Entries Tagged as 'Libraries'


Finding Wide Images with CF8's Image Functions

Tags: ColdFusion | Libraries


Posted on November 06, 2009 by Daria | Comments (1)


Ok, so I know I'm a little behind the curve, but I've finally been given free reign to use ColdFusion 8 specific tags and functions at work. Issues with a major application during the first testing caused the upgrade to be delayed by 10 months. We finally have an upgraded date so I can start thinking in CF8 instead of CF7. Woot! I was so excited by the first problem I solved that I thought I'd share it.

Problem: The Free Library of Philadelphia has an ever growing Digital Collections database of digitized items from their Rare Books and Print and Picture Departments.  Currently I am preparing a new collection of almost 4000 images from the Maps Collection.  The images will be zoomable and some will even be geolocated and fit into a mosaic with current Google map street overlays.  We use a batch conversion tool to create the web ready images and thumbnails to display in the search results.  The problem is the first few batches were converted with incorrect settings and some of the images are too wide for the site.  Unfortunately I discovered this after converting the rest of the collection so I needed a way to find only the ones that need to be redone.

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Learning OO in ColdFusion

Tags: ColdFusion | Libraries | Object Oriented (OO)


Posted on September 20, 2009 by Daria | Comments (9)


I've been coding in ColdFusion since 1996, since version 2. When I see the old yellow books i get nostalgic. 9tear: Co-workers encouraged me to start my own business in 1997 and I spent 10 years happy and content in my 5tagger universe.

Now I'm a web developer for the Free Library of Philadelphia, a site that gets 20 million hits a month on average.

I've seen the light and am braving the object oriented (OO) world. This is the documentation of that transition.