News and Views
Friday, May 13, 2005 1:55:32 PM
There are a lot of forum posts about building and/or utilizing blogs, and people have generally been interested lately in blogging. I've also been getting many requests to release the code for this blog, and I've been debating whether to release the code. The code also runs the CMXtraneous blog at Community MX. The blog is CFC driven and works only with SQL Server, because it is completely stored procedure-based. After reading the CF Blog Shootout thread at CF-Talk, I'm not as inclined to release it. There appear to be several good ColdFusion-based blog packages out there already:
It looks like these blogs are pretty feature-rich. The only thing I could bring to the table would be a way to integrate with Dreamweaver using extensions. Not sure this would be worth the effort, since there do not seem to be too many people using ColdFusion with Dreamweaver as compared to other server models (ASP, ASP.NET, and especially PHP). For PHP, Wordpress is a pretty full-featured blog package.
And of course there are many, many places where you can set up free blogs with limited functionality, or pay a small fee for a full-featured blog with hosting and software. Blogger, Blogit, Typepad, and Tripod are just a few of the many. The ColdFusion/MX community also has a free blog option available from Sys-con, the publishers of MX Developer's Journal and ColdFusion Developers Journal, among other magazines. My blog is also cross-posted over at the Blog-n-Play site at http://tom.mxdj.com/.
So all-in-all, there are many options out there for blogging, and probably no room for another.
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