file. What is not clear is whether one can search the contents of those custom fields automatically (i.e., without specifying the field name in the query). There are also some limitations.

The Data Import Handler for indexing data from a database also looks interesting.

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Departing from the confines of CFSEARCH

Posted by David Faber on January 11, 2012

Here are the beginnings of a series of blog posts on using Apache Solr with ColdFusion:

http://fusion.dominicwatson.co.uk/categories/Solr/

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the author has made any further posts on the topic. However, the first post, Departing from the confines of cfsearch, may be helpful in showing how Solr can be used on multiple platforms (ColdFusion, Railo, BlueDragon); while the second post, Installing Solr with Tomcat, may be helpful for those who want to set up a Solr server independently of ColdFusion.

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ColdFusion 10 – Coming Soon?

Posted by David Faber on January 3, 2012

Sounds like it! I think most people will probably be pleased that JRun is going away. I’m not an insider by any stretch of the imagination, and I don’t have access to the CF 10 (or is it CF X?) beta, so I’ll continue blogging on CF 9 for the foreseeable future, assuming there are topics that aren’t adequately covered elsewhere.

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