Modernize or Die® - CFML News for August 6th, 2019

We discuss the Incorporation of Ortus Solutions El Salvador. We discuss another pre-conference workshop being added to CF Summit. We discuss early bird being extended for Adobe's CF Summit Conference in Las Vegas in October, 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 discuss all of the great sessions announced for 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, TestBox and our VS Code Hint Tip and Trick of the week being Microsoft's Docker. 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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2019-08-06 Weekly News - Episode 13


  • Gavin Pickin - Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions
  • Andrew Davis - Sr. Developer for inLeague

News and Events

Ortus Solutions is expanding.

We are proud to announce the incorporation of Ortus Solutions El Salvador. In the spirit to bring open source awareness, evangelize about ColdFusion/Java, teach about modern web development and ultimately to modernize Latin America. #coldfusion #modernizeOrDie 

Adobe Announces a new Pre-Conference Training

Pre-conference Training 3: Performance Monitoring Toolset 
Trainer : Adobe ColdFusion Team

This workshop will lead you through the finer details of the Performance Monitoring toolset and help you start monitoring the performance of ColdFusion servers like a pro. We will show how this solution provides insight into potential performance bottlenecks, and availability issues with the application and server, which you might not otherwise be aware of—until it’s too late. By being proactive and monitoring all phases of your application life cycle from development to production, you can find issues before your customers do. 

Adobe CF Summit early bird

Still available as of August 6th - 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

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: $599 for 2 days
Group discounted pricing available for $499

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

CF Alive Podcast - 095 ColdFusion CommandBox vs Node.js (Dev Feature shootout), with Nolan Erck

Ben Nadel Blog Post -  Fixing ImageScaleToFit() Invalid Size Errors In Earlier Versions Of Lucee CFML

Ben Nadel Blog Post - CachedWithin Function Memoization Can Be Applied To Closures In Lucee

Ben Nadel Blog Post - Using Hmac() And An Ordered Struct To Implement A Secure Email Tracking Pixel In Lucee

Ben Nadel Blog Post - CFCatch Can Target Explicit Java Exception Types Even With JavaLoader In Lucee

Aliaspooryorik - Converting an array of structs to a query dynamically

Aliaspooryorik - Chained assignments – beware of dragons!

Brad Wood Tweet
Thanks to Adrian Sanchez for contributing a new section to the CommandBox docs that walk you through setting up a CommandBox server on Amazon Lightsail in just a few minutes.… #CFML #ColdFusion #ModernizeOrDie

Charlie Arehart - Getting started Adobe’s ColdFusion Docker images

Charlie Arehart Blog - Filing issues for things like CF docs, Docker images, PMT, CFFiddle, and even the bug tracker itself

Fusion Reactor Blog - FR Sponsor key CF events

Fusion Reactor Blog - [FRS-464] Issue running FusionReactor with OpenJDK 11.0.2 – 11.0.4

Michael Born - Form Processing in CFScript Part Two: Saving Form Entries to the Database 

Job Opportunities

ColdFusion Software Developer at Enviance
Title: ColdFusion Software Developer
Location: Carlsbad, CA or Remote, USA

Sr. Software Engineer - ColdFusion
Roseville, CA,  United States

Developer in Payments and Wallet Space at Tutuka

ForgeBox Module of the Week


TestBox is a Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Test Driven Development (TDD) framework for ColdFusion (CFML). It also includes mocking and stubbing capabilities via its internal MockBox library.

box install testbox

Last Update: Jun 25 2019 11:27 AM | Downloads: 4014 | Installs: 179067 | Views: 3766 | Versions: 18

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Docker - ms-azuretools.vscode-docker

Microsoft 14,022,846 downloads

Adds syntax highlighting, commands, hover tips, and linting for Dockerfile and docker-compose files

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. 

If we’re getting your name wrong please let us know.

Andrew  Davis

Gary  Knight

Jan  Jannek

Joseph  Lamoree

Laksma  Tirtohadi

Richard  Herbert

John  Farrar

Carl  Von Stetten

Don  Bellamy

Samuel  Knowlton

David  Belanger

Yogesh  Mathur

Steven  Klotz

Dan  Card

Jeremy Adams

Brian  White

Didier  Lesnicki 

Scott Steinbeck

Jordan Clark

Matthew Clemente

Da Li

You can see an up to date list of all sponsors on Ortus Solutions' Website

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