Modernize or Die® - CFML News for August 11th, 2020 - Episode 65

Gavin and Brad host this weeks episode. ColdBox 6 was not released last week, it should be this week. They let you know about Preside's new release, 10.12.0. They remind you about the Ortus Webinar being announced soon. They let you know how to find the video and slides for last weeks Online CF Meetup with Brian Klaas on speaking about "I Didn’t Know S3 Could Do That!"... and 2 Online CF Meetups this week, yes 2!!! "Migrating or comparing CF Admin settings", with Charlie Arehart and "PWA's How Did We Get Here?", with Simon MacDonald. They give you an update on lots of new CFCasts.com content. They discuss the 2 more Into the Box workshops coming in August, CommandBox Zero to Hero and CFML Containers... with dates, times and prices, and a special giveaway for the CommandBox Zero to Hero workshop. They discuss how the Adobe ColdFusion Certification is now online and remind you that Adobe's CF Summit Conference, being changed to a Online conference, now with dates, November 17-19, call for speakers is now open, deadline August 15th. They discuss jconf.dev going online in September, and how it is free, and the first 500 registrations get a swag box ( if in the US ). 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. They show off the ForgeBox module of the Week, Bookmarks for CommandBox by Adam Euans, a simple but helpful module, and a great template for you to create your own CommandBox command. This week's VS Code Tip of the week is Search Editor: Apply Changes by Jackson Kearl - multiple cursor updates across your search results For the show notes - visit the website https://cfmlnews.modernizeordie.io/episodes/modernize-or-die-cfml-news-for-august-11th-2020-episode-65 Music from this podcast used under Royalty Free license from SoundDotCom https://www.soundotcom.com/ and BlueTreeAudio https://bluetreeaudio.com

2020-08-11 Weekly News - Episode 65

Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Nq1NCfMMDhc

Hosts:

Gavin Pickin - Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions
Brad Wood - Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions


Thanks to our Sponsor - Ortus Solutions

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News and Events


ColdBox 6 is cooked - Luis said he is releasing today!

He fooled us, not released yet… any day now.



Free CommandBox Service Manager module to our CommandBox Zero to Hero Workshop attendees

Did you hear the latest?! We'll be offering a free license of the CommandBox Service Manager module to our #CommandBox Zero to Hero attendees. Get your tickets now



Preside - Release notes for 10.12.0

We are proud to announce the release of Preside 10.12.0. This release is a modest one as we move towards more regular releases. Still, there are a solid 33 completed tickets including 25 enhancements and new features. As ever, a huge thank you to all our contributors, issue raisers and supporters. Special thanks to code submitted from: Brayden Tan (who has joined the core dev team recently), SeakChiew Lee, Chun Weng, Michael (Mad Mike) Hnat, Johnson Cheng and Choontat!
https://www.preside.org/release-notes/release-notes-for-10-12-0.html



Ortus Webinar - August Webinar announcement coming soon



ICYMI - Online CF Meetup - "I Didn’t Know S3 Could Do That!", with Brian Klaas

Thursday Aug 6th at 12pm US Eastern Time, UTC-4.
Millions of developers know Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) as the file system for the Internet: it's fast, cheap, and super durable. CFML developers have dead-simple access to S3 via built-in functionality. S3 goes way beyond just uploading and downloading files, though. By dropping down into the AWS Java SDK, we can unlock the full potential of S3, and that's exactly what we'll do in this session.
Meetup Link: https://www.meetup.com/coldfusionmeetup/events/272261010/
Blog: https://brianklaas.net/aws/coldfusion/conferences/2020/08/10/Slides-Recording-Cfmeetup-S3-Presentation.html
Slides: https://brianklaas.net.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/assets/pdf/CFMeetupAug2020-S3.pdf
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNcOfG9Vkbg&list=PLG2EHzEbhy0-QirMKgSxhjkUyTSSTvHjL


Online CF Meetup - "Migrating or comparing CF Admin settings", with Charlie Arehart

Thu, Aug 13 · 11:00 AM CDT
Have you ever wished you could easily compare the CF Admin settings between one instance and another? Whether on different machines or multiple instances on the same machine, or even between one version of CF and another? What about between CF and Lucee?
Meetup Link: https://www.meetup.com/coldfusionmeetup/events/272410719/


Online CF Meetup - "PWA's How Did We Get Here?", with Simon MacDonald

Thu, Aug 13 · 5:00 PM CDT
Back in the mid 90’s we only had one cross platform choice for building internet connected applications and that was HTML, CSS and JavaScript. So why is it now that after 25+ years have passed we are back to building internet connected applications with HTML, CSS and JavaScript and calling them Progressive Web Apps? Join me as we journey from the webs earliest beginnings to get back exactly where we started, or have we?
https://www.meetup.com/coldfusionmeetup/events/272411266/




Conferences



Into the Box 2020 - Workshops - Virtual Live training

Blog: https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/two-workshops-announced-for-august

1 Day Workshop - Containerizing CFML Apps lead by Jon Clausen
August 20th
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
Price: $499
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/containerizing-cfml-apps-tickets-115512479937

2 day Workshop - CommandBox Zero to Hero - lead by Brad Wood
Thu, Aug 27 & 28, 2020,
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
Price: $899
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commandbox-zero-to-hero-tickets-115511490979?aff=erelpanelorg
We'll be offering a free license of the CommandBox Service Manager module to our CommandBox Zero to Hero attendees.

https://www.ortussolutions.com/events

Podcast Code:
PODCAST10 - 10% off
There is a code for ITB attendees to save 15% - If you didn’t get the email contact us.



JConf.dev

September 30th, 9am - 4pm CST
Register by August 15, and you'll get an awesome SWAG BOX full of goodies! (US only, first 500)
https://jconf.dev/



Adobe ColdFusion Certification now available Online

Adobe Certified Professional: Adobe ColdFusion is an industry-leading certification program from Adobe, for ColdFusion developers. The course consists of 50+ online videos and is designed for professionals who have basic to advance level proficiency in any computer language and basic understanding of how web pages work. Successfully passing an assessment test at the end of the program will reward participants with a badge and certificate from Adobe.
Blog: https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2020/07/coldfusion-certification-online-now/
Register: https://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion-family/certificate.html


Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2020 - Replaces CF Summit West

Date: November 17-19
Location: Online
https://cfsummit.adobeevents.com/
Admission: Free

Speaker sign up for Adobe
https://cfsummit.adobeevents.com/speaker-application/
Deadline: August 15th.

CF Camp
TBA

More conferences: https://confs.tech/



Blogs, Tweets and Videos of the Week


Blog - Wil De Bruin - CbValidation: UDF or Customvalidator?
Yesterday someone had an interesting use case for the cbvalidation library. I presented at ITB2020 about cbvalidation, and I’ve contributed some code so I thought it had no secrets anymore. But when trying to solve this case I discovered cbvalidation still had some hidden lines for me. When discussing this validation problem we tried to solve it with UDF validators, but -spoiler alert-finally we agreed it was not powerful enough. So time to build a CustomValidator, which is a lot easier than you might think.
https://shiftinsert.nl/cbvalidation-udf-or-customvalidator/


Blog - Ben Nadel - Mapping Arrays-To-Structs And Structs-To-Arrays Using Mapping Functions In Lucee CFML 5.3.6.61
When mapping one data-set onto another data-set in ColdFusion, we can usually use the built-in .map() functions. This works great when the input and the output data-sets are the same type. But, every now and then, I want to map an Array onto a Struct; or, a Struct onto an Array; which isn't something that the current mapping functions cater to. Normally, I implement this type of mapping with a for-loop; but, as a sort of code-kata, I wanted to see what a more "functional" type of solution might look like in Lucee CFML 5.3.6.61.
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/3874-mapping-arrays-to-structs-and-structs-to-arrays-using-mapping-functions-in-lucee-cfml-5-3-6-61.htm


Blog - David Byers - ColdFusion Needs to Die
Summary: It’s time for bold action in order to make ColdFusion grow… and it starts by killing the reputation that ColdFusion is anchored with.
For 20 years, I’ve listened to ColdFusion nay-sayers who haven’t had faith in the language.  My first CF project in 1999 was met with resistance about using ColdFusion as part of the technology stack.  I’ve endured companies and developers alike tell me that ColdFusion is dying; that ColdFusion developers are too hard to find; that ColdFusion isn’t as modern as other languages.  ColdFusion has a bad reputation, regardless of how the die-hards, myself included, love and are passionate about the product.
https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2020/08/coldfusion-needs-die/


Blog - Steven Neilland - Delete duplicates but keep first record
Last week I posted about getting the most recent entry in each group of records. This week I want to expand on that by showing how you can use the same technique to remove duplicate entries but saving the first entry.
Related: SQL SQL Server
http://www.neiland.net/blog/article/delete-duplicates-but-keep-first-record/


Blog - Fusion Reactor - Cloud live mode – just like traditional on-premise FusionReactor
FusionReactor Cloud (the SaaS solution) has a lot of functionality that the traditional on-premise Java agent (On-Prem) has, but has struggled with the perception that its not as ‘real-time’.
Both Cloud and On-Prem have live mode for many features; both have the same information and update as quickly.
http://www.fusion-reactor.com/blog/technical-blogs/cloud-live-mode/


Blog - Ben Nadel - isNumeric() And numberFormat() Can Work With Very Large Numbers In Lucee CFML 5.3.6.61
For historical reasons, I'm a bit weary of any kind of numeric value that won't fit into a Signed Integer in ColdFusion. I can't point to specific issues necessarily; but, I know that I've run into errors working with large numbers. That said, yesterday when I was looking at how to implement an in-place natural sort of an alpha-numeric Array in Lucee CFML I discovered that the isNumeric() and numberFormat() functions can work fairly large strings. Though, upon closer examination, the numberFormat() function is a little funny. As such, I wanted to put together a quick demo in Lucee CFML 5.3.6.61.
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/3873-isnumeric-and-numberformat-can-work-with-very-large-numbers-in-lucee-cfml-5-3-6-61.htm


Blog - Ben Nadel - Performing An In-Place Natural Sort On An Alpha-Numeric Array In Lucee CFML 5.3.6.61
In the past, I've looked at implementing a "Natural Sort order" in both JavaScipt and ColdFusion. However, my ColdFusion-based approach has always created a new array as part of its algorithm. Most of the time this doesn't matter; however, yesterday at InVision, I ran into a situation in which I needed to conditionally perform either a numeric sort or an in-place natural sort on an Array. As such, I wanted to quickly revisit the idea of a natural sort, this time using an in-place sorting algorithm in Lucee CFML 5.3.6.61.
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/3872-performing-an-in-place-natural-sort-on-an-alpha-numeric-array-in-lucee-cfml-5-3-6-61.htm


Blog - Preside - Release notes for 10.12.0
We are proud to announce the release of Preside 10.12.0. This release is a modest one as we move towards more regular releases. Still, there are a solid 33 completed tickets including 25 enhancements and new features. As ever, a huge thank you to all our contributors, issue raisers and supporters. Special thanks to code submitted from: Brayden Tan (who has joined the core dev team recently), SeakChiew Lee, Chun Weng, Michael (Mad Mike) Hnat, Johnson Cheng and Choontat!
https://www.preside.org/release-notes/release-notes-for-10-12-0.html


Blog - Gregory Alexander - Galaxie Blog Status Update
It's been a while since I have posted or released a new version of Galaxie Blog. I have been busy at work, working with new clients, going on photography road trips and enjoying spending time with my family this summer.
https://gregoryalexander.com/blog/2020/8/4/Galaxie-Blog-Status-Update


Blog - Ortus Solutions - Two Workshops Announced for August!
At Ortus, we pride ourselves in delivering relevant and engaging content, that's why decided to host two workshops this August!
https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/two-workshops-announced-for-august



CFML Jobs

Several positions available on https://www.getcfmljobs.com/
Listing over 54 ColdFusion positions from 41 companies across 26 locations in 5 Countries

1 new jobs this week.

Full-Time - ColdFusion Developer at Morrisville, NC - United States
Posted Aug 08
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/CFMLDev-at-Morrisville-NC/11102

Other online jobs

Full-Time - Senior ColdFusion/C#.NET Developer - RME - Tampa, FL
https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=23472&clientkey=B556761A15915FDD195FE2594B51E3ED



ForgeBox Module of the Week

Bookmarks for CommandBox by Adam Euans

Bookmarks allow you to bookmark directories for easy navigation.

List bookmarks - list existing bookmarks
CommandBox> bookmark list

Add bookmark - add a new bookmark
CommandBox> bookmark add [name] [path]
CommandBox> bookmark add 'Home'

Delete bookmark - delete an existing bookmark
CommandBox> bookmark delete [name] [path]
CommandBox> bookmark delete 'Home'

Goto bookmark - go to a bookmarked path
CommandBox> bookmark goto name
CommandBox> goto <name>

https://www.forgebox.io/view/commandbox-bookmarks



VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Search Editor: Apply Changes by Jackson Kearl

Apply changes in a Search Editor to files in a workspace.

Steps:
Run a search
Edit results
Run command "Apply Search Editor changes to workspace"

Search editor changes will overwrite their target files at the lines specified in the editor - if the lines in the target document have been modified shifted around this will result in erroneous overwriting of existing data.

This is a very early experiment of what writing local search editor changes out to the workspace might look like, please file bugs and feature requests as you see fit!

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=jakearl.search-editor-apply-changes



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