Jan 23, 2012

ColdFusion Tip: How to tell if path is file or directory

Today, one of the ColdFusion users asked me a question "Is there anyway I can find out whether a path is a directory or a file? There is no isDirectory() function available in ColdFusion and I don't want to write Java code to do this. Any help?"
For a moment I thought really! is there no way that ColdFusion can tell you whether a given path is of a directory or file? But sooner, I came across the function 'getFileInfo' which takes the path as an argument and returns a struct data that contains various metadata properties of the file. The struct includes a key - 'type' whose value can either be a directory or file. The below code shows how you can determine whether the given path is of a directory or file:

Jan 16, 2012

2011 - A year full of surprises

I know it's been more than 15 days since the world celebrated new year and every one made some big and small resolutions which they hope they will live up to in this year. I had a fair 2011; there were a few ups and downs but in the end its gone and 2012 is here. Last year I presented ColdFusion Builder 2 at SOTR on the very day it was released to the public (how exciting!!). I was very much excited and nervous at the same time since this was my first talk at a conference. Nevertheless it went well, I have said this before and will say it again, 'Edinburgh is beautiful'.