Modernize or Die® - CFML News for August 13th, 2019

Brad joins Gavin on this weeks show. We discuss that there is another Modernize or Die Podcast, the SoapBox Edition. We discuss the Ortus Bootcamp training in India has the prices slashed. We remind everyone of an Ortus Webinar on ForgeBox's new editions and how you can find it. We discuss early bird is still going for Adobe's CF Summit Conference in Las Vegas in October, get your tickets before they remember to up the prices. The CF Summit call for speakers is now closed and speakers and sessions for CF Summit have been announced. In addition to the ColdFusion Specialist Certificate Program workshop prior to the conference, there are now 3 more workshops. We also discuss the CF Summit Ortus Trainings for after the Conference and how to register for them... including a new Discount Code for all of our trainings. We talk about Ortus Solutions' Bootcamp training in India with Luis Majano and mention how CF Camp is coming up fast, tickets are now available, and Brad and Eric announce the workshops they'll be leading at CF Camp. We spotlight a lot of great blog posts, too many to list, so listen to the show. We show off our ForgeBox module of the Week, is actually a package, not a module, ColdBox and our VS Code Hint Tip and Trick of the week is keyboard shortcuts, how to find them, and how to install a keymap so VS Code behaves like your old favorite . We finish the podcast by thanking our Patreon supporters. For the show notes - visit the website Music from this podcast used under Royalty Free license from SoundDotCom and BlueTreeAudio

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2019-08-13 Weekly News - Episode 14


  • Gavin Pickin - Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions
  • Brad Wood - Lead Architect for Ortus Solutions

News and Events

Did you know we have another Modernize or Die Podcast - SoapBox Edition?

Ortus has slashed the price on the India Bootcamp in Bangalore

New reduced price is only $199 for the 2 day bootcamp and $99 with the group discount.

Ortus had a Webinar last week on FORGEBOX New Editions: PRO, ORGS & Enterprise

Luis Majano and Javier Quintero did a great job showing off the new editions of ForgeBox.
The replay is available online for anyone who missed it.

Adobe CF Summit early bird

Still available as of August 13th - are they still available now? Get them before they go up.

Certificate Program + Conference Pass $498.00
ColdFusion Security Preconference + Conference Pass $348.00
Conference Pass $99.00
ColdFusion Docker Preconference + Conference Pass $348.00
ColdFusion PMT Preconference + Conference Pass $348.00

Adobe CF Summit Speakers Announced - 31 so far

Adobe CF Summit - Conference

  • Las Vegas at the Mirage October 1-2 ( Tuesday + Wednesday )
  • Biggest CFML Conference of the Year - 500+ people
  • Great Adobe Party
  • Register Now - Early bird was only $99
  • Early-bird registration has been extended to June 30, 2019
  • Call for Speakers is now closed!!!
  • Speakers are listed on the website 
    • Lots of Ortus Speakers
      • Luis Majano
      • Brad Wood
      • Eric Peterson
      • Gavin Pickin
    • Adobe Speakers 5+
      • Rakshith Naresh
      • Uday Ogra
      • Kailash Bihani
      • Piyush Kumar Nayak
      • Suchika Singh
    • Lots of other great community speakers 15+
      Including but not limited to:
      • Pete Frietag
      • George Murphy
      • Brian Klaas
      • Matt Clemente
      • Giancarlo Gomez
      • Matt Gifford
      • Carl Von Stetten
      • Daniel Fredericks
      • Uma Ghotikar
      • Abram Adams
      • Dan Wilson
      • David Tattersal ( Fusion Reactor )
      • Charlie Arehart
      • Dave Ferguson

Adobe CF Summit - Workshops

Adobe ColdFusion Specialist Certificate Program

From the CF Summit Website:

The Adobe ColdFusion Specialist is a full-day certificate classroom program, delivered by top Adobe ColdFusion experts. You will be enrolled into the course as soon as you register and will receive course instructions and prep materials two weeks prior to the on-site program date. Following the training you will complete an online assessment – upon successful completion, you will receive your Adobe ColdFusion Specialist certificate.

The Mirage, Las Vegas
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Monday September 30, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $399.00 - early bird pricing

  • Pre-conference Training 1: Hands-on ColdFusion Security Workshop
    Trainer : Pete Freitag, Principal Consultant, Foundeo Inc.
  • Pre-conference Training 2: Going from Zero to 60 with Docker and ColdFusion images
    Trainer: Charlie Arehart, Independent Consultant, Carehart
  • Pre-conference Training 3: Performance Monitoring Toolset
    Trainer: Adobe ColdFusion Team

Ortus Solutions Training Workshops at CF Summit after the Conference

Ortus will be doing 2  2-day trainings on Thursday October 3rd, and Friday October the 4th. 

We have two great workshops to select from and they will be held in a much more exclusive and comfortable environment that will allow us to bring you a better learning experience at Executive Hospitality Suite from ARIA Tower Suites . Register as soon as possible as space is very limited!

ColdBox From Zero to Hero
Lead by Gavin Pickin & Eric Peterson

ColdBox From Hero to SuperHero : API Edition
Lead by Luis Majano and Brad Wood

Dates: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Friday, October 4, 2019 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

ARIA Resort & Casino
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd

More information and a link to register here:

ColdBox From Zero to Hero - Bootcamp Training

Bangalore, India | October 16-17, 2019 - by Luis Majano
Very popular ColdBox training, a great way to get your feet wet and jump start your ColdBox development. 

Project Overview:
We will be building a real twitter clone: SoapBox.  We will use HMVC conventions, including BDD / TDD testing to build out the application including the usage of many different ForgeBox modules and industry standards.

Price: $199 for 2 days
Group discounted pricing available for $99

CF Camp - Workshops and Conference

October 17th and 18th in Munich, Freising, Germany.
Read more now: - Tickets NOW AVAILABLE.
Early bird - July 15, 2019 - 280 EUR - $313.27
Regular - Sep 11 - Oct 15, 2018 - 330 EUR - $369.17
Late - Oct 16 - Nov 8, 2018 - 380 EUR - $425.10

You can see the great lineup of speakers and sessions from last year on the site now. They will update as the speakers and sessions for this year is finalized.

Call for Speaker Deadline was July 7th - Now closed
Speakers have been announced

On Twitter Kai said “I can honestly say this is the best & most diverse programme, @cf_camp  ever had!“

Ortus Speakers
  • Eric Peterson
  • Jorge Reyes
  • Brad Wood

Lots of Great Community Speakers
  • Charlie Arehart
  • Eleftheria Batsou
  • Miguel Beltran
  • Wil de Bruin
  • Jen Doherty
  • Mark Drew
  • Rob Dudley
  • Seb Duggan
  • Nolan Erck
  • Uma Ghotikar
  • Matt Gifford
  • Majid Hajian
  • Michael Hnat
  • Kenigbolo Meya Stephen
  • Kai König
  • Francisco Mancardi
  • Lara Martín
  • Joel Stobart
  • Maciej Treder
  • Dom Watson
  • Sebastian Zartner

Sessions have been announced

Ortus Training
Ortus will be doing a 2 day workshop on the 15th and 16th of October. 

Eric Peterson will be leading - Rest easy at night with TestBox BDD
Brad Wood will be leading the - Hero to Superhero - API REST Edition - name to be confirmed.

Blogs, Tweets and Videos of the Week

CFCamp - check out their twitter feed, where every day they highlight one of their speakers. This is the tweet that started it.

Ben Nadel - Unexpected Variable Assignment Using Function LocalMode Modern With Nested Closures In Lucee

Ben Nadel - Using Function LocalMode To Render Templates During Static Site Generation In Lucee

Ben Nadel - Using Function LocalMode Modern To More-Safely Render ColdFusion Templates In Lucee

Evagoras Charalambous - Intercepting the QB module query executor in a ColdBox application

Evagoras Charalambous - Run a CommandBox ColdFusion instance as a Windows Service

Pete Freitag - Tuning Tomcat IIS Connectors and server.xml

Pete Freitag - Push Tomcat logs with the AWS CloudWatch Logs Agent

Pete Freitag - Sending nginx access logs to CloudWatch Logs Agent

Mitrahsoft reposted an old Blog - Taking over as FW/1 maintainer and frameworks future
Author: Steven Neiland
Published: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT

GitBook PDF Exporter module for CommandBox
Project with Brad Wood and Scott Steinbook

Job Opportunities - @getcfmljobs on twitter

Full Time ColdFusion Developer Position - Brisbane QLD,  Australia
Fusebox experience or other Coldfusion Frameworks. We are looking for a Cold Fusion developer for a Contract role based in Brisbane. MS SQL (2008 to latest).

Fire Systems Technical Specialist - Web Developer - Denver Fire Department - Denver, CO,  United States

ForgeBox Module of the Week


ColdBox is a conventions modular MVC development platform for ColdFusion (CFML).
Version 5.5.0+958 is the latest of 34 release(s) ( on forgebox )

box install coldbox

Last Update: Jun 14 2019 03:07 PM | Downloads: 6838 | Installs: 93151 | Views: 4830 | Versions: 34

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

ShortCuts and KeyMaps

Keyboard reference sheets

Are you used to keyboard shortcuts from another editor? You can install a Keymap extension that brings the keyboard shortcuts from your favorite editor to VS Code. Go to Preferences > Keymap Extensions to see the current list on the Marketplace. Some of the more popular ones:

You can see recommended keymap extensions in the Extensions view with Ctrl+K Ctrl+M which filters the search to @recommended:keymaps.

Thank you to all of our Patreon Supporters

These individuals are personally supporting our open source initiatives to ensure the great toolings like CommandBox, ForgeBox, ColdBox, ContentBox, TestBox and all the other boxes keep getting the continuous development they need, and funds the cloud infrastructure at our community relies on like ForgeBox for our Package Management with CommandBox. 

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