Modernize or Die® - CFML News for August 3rd, 2021 - Episode 114

Gavin hosts this weeks episode. He talks Adobe Updates available for Java 8 and 11 as of July 20, 2021. 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 getCfmlJobs.com including 2 jobs from Ortus Solutions. They show off the ForgeBox module of the Week, browserlesscfc - A CFML wrapper for the browserless API. Control web browser automation for screenshots, pdf generation, testing, and more. This week's VS Code Tip of the week is Rainbow Fart - This extension will keep giving you compliments while you are coding. 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 https://cfmlnews.modernizeordie.io/episodes/modernize-or-die-cfml-news-for-august-3rd-2021-episode-114 Music from this podcast used under Royalty Free license from SoundDotCom https://www.soundotcom.com/ and BlueTreeAudio https://bluetreeaudio.com

2021-08-03 Weekly News - Episode 114

Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/fY0Gcm-zXBI


Hosts:
 

Gavin Pickin - Senior Developer for Ortus Solutions


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News and Events


ICYMI : Updates available for Java 8 and 11, as of July 20, 2021

ColdFusion users should be aware that there were updates released last week (Jul 20) to the long-term support (LTS) versions of Oracle Java, versions 8 and 11. Java 11 is the version currently supported by CF2021 and CF2018.

Update: the Adobe downloads page offering Java installers has NOW been updated to offer this new update.
https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2021/07/java-updates-available-as-of-july-20-2021/




CFCasts Content Updates

https://www.cfcasts.com

Just Released
  • Up and Running with Quick Workshop
    • Retrieving Entities
    • Step 1 Exercise
    • Tour the App
Coming this week
  • More Up and Running with Quick
Send your suggestions at https://cfcasts.com/support



Conferences and Training

GitLab Commit

August 3-4, 2021
Join us at Commit to learn more about how modern DevOps transforms companies of all sizes and pushes teams to drive innovation to market.
During this two-day conference, attendees will learn how they can instill modern DevOps practices at their organizations. Hear firsthand digital transformation stories from some of the most well-known companies as well as learn more about cutting-edge CI/CD and security technologies that bring companies to the next level.
https://gitlabcommitvirtual2021.com/


Into the Box 2021 - live in Person in Texas.

September 23rd and 24th.
No workshops this year.
Selection Committee Met - Speakers and Schedule coming soon.

EARLY BIRD TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

https://intothebox.org
https://itb2021.eventbrite.com


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.
https://confs.tech/



Blogs, Tweets and Videos of the Week


Tweet - Brad Wood - Lucee Event Gateways in CFConfig
I've just pushed (sponsored) support for Lucee Event Gateways in CFConfig.  As they differ significantly from Adobe gateways, they will not transfer between engines & are stored separately in the JSON.  #CFConfig #CommandBox #CFML #ColdFusion
https://twitter.com/bdw429s/status/1420800684044214272
https://twitter.com/bdw429s


Blog - Charlie Arehart - Having problems applying a CF update? What to check, and how to recover!
Are you finding problems after applying a CF update? The explanation may be someplace you’re not even looking: the update’s “install log”. And the resolution may be just minutes away!
I hear this often: you just applied (or tried to apply) a CF update, and now there’s a problem. Perhaps CF won’t even start, or the admin is failing somehow. “The update is broken!”, you may think, or “CF has a bug in that update!” you may say as you go to open a bug report. You may even be thinking you need to re-install CF. Wait!
https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2019/03/problems-applying-cf-update-check-first/


Ben Nadel - Inserting Text At The Last Known Selection / Caret Location In JavaScript
Over the weekend, I added emoji shortcuts just below my comment form. To do this, I had to render the emoji options using Lucee CFML; and then, I had to apply the selected emoji to the textarea using JavaScript. In an effort to always do things incrementally and iteratively, my first (and current) implementation always inserts the emoji at the end of the textarea. But, in my next iteration, I want to insert the emoji at the last known caret / selection location. As such, I wanted to explore that concept in its own little JavaScript demo.
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/4086-inserting-text-at-the-last-known-selection-caret-location-in-javascript.htm



CFML Jobs

Several positions available on https://www.getcfmljobs.com/
Listing over 152 ColdFusion positions from 69 companies across 100 locations in 5 Countries.

3 new jobs listed this week

Full-Time - ColdFusion Developer at Houston, TX - United States
Posted Jul 29
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/ColdFusion-Developer-at-Houston-TX/11303

Full-Time - ColdFusion Specialist at Bengaluru, Karnataka - India
Posted Jul 28
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/india/ColdFusion-Specialist-at-Bengaluru-Karnataka/11304

Full-Time - Software Engineer - Adobe ColdFusion at Remote - United States
Posted Jul 27
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/Software-Engineer-Adobe-ColdFusion-at-Remote/11302


Ortus Jobs - https://www.ortussolutions.com/about-us/careers

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


ForgeBox Module of the Week

browserlesscfc

A CFML wrapper for the browserless API. Control web browser automation for screenshots, pdf generation, testing, and more.

Feel free to use the issue tracker to report bugs or suggest improvements!

This was quickly put together for a side project. It isn't meant to be comprehensive or complete. Just a starting point, if people are interested in messing around with the browserless.io API via CFML.

https://www.forgebox.io/view/browserlesscfc



VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Rainbow Fart

This extension will keep giving you compliments while you are coding.
https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=saekiraku.rainbow-fart




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