Modernize or Die® - CFML News for August 31th, 2021 - Episode 117

Gavin and Eric host this weeks episode. They remind you about the Speaker and Sessions announced for the Into the Box conference in September. They remind you of this Ortus's August Webinar on CBValidation which is now on CFCasts. as well as September's upcoming Adobe Webinar on deploying ACF2021 to AWS and Azure Cloud. They also discuss a free 1 day workshop offered by Adobe, filled with great CFML content coming up in September too. They discuss the latest CFCasts content, and some upcoming conferences... including Into the Box 2021 and Into the Box Latam both being held 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 including 2 jobs from Ortus Solutions. They show off the ForgeBox module of the Week, Semantic Version by Ortus Solutions (Brad Wood) - A library that implements npm-style semantic versioning for CFML. This week's VS Code Tip of the week is Live Share Extension Pack - Updated features include: Sharing servers via port sharing, Sharing terminals (read-only or read/write access), Chat channels (Slack replacement), Audio channels (Zoom replacement) They thanked all their Patreons - they reached the goal of 100% support of the podcast and we're on the way to the next set of goals. They talked a little information about perks for their Patreon supporters, and a new option, 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

2021-08-31 Weekly News - Episode 117

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

Thanks to our Sponsor - Ortus Solutions

The makers of ColdBox, CommandBox, ForgeBox, TestBox and almost every other Box out there. 
A few ways  to say thanks back to Ortus Solutions:

Patreon Support

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We are now 41% of the way to our next goal, fully funding the site.
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News and Events

ICYMI - ITB Sessions and Speakers Announced

Check out the schedule for 2 days, 2 tracks, 26 sessions and 2 keynotes.

ICYMI - Ortus Webinar for August - cbValidation: Validate all things! with Javier Quintero

Aug 25, 2021 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Learn alongside Javier Quintero, how to validate all things! Validations are fundamental when building APIs and web apps. Most of the time we skip validations and we open the door for bugs and issues in the app. Luckily, ColdBox has made this process simpler so we can prevent these issues from happening. With the cbValidation module, you can validate all incoming request data or populated objects. You can use the existing validators or create your own custom validators so you can validate everything the way you want.

Adobe 1 Day Workshop - Adobe ColdFusion Workshop

Wed, September 22, 2021
09:00 - 17:00 CEST EUROPEAN
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.

Adobe Webinar for September - Head in the clouds: Installing ColdFusion on Azure and AWS with Mark Takata

Wed, September 22, 2021
09:00 - 10:00 PDT
If you’ve been thinking about getting your CF instance moved into the cloud but don’t know where to start, this webinar will get you rolling. We will explore how to install, configure and update CF2021 installs in both Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure and give you tips and tricks on how to get things off the ground.

CFCasts Content Updates

Just Released
  • Webinars 2021
    • Javier Quintero on cbValidation
  • Up and Running with Quick
    • Step 5 Exercise
    • HasMany Relationship
    • Step 6 Exercise
Coming this week
  • More Up and Running with Quick

Send your suggestions at

Conferences and Training

SpringOne - Code with the flow

September 1-2, 2021 - Free
Less dev friction means getting more done. Join us online September 1–2 to see how developers, DevOps pros, and software leaders are ditching distractions to build scalable apps in a world that never stops changing.

Into the Box 2021 - live in Person in Texas.

September 23rd and 24th.
No workshops this year.
Speakers and Schedule Released!!

ITB Latam 2021 - live in person

December 2nd or 3rd 2021 (confirming dates asap)

More conferences

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

Blogs, Tweets and Videos of the Week

Blog - Michael Born - Redirecting Hibernate Logs to the CommandBox Console
This week we're going a step farther to take all log4j messages emitted by the HIbernate logger and redirect them to the console. This console is what is shown when you run box server log --follow in CommandBox.

Tweet - Michael Born - Easy ColdBox Integration Testing
It's pretty awesome how simple and powerful integration testing is with ColdBox and TestBox. Are these tests stupidly simple, or simply stupid? #cfml #testbox #modernizeordie


Several positions available on
Listing over 178 ColdFusion positions from 84 companies across 110 locations in 5 Countries.

6 new jobs listed

Full-Time - ColdFusion Jr. Web Developer at Pune, Maharashtra - India
Posted Aug 28

Full-Time - Senior Coldfusion Developer at Windsor Mill, MD - United States
Posted Aug 28

Full-Time - Senior Coldfusion Developer |LATAM| at Colon, PA - United States
Posted Aug 27

Full-Time - ColdFusion / Java Engineer (Contract) at London - United Kingdom
Posted Aug 25

Full-Time - ColdFusion Developer at Oak Ridge, TN - United States
Posted Aug 25

Full-Time - Programmer/Analyst (ColdFusion) at Ottawa, ON - Canada
Posted Aug 24

Ortus Jobs
  • Senior ColdFusion CFML Developer (USA TEAM)
  • Desarollador Web (EL SALVADOR TEAM)

ForgeBox Module of the Week

Semantic Version by Ortus Solutions (Brad Wood)

A library that implements npm-style semantic versioning for CFML.
var semver = wirebox.getInstance( 'semanticVersion@semver' );
semver.satisfies( '1.0.0', '1.0.x' );

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Live Share Extension Pack

Microsoft - 924,675 downloads - 5 stars
Updated features include:
  • Sharing servers via port sharing
  • Sharing terminals (read-only or read/write access)
  • Chat channels (Slack replacement)
  • Audio channels (Zoom replacement)

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.

You can support us on Patreon here

Now offering Annual Memberships, pay for the year and save 10% - great for businesses.
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