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Hashing Passwords - Coldfusion tutorial
After being criticized for my last post about 2 way encryption of passwords i have decided to write a post about hashing your passwords. As was pointed out in my last post this is a more secure way of keeping your password data safe.
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CFPARAM and How to Uncheck a Checkbox
For anyone new to application development, you may be perplexed when you create your form for editing some data that should allow a user to uncheck a checkbox and update a record to a status of not checked. You will sooner or later discover an oddity about HTML forms. HTML forms won't allow you to uncheck like you think you should be able to. If you uncheck the checkbox, the value becomes NULL and the form doesn't bother to pass the field. You will find that ColdFusion does have a simple solution and much more with the CFPARAM tag.
The Next ColdFusion - Blackstone
Macromedia's Chief Evangelist for ColdFusion, Ben Forta, spent the spring and early summer 2004 previewing the next generation of ColdFusion to user groups throughout North America. The pre-release name of the product is Blackstone and has a host of features that will be of interest to new and veteran ColdFusion and Flash programmers. Some of the major enhancements are: Wizards and enhancements for new CF'ers, major enhancement to CFFORM (key phrase: type = "flash"), introduction of CFDOCUMENT, and improved reporting with CFREPORT and a report creation tool.
Dynamically Generating HTML Table Columns & Row
Dynamically Generate and HTML Table with a Dynamic Number of Columns and rows.
Coldfusion AVG MPG Chart
Here is a coldfusion page I have created to keep track of my mileage. You can also download the page and an access database. You will have to change the datasourcename (line 1) to your data source name and you will have to change the purchase date on line 88 from 01/01/2000 to your purchase date.
ColdFusion Site Skinning
If you'd like to be able to offer your website visitors more than one site design to choose from, this tutorial might get you started. The techniques used in this tutorial involve some simple ColdFusion, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and cookies.