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Pulling specific files from a commit using Git

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in ColdFusion, Git

I ran into a situation today where I needed to grab a specific version of two files from one branch in our repository and merge it into another branch. Normally I would use cherry-pick for this sort of thing but when you are working with developers who arent used to the way of Git, that can be hard. Especially in our situation where most of them are used to Subversion so they make changes to many different files over the period of hours or worse yet, days before they commit their changes.

Creative Suite Giveaway

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in Community

Well, the time has come again! Time for my wife and I to start training for the MS150 charity ride here in NE Florida. If you're not familiar with the event, you can get more details here. Its basically a charity fundraiser bike ride from St. Augustine, FL to Daytona Beach, FL covering 150 miles in 2 days.

Deploying ColdFusion Apps With Capistrano Part 3

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in CFWheels, ColdFusion, Development, Git

Hopefully by now you have had a chance to play around with Capistrano and had a chance to deploy one of your apps. If you have and your anything like me, Im sure you ran into a situation where you needed to have a bit more flexibility in your deployment.

Deploying ColdFusion Apps With Capistrano Part 2

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in CFWheels, ColdFusion, Development, Git

In my last post, I covered the basics of what we are trying to accomplish and some basic requirements and setup. Hopefully by now, even you Windows users have Ruby installed and the needed gems, because the fun stuff is about to begin.

Deploying ColdFusion Apps With Capistrano Part 1

Posted by on Mar 8, 2011 in CFWheels, ColdFusion, Development, Git

I love developing in ColdFusion, but one of the reasons I spend time learning other languages/frameworks is so I can get a feel for what things others are doing that could help make our jobs a little easier. Lets face it, the ColdFusion community is a little slow to progress sometimes and there is alot of innovation happening in other communities.

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About Me

My name is Russ Johnson and I live in Northeast Florida in a small rural town name Starke. Thats about 2o minutes Southwest of  Jacksonville.  Im married to my wonderful wife Cary and we have 3 boys, ages 10, 16, and 18.
I have been developing Coldfusion applications for over 14 years now and Im currently in my second year as an Adobe Community Professional for ColdFusion. Im a big fan of frameworks having used Fusebox since version 1, as well as ColdBox and most recently CFWheels. I also dabble in Ruby on Rails and Flex.
I’ve worked for several start-ups in my career along with some very large corporations. After 10 long years I  formed my own consulting company called Mad Piranha, Inc. which focuses on ColdFusion contract development.
Im a huge movie fan and I love good TV series such as Fringe and Bones just to name a few. Im also a comic book fan and have been playing online FPS PC and XBox 360 games with a great group of guys for close to 12 years now.
My blog focuses mainly on ColdFusion and development related issues but I tend to throw in the occasional rant or movie review.
If you want to know more or have any questions, feel free to contact me at russ@angry-fly.com
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