Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Setting Tab Preferences for ColdFusion Files in SublimeText 2 on OSX

Ever since I started using Indy's ColdFusion SublimeText 2 Bundle on OSX I've had issues with Sublime ignoring my "User File Settings" for tab behavior.  I like to keep my tabs as tabs and not have them be spaces, and no matter what I added to my user file settings tabs were being interpreted as two spaces.

The only way I was able to override this behavior is to open a .cfm file and gointo Preferneces -> File Settings  - More -> Syntax Specific - User and add the following JSON string:

 {"tab_size": 4, "translate_tabs_to_spaces": false}

Lastly save the file by going to File -> Save As and make sure its saved as:

/Users/username/Library/Sublime Text 2/Packages/User/ColdFusion.sublime-settings

According to the SublimeText Documentation ( the order preferences are applied is:
  1. Packages/Default/Base File.sublime-settings
  2. Packages/Default/Base File (<platform>).sublime-settings
  3. Packages/User/Base File.sublime-settings
  4. Packages/<syntax>/<syntax>.sublime-settings
  5. Packages/User/<syntax>.sublime-settings
Since the Packages/User/.sublime-settings file is processed last hence will override any other settings.  The strange thing was that I could not find any tab preferences stored in any of the other 4 files that were processed before the language specific ones.   

Monday, November 28, 2011

Catch Me On the Latest CFHour Podcast.

I was extremely honored and humbled to be asked to appear on the CFHour podcast to talk about the ColdFusion Koans project.  You can listen to it here:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Watch Me on BoltTalks Talking About the ColdFusion Koans

Yesterday I had the privilege of being on Tim Cunningham's BoltTalks to talk about the ColdFusion Koans project. BoltTalks are a quick ~15 minute video interviews that are perfect for those of use who suffer from ADD.   Head on over to and check it out and let me know how I did.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Screencast: Getting Started With The ColdFusion Koans

I put together this little screencast that will walk you through getting started with the Koans project.  If you haven't read my introductory post yet, read about it here. As you'll see its extremely easy, and its pretty fun too, especially if this is your first journey into unit testing.

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As always, if after watching this and working on the Koans you have some good ideas for some additional tests to add to the project please send me a pull request on GitHub.  If you are really limited on time and just want to share your idea you can always go to the page, click on the "Edit" link, and add your ideas to the "Suggested Topics" section.
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