Modernize or Die® - CFML News for April 19th, 2022 - Episode 144

Gavin Pickin and Eric Peterson host the this weeks CFML News Podcast. They let you know the call for speakers for Into the Box Call has been extended. Don't miss out. They talked about Mid Michigans CFUG presentation on Vue 3, They talked about Ortus's April Webinar by Eric Peterson on cbSecurity: Passwords, Tokens, and JWTs... as well as Hawaii CFUG on ORM and the workshops and webinars from Adobe. They discuss the some upcoming conferences, including some dates for ITB later in the year, including early bird tickets for ITB... and the semi Official ish dates for CF Summit which will be in person this year... and That conference where Daniel Garcia will be speaking!!! They spotlight a lot of great blog posts, tweets, videos and podcasts, too many to list, so listen to the show.  They announce some jobs from getCfmlJobs.com and on the web. They show off the ForgeBox module of the Week - sqlFormatter by Michael Born with Ortus Solutions - A CFML wrapper for the Vertical Blank sql-formatter java library. This week's VS Code Tip of the week is R in VS Code# - This VS Code extension provides support for the R programming language, including features such as extended syntax highlighting, R language service based on code analysis, interacting with R terminals, viewing data, plots, workspace variables, help pages, managing packages, and working with R Markdown documents. They thanked all their Patreons - they talked a little information about perks for their Patreon supporters, including Annual Memberships with a discount. For the show notes - visit the website https://cfmlnews.modernizeordie.io/episodes/modernize-or-die-cfml-news-for-april-19th-2022-episode-144 Music from this podcast used under Royalty Free license from SoundDotCom https://www.soundotcom.com/ and BlueTreeAudio https://bluetreeaudio.com

2022-04-19 Weekly News - Episode 144

Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/UrcOxVA2XcA

Hosts:
 

Gavin Pickin - Senior Developer at Ortus Solutions
Eric Peterson - Senior Developer at Ortus Solutions


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News and Events


Last chance for ITB CFP - Into the Box 2022 CFP

Supposed to Close April 17th, but the form is still up there… go submit now - we have extended it until April 30th!!!
Into the Box will be live in Houston in September 2022.  We want you to speak there! Topic submission closes at midnight April 30th, 2022
https://forms.gle/HR1vQf2T5rs8yCZo9
https://intothebox.org


CFML Community Submissions - Curl Converter by Scott Steinbeck

Convert curl commands to Python, JavaScript, PHP, R, Go, Rust, Elixir, Java, MATLAB, Dart, CFML, Ansible URI, Strest or JSON and now CFML.
https://curlconverter.com/
We need more of these tools pages to include CFML - like the QuickRef that James Moberg mentions on Twitter (talk about later)
Pull request that made it happen: https://github.com/curlconverter/curlconverter/pull/376


HostMedia - Released an Update to CFManager

We've released a new update to our CFManager @cPanel plugin, improvements include UX tweaks, option to support UTF8 connection strings and a new dedicated documentation website at cfmanager.info
https://cfmanager.info/


Mid-Michigan CFUG - John Farrar is presenting on 13 ways to modernize with Vue 3

4/19/2022 - 7 pm eastern time.
Learn everything that is new and how to transition to Vue 3.
Meeting URL: https://bit.ly/3rwOxvq


Ortus Webinar - April - cbSecurity: Passwords, Tokens, and JWTs with Eric Peterson

April 29th 2022
11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Learn how to integrate cbSecurity into your application whether you are using passwords, API tokens, JWTs, or a combination of all three!
More Webinars: https://www.ortussolutions.com/events/webinars


Hawaii ColdFusion Meetup Group - Using ColdFusion ORMs with Nick Kwiatkowski

Friday, April 29, 2022
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM PDT
The ColdFusion language introduced the concept of ORM (Object Relation Mappings) to allow developers to be able to do database work without having to write database-dependent SQL.

Nick Kwiatkowski is an adjunct professor at Michigan State University, a member of the Mid-Michigan CFUG, and Apache Foundation Member. His day job also includes managing the telecommunications platforms at MSU as well as managing a variety of applications on campus. He has been a ColdFusion developer for nearly 25 years and an instructor for 15.
https://www.meetup.com/hawaii-coldfusion-meetup-group/events/285109975/


Adobe Workshops

Join the Adobe ColdFusion Workshop to learn how you and your agency can leverage ColdFusion to create amazing web content. This one-day training will cover all facets of Adobe ColdFusion that developers need to build applications that can run across multiple cloud providers or on-premise

THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2022
10:00 AM PDT
Adobe ColdFusion Truths
Mark Takata
https://adobe-coldfusion-truths.meetus.adobeevents.com/

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022
9:00 AM CET
Adobe ColdFusion Workshop
Damien Bruyndonckx (Brew-en-dohnx)
https://adobe-workshop-coldfusion.meetus.adobeevents.com/

FREE :)
Full list - https://meetus.adobeevents.com/coldfusion/



CFCasts Content Updates

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Just Released
Coming Soon
  • More… Gavin Pickin - Publish Your First ForgeBox Package



Conferences and Training


ICYMI - LAST WEEK - DevNexus 2022 - The largest Java conference in the US

April 12-14, 2022
Atlanta, GA
Brad & Luis will be speaking
Luis - Alpine.js: Declare and React with Simplicity
Brad - What's a Pull Request? (Contributing to Open Source)
https://devnexus.com/
They really enjoyed it
Ray Camden was tweeting about Luis’s Alpine session, he might love it :)


DockerCon

May 10, 2022
Free Online Virtual Conference
DockerCon will be a free, immersive online experience complete with Docker product demos , breakout sessions, deep technical sessions from Docker and our partners, Docker experts, Docker Captains, our community and luminaries from across the industry and much more. Don’t miss your chance to gather and connect with colleagues from around the world at the largest developer conference of the year. Sign up to pre-register for DockerCon 2022!
https://www.docker.com/dockercon/


US VueJS Conf

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL • JUNE 8-10, 2022
Beach. Code. Vue.
Workshop day: June 8
Main Conference: June 9-10
https://us.vuejs.org/


That Conference

Howdy. We’re a full-stack, tech-obsessed community of fun, code-loving humans who share and learn together.
We geek-out in Texas and Wisconsin once a year but we host digital events all the time.

For a limited time all monthly THAT Online events are free and do not require a ticket to participate.
Read more at: https://that.us/events/thatus/2022-5/ on THAT.
There have webinars too https://that.us/activities/

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI / JULY 25TH - 28TH, 2022
A four-day summer camp for developers passionate about learning all things mobile, web, cloud, and technology.
https://that.us/events/wi/2022/

Our very own Daniel Garcia is speaking there
https://that.us/activities/sb6dRP8ZNIBIKngxswIt



CF Summit

In person at Las Vegas, NV in October 2022!
Official-”ish” dates:
Oct 3rd & 4th - CFSummit Conference
Oct 5th - Adobe Certified Professional: Adobe ColdFusion Certification Classes & Tests
https://twitter.com/MarkTakata/status/1511210472518787073


Into The Box 2022

Solid Dates - September 2022
One day workshops before the two day conference!
Early bird pricing available until April 30, 2022

Call for Speakers:
https://forms.gle/HR1vQf2T5rs8yCZo9

Conference Website:
https://intothebox.org


Into the Box Latam 2022

Tentative dates - Dec 1-2


CFCamp

Still waiting as well.


More conferences

Need more conferences, this site has a huge list of conferences for almost any language/community.
https://confs.tech/



Blogs, Tweets, and Videos of the Week

BEN CORNER

4/18/22 Tweet - Ben Nadel - Lucee thinks 2.1 million items might be too many???
Apparently, the #Lucee #CFML server isn't happy taking an array of 2.1 M items and splitting it up into chunks of 100. I had NO IDEA that the algorithm I wrote would ever encounter an array with 2M items in it 😱 😱 😱 😱  Time to rework algorithm on new assumptions.
https://twitter.com/BenNadel/status/1516084369395527692


4/18/22 Blog - Ben Nadel - On Always Returning Collections From Data Access Layers (DAL) In ColdFusion
In my ColdFusion applications, I always have a "Data Access Layer," often referred to as a "DAL". This layer abstracts the persistence mechanisms for the application; and, encapsulates the complexities of interacting with low-level data inputs and outputs (I/O). While I love using a DAL, I've never felt confident in how I manage requests for records with a unique identifier. And, in fact, my approach changes with new implementations. This weekend, however, after listening to the JS Party episode on Postgres.js, I've decided to always return some form of collection from the data access layer in my ColdFusion applications.
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/4251-on-always-returning-collections-from-data-access-layers-dal-in-coldfusion.htm

4/15/22 Blog - Ben Nadel - Instrumenting Cache Hits And Misses With FusionReactor Metrics In ColdFusion 2021
Last month, I mentioned that I cache a lot of data in my ColdFusion blog. And, that FusionReactor gave me peace-of-mind regarding resource consumption in the JVM. For funzies, I thought I would take that one step further and use FusionReactor's custom metrics aggregation to track cache hits and cache misses for incoming requests. To do this, I had to refactor some of my ColdFusion 2021 code to prefer composition of inheritance.
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/4250-instrumenting-cache-hits-and-misses-with-fusionreactor-metrics-in-coldfusion-2021.htm


Adam Cameron Corner


4/15/22 Blog - Adam Cameron - CFML: implementing dependency injection in a CFWheels web site
Recently I wanted to abstract some logic out of one of our CFWheels model classes, into its own representation. Code had grown organically over time, with logic being inlined in functions, making a bunch of methods a bit weighty, and had drifted well away from the notion of following the "Single Responsibility Principle". Looking at the code in question, even if I separated it out into a bunch of private methods (it was a chunk of code, and refactoring into a single private method would not have worked), it was clear that this was just shifting the SRP violation out of the method, and into the class. This code did not belong in this class at all. Not least of all because we also needed to use some of it in another class. This is a pretty common refactoring exercise in OOP land.
https://blog.adamcameron.me/2022/04/cfml-implementing-dependency-injection.html

4/17/18 Blog - Adam Cameron - A day in the life of trying to write a blog article in the CFML ecosystem
This is not the article I intended to write today. That article was gonna be titled "CFML: Adding a LogBox logger to a CFWheels app via dependency injection", but I'll need to get to that another day now.
Here's how far that article got before the wheels fell off:
https://blog.adamcameron.me/2022/04/a-day-in-life-of-trying-to-write-blog.html

4/18/22 Blog - Adam Cameron - CFML: Adding a LogBox logger to a CFWheels app via dependency injection
This follows on from CFML: implementing dependency injection in a CFWheels web site. In that article I got the DI working, but only with a test scenario. For the sake of completeness, I'm gonna continue with the whole point of the exercise, which is getting a logger service into my model objects, via DI.
https://blog.adamcameron.me/2022/04/cfml-adding-logbox-logger-to-cfwheels.html


CFML Community Corner


4/13/22 Blog - Zac Spitzer - Lucee - New ESAPI function sanitizeHTML() ESAPI 2.2.4.5-SNAPSHOT
Sanitizes unsafe HTML input and removes elements and attributes like JavaScript, onclick, etc.
Based on GitHub - OWASP/java-html-sanitizer - A fast and easy to configure HTML Sanitizer written in Java which lets you include HTML authored by third-parties in your web application while protecting against XSS.
https://dev.lucee.org/t/new-esapi-function-sanitizehtml-esapi-2-2-4-5-snapshot/9937


4/13/22 Tweet - James Moberg - Any #ColdFusion developers have a cheatsheet for https://quickref.me ?
Any #ColdFusion developers have a cheatsheet for https://quickref.me ?
For #cfml syntax & examples, I usually reference http://CFDocs.org and recall visiting http://coldfusioncookbook.com in the past.
https://twitter.com/gamesover/status/1514316483144298498
https://twitter.com/gamesover


4/19/22 Blog - Charlie Arehart - New updates released for Java 8, 11, 17, and 18 as of Apr 2022
New JVM updates have been released today (Apr 19, 2022) for the current long-term support (LTS) releases of Oracle Java, 8, 11, and 17, as well as the new interim update 18. (Note that prior to Java 9, releases of Java were known technically as 1.x, to 8 is referred to in resources below as 1.8.)
The new updates are 1.8.0_331, (aka 8u331), 11.0.15, 17.0.3, and 18.0.1 respectively).
For more on them, including information on the security fixes and bug fixes they each contain, see the Oracle resources I list below, as well as some additional info I offer for if you may be skipping to this from a JVM update from before Apr 2021. I also offer info for Adobe ColdFusion users on where to find the updated Java versions, what JVM versions Adobe CF supports, and more.
https://www.carehart.org/blog/client/index.cfm/2022/4/19/java_updates_Apr_2022


4/13/22 Tweet - Brad Wood - Ortus - Everything in software architecture is a trade-off.  #devnexus #keynote #cfml
https://twitter.com/bdw429s/status/1514236317114191873
https://twitter.com/bdw429s


CFML Jobs

Several positions available on https://www.getcfmljobs.com/
Listing over 74 ColdFusion positions from 43 companies across 36 locations in 5 Countries.


5 new job listed

Full-Time - Senior ColdFusion/Lucee Engineer (Remote) at Remote - United States
Apr 19
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/viewjob.cfm?jobid=11461

Full-Time - Full Stack Developer ColdFusion at Aurora, CO - United States
Apr 13
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/Full-Stack-Developer-ColdFusion-at-Aurora-CO/11459

Full-Time - ColdFusion programmer at Washington, DC - United States
Apr 12
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/ColdFusion-programmer-at-Washington-DC/11458

Full-Time - Technical Operations (Coldfusion)Engineer at New York, NY - United States
Apr 12
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/Technical-Operations-ColdfusionEngineer-at-New-York-NY/11457

Full-Time - Technical Operations (Coldfusion)Engineer at United States - United States
Apr 12
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/Technical-Operations-ColdfusionEngineer-at-United-States/11456

Other Job Links

Ortus Solutions
https://www.ortussolutions.com/about-us/careers

There is a jobs channel in the box team slack now too


ForgeBox Module of the Week

sqlFormatter

by Michael Born with Ortus Solutions

A CFML wrapper for the Vertical Blank sql-formatter java library.
Basic formatting is done via the format() method
For database-specific syntax, you can set the dialect using .of():

Supported dialects:
  • sql - Standard SQL
  • mariadb - MariaDB
  • mysql - MySQL
  • postgresql - PostgreSQL
  • db2 - IBM DB2
  • plsql - Oracle PL/SQL
  • n1ql - Couchbase N1QL
  • redshift - Amazon Redshift
  • spark - Spark
  • tsql - SQL Server Transact-SQL

https://www.forgebox.io/view/sqlformatter

FYI - This allows the CBDebugger to not require hibernate for formatting sql... yay.



VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

R in VS Code#

This VS Code extension provides support for the R programming language, including features such as extended syntax highlighting, R language service based on code analysis, interacting with R terminals, viewing data, plots, workspace variables, help pages, managing packages, and working with R Markdown documents.
https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=Ikuyadeu.r

There is a new R in Visual Studio Code topic describing R programming language support in VS Code with the R extension. The R extension includes rich language features such as code completions and linting as well as integrated R terminals and dedicated workspace, data, and plot viewers.
https://code.visualstudio.com/updates/v1_66#_r-in-vs-code



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