Adam Tuttle

Entries for month: October 2009

Philly (Exton) CF Job available

I was hoping to have more time to get my ducks in a row before making an official announcement, but something's come up with a sense of urgency, so I'm just going to kind of unload on you. Sorry about that.

I'm taking over as the manager of the Philly CFUG. I'm still working out the details of organizing our next meeting, but in the meantime I've setup a Twitter account, should you care to follow it.

Now, on to more pressing matters. I just posted this to the PhillyCFUG blog, and it went out via email to the blog subscribers. I figure it can't hurt to cross-post it here as well.

Automated Financial Systems, in Exton, is looking for a ColdFusion developer for immediate assistance. Some experience in server administration would be a bonus.

They don't have an in-house resource for ColdFusion development, but have an immediate need to address errors that their website is generating, as well as a security issue; and they hope to have these problems addressed by Wednesday of next week - November 4th.

In addition, they would like assistance upgrading from an older version of ColdFusion (they think 5) to version 7.

Contact Jerry ThompSon via email ( or via mobile phone (610-496-1456).

Published 2009-10-29 @ 01:52 in Jobs CFUG ColdFusion Philadelphia Twitter

Resolving Apache/ColdFusion connection error in MAMP Pro

I've been using MAMP Pro for a while to do local ColdFusion development on my Macbook. It makes installing, configuring, and connecting Apache, MySQL, and (shudder) PHP an absolute breeze. And with a little bit of know-how, you can add ColdFusion into the mix to make a stack that is not only easy to use, but fun. When I was consulting, it was well worth the $60 pricetag to be able to use multiple hostnames, but if you only need 1 hostname or are perfectly happy to work out of subfolders of http://localhost/, then the free version of MAMP would be fine for you.

I'm not going to show you how to install ColdFusion 9 into MAMP Pro, because there is already a great video that shows how to install ColdFusion 8 into MAMP Pro, and the install process for CF9 is not different enough to warrant a whole new video by itself. Instead, I'm going to show you how to fix an error that I consistently ran into during the installation process detailed in that video.

At right around the 19 minute mark of that video, the presenter has completed installing ColdFusion and configured MAMP to connect to it; so he restarts his MAMP services to give it a go. At this point, I get the error:

Start Apache failed
Apache wasn't able to start. Please check log for more information.

How do you fix this? Well, why don't I show you?

If this version is too small, you can view it full screen, or you can watch the HD copy on Vimeo.

Hopefully this proves helpful to others out there that want to run CF9 on MAMP or MAMP Pro. I know it drove me nuts for a while.

Published 2009-10-28 @ 09:32 in Adobe Apple ColdFusion

Another angle on the Flash for iPhone announcement

Previously I wrote about my own feelings after the announcement that Flash will soon be compileable into a native iPhone application.

Kendall Whitehouse, a fellow UPenn staff geek, was at MAX this year and has a great write-up on the situation from a business perspective. Not a whole lot of "news," per say, but definitely some interesting insight for anyone interested in the topic. Kendall also has a few sets of photos from MAX in his flickr photostream.

Published 2009-10-13 @ 07:47 in Adobe Apple

ColdFusion Job Openings at UPenn

The Wharton School of Business, where I work, currently has multiple ColdFusion developer positions open. One of them is even on my team.

The work is challenging and engaging, you'll work with several other ColdFusion developers, the clients -- ivy league professors, students, and staff -- have high expectations, the pay and benefits are competitive if not superior, and the work conditions are excellent (Example: free Starbucks coffee).

If that sounds like the kind of development shop you want to work for, and you're in the greater Philadelphia area (or willing to relocate) then you should check out our job postings. (Search for "ColdFusion" in the description field)

Published 2009-10-06 @ 12:29 in ColdFusion Community Philadelphia