Modernize or Die® - CFML News for April 12th, 2022 - Episode 143

Gavin Pickin and Daniel Garcia host the this weeks CFML News Podcast. They reminded you its the last week for Into the Box Call for Speakers. Don't miss out. 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 reminded you about the sleu of Betas and Released, Quick, QB, ColdBox Elixiri, and ContentBox. 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 and on the web. They show off the ForgeBox module of the Week - CB File Storages (snapshot beta) by Ortus Solutions - The cbfs module will enable you to abstract ANY filesystem within your ColdBox applications. You can configure as many disks which represent file systems in your application. Each disk is backed by a storage provider and configurable within your ColdBox application. This week's VS Code Tip of the week is Built-in local file history - Anytime a file is saved, a new entry appears in the “Timeline” view. You can name entries & compare them, restore them, or delete them. To try this out, run the command “Local History: Create Entry” 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
2022-04-12 Weekly News - Episode 143

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Gavin Pickin - Senior Developer at Ortus Solutions
Daniel Garcia - Senior Developer at Ortus Solutions

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Last week for ITB CFP - Into the Box 2022 CFP

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.

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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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.

ICYMI Quick v5 beta

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

ICYMI qb v8.8.0 beta

Couple of fixes from beta feedback.

ICYMI ColdBox Elixir v4 beta

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

ICYMI ContentBox 5.2.0 Released!

A quick bug fix update for ContentBox!

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Mark Takata

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THIS WEEK - DevNexus 2022 - The largest Java conference in the US

April 12-14, 2022
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Brad & Luis will be speaking
Luis - Alpine.js: Declare and React with Simplicity
Brad - What's a Pull Request? (Contributing to Open Source)


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US VueJS Conf

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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: on THAT.
There have webinars too

A four-day summer camp for developers passionate about learning all things mobile, web, cloud, and technology.

Our very own Daniel Garcia is speaking there

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 2022

Solid Dates - September 2022
One day workshops before the two day conference!
Early bird pricing available until April 30, 2022
Call for Speakers:
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Into the Box Latam 2022 - Tentative dates - Dec 1-2

CFCamp - Waiting for confirmation

More conferences

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Blogs, Tweets, and Videos of the Week

4/9/22 Blog - Adam Cameron - CFML: revisit import aliasing
I'm writing this here cos it's getting a bit long for a comment on the CFML Slack channel, and perhaps it might get a different set of eyes on it here anyhow.
I wanna revisit the discussion about import aliasing in CFML. ie this:
import as VendorDate
import org.project.lib.Date as LibDate

4/8/22 - Blog - Ben Nadel - Using sgn() To Clamp Values In Array Sorting Operations In ColdFusion
A couple of years ago, I ran into an issue with array.sort() in Lucee CFML wherein it threw an error if my sort operator returned a value that was larger than a signed integer. Yesterday, Adam Cameron left a comment on that post about using the sgn() function, in ColdFusion, to fix the issue. To be honest, I don't believe I even knew that the sgn() function existed. So, in order to help fill in my lacking mental model, I wanted to quickly look at what the sgn() function does.

Tweet - James Moberg - Unsupported Tags in Script for ACF2021
Ugh... I went to use cfmodule in #ColdFusion 2021 (using cfscript) and immediately encountered a "Variable MODULE is undefined" error. (Cfscript syntax for this tag is supported only by Lucee #cfml.)
Does Adobe have a dedicated page of all functions that don't work in cfscript?

Tweet - James Moberg - CFTimer requires an IP Lockdown in ACF?
I really like that Lucee #cfml outputs CFTimer results without toggling any admin-only debugging settings. I'm not sure why @coldfusion requires adding an IP to a global access list to simply output milliseconds. Is this considered a security risk? #ColdFusion

4/5/22 - Blog - Mark Takata - Adobe - Simple CRUD w/ CF & DynamoDB
I’ve been playing with building out a Connect pod (blog entry & webinar coming soon ™) but in the meantime thought I’d share a little code for writing to and reading from a DynamoDB.
Just as a reminder, you can find info about getting a DynamoDB object up and running here:


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ForgeBox Module of the Week

CB File Storages (snapshot beta) by Ortus Solutions

The cbfs module will enable you to abstract ANY filesystem within your ColdBox applications. You can configure as many disks which represent file systems in your application. Each disk is backed by a storage provider and configurable within your ColdBox application.

The available storage providers are:
LocalProvider@cbfs - A local file system storage provider
MockProvider@cbfs - A mock storage provider that just logs operations to a LogBox logger object
COMING SOON: S3Provider@cbfs - An Amazon S3, Rackspace, Digital Ocean or Google Cloud Storage provider.

box install cbfs

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Built-in local file history

This one was a popular feature request! 
Anytime a file is saved, a new entry appears in the “Timeline” view. You can name entries & compare them, restore them, or delete them. 
To try this out, run the command “Local History: Create Entry”

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