Modernize or Die® - CFML News for April 5th, 2022 - Episode 142

Eric Peterson and Brad Wood host the this weeks CFML News Podcast. They discussed lots of great releases, many coming from the Ortus Retreat, including Quick, Qb, ContentBox & ColdBox Elixir. They reminded you that the Call For Papers for Into the Box 2022 is now open. They announced some new Webinars, Ortus's April Webinar by Eric Peterson on cbSecurity: Passwords, Tokens, and JWTs... as well as 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. 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 and on the web. They show off the ForgeBox module of the Week -Swagger UI Documentation for ColdBox - First module by Daniel Garcia - Swagger UI Documentation for ColdBox. It will use the Swagger JSON from the /cbswagger location and present an interactive and descriptive display of your API. This week's VS Code Tip of the week is Multiple cursor case preserve - Have you ever tried to change a single word in all variable names, but had your camelCase broken? This extension preserves selection case in these situations. It recognizes CAPS, Uppercase and lowercase. Works for typing or pasting. 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 Music from this podcast used under Royalty Free license from SoundDotCom and BlueTreeAudio
2022-04-05 Weekly News - Episode 142

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Eric Peterson - Senior Developer at Ortus Solutions
Brad Wood - Software Consultant at Ortus Solutions

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News and Events

Quick v5 beta

Major performance improvements - over 50% decrease in execution time!

qb v8.8.0 beta

Couple of fixes from beta feedback.

ColdBox Elixir v4 beta

Webpack 5!!! Node 16+!! All the updated dependencies.

ContentBox 5.2.0 Released!

A quick bug fix update for ContentBox!

ICYMI - Into the Box 2022 CFP is now open!

Into the Box will be live in Houston in September 2022.  We want you to speak there! Topic submission closes at midnight April 17th, 2022.

ICYMI - Ortus Webinar - March - ForgeBoxication with Gavin Pickin

March 25th, 2022 Time: 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
ForgeBox is CFML's package management system, and in this webinar you will learn how you can use it with any cfml app you have. You'll learn how to use ForgeBox packaged in your app, commit your own code to ForgeBox, and if we have time we might even make your code into a ColdBox module.

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!
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Adobe Workshops

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Adobe ColdFusion Truths
Mark Takata

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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)


May 10, 2022
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US VueJS Conf

Beach. Code. Vue.
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Into The Box 2022

Solid Dates - September 2022
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Early bird pricing available until April 30, 2022

Call for Speakers:

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CF Summit

In person at Las Vegas, NV in October 2022!
Official-”ish” dates:
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Oct 5th - Adobe Certified Professional: Adobe ColdFusion Certification Classes & Tests

Into the Box Latam 2022

Tentative dates - Dec 1-2


Still waiting as well.

More conferences

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Blogs, Tweets, and Videos of the Week

03/30/2022 - Blog - Ben Nadel - Using Closures To Bind Naked Functions To Components In ColdFusion
When we think about a "method signature", we often think solely about the arguments that it accepts and the type of data that it returns. But, there's more to a method signature, such as the mode in which it can be invoked. Most methods can only be invoked as a member method. However, in some cases, an Object's API allows for methods to be detached and passed-around as "naked functions". In ColdFusion, we can use Closures / Lambdas to bind a Function reference to a ColdFusion Component instance such that the "member method" can be used - and work correctly - as a "naked function".

04/03/2022 - Blog - Ben Nadel - Adding FusionReactor Sub-Transaction Breakdowns To My ColdFusion Blog
A couple of years ago, I wrote about how we're using the FusionReactor API (FRAPI) to instrument our Lucee CFML apps at work. And, now that I have FusionReactor installed on my ColdFusion 2021 blog, I've been translating some of that logic over to this site. I recently demonstrated that FusionReactor gave me critical insights into my SQL queries and my in-memory caching techniques. And, this morning, I added some "Tracked Transactions" to help me understand how long certain portions of my ColdFusion request was taking to execute.
Especially useful since FusionReactor doesn’t provide CFC method names
Useful link:

04/04/2022 - Blog - Ben Nadel - Moving My Short-Code Redirects To Netlify
For years, I've had my own "short code" URL, There's no meaningful reason for me to have it - only, that I was raised in an era when short codes were all the rage. And, an era in which Twitter actually counted embedded URLs as part of the overall message length (something that they no longer do). But, one thing that's always bothered me about is that it didn't have an SSL Certificate. I never wanted to pay for one since the site does nothing but redirect to, which does have an SSL Certificate. To remedy this, I've moved my logic over to Netlify which automatically provisions SSL Certificates using Let's Encrypt.

04/05/2022 - Blog - Ben Nadel - Adding CreateTimeSpan() To Date/Time Values In ColdFusion
In ColdFusion, it's trivial to add a given date-part, such an "hour" or a "day", to an existing date - there are built-in functions and member-methods for this task. But, it's a little harder to mix "Dates" with "Time Spans". Doing so, often leads to a fractional numeric value. This fractional value is a "numeric date". There are a number of ways to cast between "numeric dates" and "dates"; but, I wanted to look at how we can avoid casting by thinking about what a "time span" actually is; and, how we can efficiently add and remove time spans to and from dates in ColdFusion.

04/03/2022 - Tweet - @cfhawaii
We are looking for a speaker on #coldFusion ORM DM me if interested

04/01/2022 - Tweet - @ortussolutions
The Ortus USA Team has been working hard at this year’s retreat. Big things are coming…
(Not an April Fools Joke. 😉)

04/05/2022 - Blog - James Moberg - CFDump ShowUDFs Behavior
I was writing some unit tests to identify the output of CFDump under different conditions and discovered that Adobe and Lucee treat the showUDFs parameter differently. I also use 3rdparty CF_Dump since it provides consistent behavior between CFML platforms. Since I've written my own internal Dumplite CFTag/CFC, I wanted to evaluate how it was already being supported before I updated how it worked.

04/04/2022 - Blog - MitrahSoft - Modify Lucee Administrator Settings Programmatically Using Cfadmin Tag
Most of them facing little bit difficulty while doing project setup. Because, We must to do DB connecting process, Datasource creation, schedule tasks creation process if we put setup for running project and so on. For this, we need to use project based application servers ( CF or Lucee ) user interface. But, Most of them don't like this. They are expecting above mentioned process via code. Ofcourse, CFML has cfschedule tag to create/update/run/delete schedule task files. But, we don't have an any other option to modify application server configurations via code.

04/05/2022 - Blog - MitrahSoft - Minify JS And CSS Files Using ColdFusion And YUI Library
All web applications has CSS and JS files. But, now a days most of the developers wants to include only minified JS and CSS files. Because, normal JS and CSS files having unnecessary characters in source codes. These unnecessary characters usually include white space characters, new line characters, comments, and sometimes block delimiters. These are very important only for code readability, but not needed for execution process. These unnecessary characters increase file size and it will be affect performance too. For this reason, the minification (also minimisation or minimization) is very important.

04/04/2022 - Question - StackOverflow - how to print/display cfquery with cfqueryparam values replaced?
As you may be aware that when we dump cfquery, it dumps the cfqueryparam values into SQLPARAMETERS of the dump. It's been alright to replace a couple of parameters manually. However, lately I've started working on a project where there are tens(or way more sometimes) of cfqueryparams being used in building the complex db queries.
Is there a way to actually print a query with the cfqueryparam values replaced and display a valid sql statement on the screen?
YES - qb!

03/31/2022 - Blog - Nolan Erck - Using Hazelcast With CFML
Recently I’ve been experimenting with Hazelcast, trying to wrap my head around various uses cases and how I might take advantage of the technology in some of our projects. If you’re unfamiliar, Hazelcast provides a very high speed in-memory storage and processing system that can be connected to many different types of systems. It’s commonly used in things like fraud detection for credit card transactions, when a lot of data and calculations have to be processed as quickly as possible.

03/31/2022 - Blog - ColdFusion Adobe Portal - This just in: Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2021 Recordings are now on YouTube!
Coders, the ninth edition of the Adobe ColdFusion Summit was a hit, with exciting sessions from coding pioneers and speakers from across the globe!
If you missed out or want to relive the experience, we have some great news. All the sessions from the Summit are now available on YouTube for you to watch, whenever you want.
This is your chance to learn how to move your applications to the cloud, explore CF2021, and get answers to all your questions. Hurry, check out the sessions and build cloud-native applications in no time.


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ForgeBox Module of the Week

Swagger UI Documentation for ColdBox

First module by Daniel Garcia

Swagger UI Documentation for ColdBox. It will use the Swagger JSON from the /cbswagger location by default if nothing is configured.
This UI is available at /cbSwaggerUI - where you will see a visual representation of your Swagger docs.
This module loads a standalone version of Swagger-UI.

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Multiple cursor case preserve

Have you ever tried to change a single word in all variable names, but had your camelCase broken? This extension preserves selection case in these situations. It recognises CAPS, Uppercase and lowercase. Works for typing or pasting.

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