What is Modernize or Die ®

Modernize or Die ® is a trademarked ideal that Ortus Solutions lives day to day. ColdFusion, often mistakenly thought dead language, is alive and well, because community members like Ortus Solutions, who continue to push the language into the future, by staying Modern, creating frameworks, tools, training and consulting services.

Ortus Solutions

We're a product and services company that focuses on building professional open source tools and web application solutions! We're the team behind ColdBox, the de-facto enterprise ColdFusion MVC Framework, TestBox, a Testing and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) Framework, ContentBox Modular CMS, a highly modular and scalable Content Management System, CommandBox, the ColdFusion (CFML) CLI, package manager, etc, and many more.


For your hosts, you will get the pick of the litter with these two. Gavin, a Kiwi, and Andrew a redneck, bringing you the latest and greatest CFML News. You'll also see a few of the other Ortus team members drop in from time to time. Gavin is a member of the Ortus Team and Andrew is a solid CFML Community Member, trying to do what they can to improve the CFML community

Gavin Pickin - Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions

Gavin started using ColdFusion in 1999 when working for the university of Auckland in New Zealand before moving to California. He has lead teams, trained new developers and worked the full stack from graphic design, HTML CSS JavaScript through to ColdFusion MySQL and server administration.

Gavin has a passion for learning and cannot understand why the 9-5ers aren't listening to podcasts while changing diapers, watching video tutorials while cleaning baby bottles and folding clothes, or putting the kids to sleep with soothing phone gap mobile application cookbook recipes.

Andrew Davis - Senior Developer for InLeague LLC

I am a long-time Coldfusion Developer; back in the Jeremy Allaire days before Macromedia and Adobe purchased Coldfusion. After working with the same company for a little over 15 years, I decided to launch my own business in the vacation rental photography space. During this time I took a break from fulltime programming to launch the business and later was able to take my skills and develop software to streamline things.

After a 3 year hiatus from coding I was eager to jump back in where I started building applications off the ContentBox CMS and fell in love with all things Box.

I am also a husband and father of two children, Ross (11) and Meredith (6). Both kids have been diagnosed with a rare and terminal genetic disorder called Sanfilippo Syndrome (MPSIIIA), feel free to follow their journey at fb.me/RossAndMeredith.

I love expanding my horizons and learning new things, even if it’s not related to programming. I enjoy woodworking, camping, traveling, and converting an old school bus into an RV for the kids. Be sure to ask me about the purple bus!

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