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July 23, 2008

Accessing the Coldfusion Developer’s Journal

Filed under: Coldfusion — duncan @ 7:00 am
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For those that don’t know, the CFDJ was a journal all about Coldfusion, published for about 10 years by Sys-Con. In 2007 they had a bit of falling out with Adobe over funding, and effectively pulled it (or rather renamed it to the Silverlight Developer’s Journal instead).

Over the last few years their website (and I believe the publication itself) went seriously downhill, with crazy video ads etc. often causing the browser to crash. Ben Nadel even wrote a Greasemonkey script to circumvent all the things that would kill the browser.

However, they had many articles on their site from some notable CF gurus, like Charlie Arehart and others. So, if you’re maybe searching for something, and their site comes up in the search results, rather than just avoid it like the plague, here’s a simple trick for viewing the content without killing your browser.
Just view the print version of whichever page you want to read.

For instance, here’s the URL for the article announcing the end of the CFDJ:
http://coldfusion.sys-con.com/read/426141.htm
If the link is in that format, just stick _p at the end of the filename, before the extension:
http://coldfusion.sys-con.com/read/426141_p.htm

Update: If the link is in the format:
http://coldfusion.sys-con.com/node/41875
stick /print on the end of the URL:
http://coldfusion.sys-con.com/node/41875/print

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