Modernize or Die® - CFML News for December 22nd, 2020 - Episode 84

Eric and Special Christmas Guest Matthew Clemente host this weeks episode. They discuss new versions of CommandBox and ColdBox. They give you an roundup of CFCasts Content Updates... including 20 ColdBox Zero to Hero videos and the launch of the 12 Modules of ForgeBox Christmas. They discuss the last week of AWS re:Invent going on right now, and how to watch some of the previous months online conferences as the year comes to an end. They discuss how the Adobe ColdFusion Certification is still available online. 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, as well as a Senior CFML position available at Ortus Solutions. They show off the ForgeBox module of the Week, commandbox-bookmarks by Adam Euans - A module that allow you to bookmark directories for easy navigation. This week's VS Code Tip of the week is Make VS Code Awesome - a course to help you get more out of VS Code For the show notes - visit the website https://cfmlnews.modernizeordie.io/episodes/modernize-or-die-cfml-news-for-december-22nd-2020-episode-84 Music from this podcast used under Royalty Free license from SoundDotCom https://www.soundotcom.com/ and BlueTreeAudio https://bluetreeaudio.com

2020-12-22 Weekly News - Episode 84

Watch the video version on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VzzvpJwgo4

Hosts:

Eric Peterson - Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions
Matthew Clemente - Developer at Season 4, LLC


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News and Events


CommandBox 5.2.1 Released
https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/commandbox-521-release


ColdBox 6.2.0 Released
https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/coldbox-620-released


Advent of Code 2020

Advent of Code is an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill sets and skill levels that can be solved in any programming language you like. People use them as a speed contest, interview prep, company training, university coursework, practice problems, or to challenge each other.
You don't need a computer science background to participate - just a little programming knowledge and some problem solving skills will get you pretty far. Nor do you need a fancy computer; every problem has a solution that completes in at most 15 seconds on ten-year-old hardware.
https://adventofcode.com/2020



CFCasts Content Updates

- ColdBox Zero to Hero Workshop
- 12 Modules of ForgeBox Christmas

Send your suggestions at https://cfcasts.com/support



Conferences and Training


AWS re:Invent

NOV. 30 – DEC. 18, 2020, JAN 12 - 14, 2021
New dates added in January 2021.
Free
Amazon’s Premium Conference is also virtual, and a free 3-week event:
https://reinvent.awsevents.com/



Blogs, Tweets and Videos of the Week


Blog - Charlie Arehart - What CF2021 giveth, CF2021 taketh away for now it seems. Some new features on hold?
https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2020/12/what-cf2021-giveth/


Blog - Robert Zehnder - Quickly transform XML to JSON with org.json.XML and ColdFusion
https://kisdigital.com/quickly-transform-xml-to-json-with-org-json/


Video - TeraTech - ColdFusion 2021 Revealing Details on How it was Created with Rakshith Naresh
https://teratech.com/podcast/coldfusion-2021-revealing-details-on-how-it-was-created-with-rakshith-naresh/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=107-coldfusion-2021-revealing-details-on-how-it-was-created-with-rakshith-naresh


Blog - Charlie Arehart - Online ColdFusion Meetup 2020 year in review
https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2020/12/cfmeetup2020_year_in_review/


Blog - Ben Nadel - Looking For Database Performance Bottlenecks And Optimizations Using The Sys Schema In MySQL 5.7
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/3943-looking-for-database-performance-bottlenecks-and-optimizations-using-the-sys-schema-in-mysql-5-7.htm


Blog - Ben Nadel - Why I've Been Merging Microservices Back Into The Monolith At InVision
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/3944-why-ive-been-merging-microservices-back-into-the-monolith-at-invision.htm


Blog - Matthew Clemente - How Our Family Uses SMS and Smart Picture Frames to Connect During Remote Holidays
https://blog.mattclemente.com/2020/12/22/sharing-pictures-sms-smart-frame.html


Tweet - Brendan Boyle - React Server Components and ColdFusion
https://twitter.com/brendanboyle87/status/1341353266999943168
https://reactjs.org/blog/2020/12/21/data-fetching-with-react-server-components.html


Tweet - lmajano - ColdBox Async Manager
https://twitter.com/lmajano/status/1339689085011681281
https://twitter.com/lmajano/status/1340092243277967363
https://twitter.com/lmajano/status/1340092800948449280
https://twitter.com/lmajano/status/1340093183900983299



CFML Jobs

Several positions available on https://www.getcfmljobs.com/
Listing over 60 ColdFusion positions from 40 companies across 31 locations in 5 Countries.

5 new jobs this week.

Full-Time - Alpine Home Air Products - US Remote or Chicago
Posted Dec 18, 2020
https://stackoverflow.com/jobs/472560/full-stack-coldfusion-web-developer-us-remote-alpine-home-air-products

Full-Time - TCS – ColdFusion at St Louis, MI, USA
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/Coldfusion-Programmer-at-Saint-Louis-MI/11148

Full-Time - Zenith System Solutions Inc. at Toronto, ON, Canada
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/canada/ColdFusion-Developer-at-Toronto-ON/11152

Full-Time - HotelPlanner at West Palm Beach, FL, United States
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/india/ColdFusion-Application-Developer-at-Hyderabad-Telangana/11145

Full-Time - Aetso Technical at Springfield, IL, United States
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-kingdom/Coldfusion-and-Lucee-Developer-at-London/11144


Ortus is hiring: Senior ColdFusion CFML Developer

At Ortus you will be:
- Modernizing web applications and helping companies move out of legacy hell
- Teaming up with ColdFusion Experts in order to solve complex web development problems.
- Testing and integrating new web technologies in order to create custom business implementations
- Pushed to innovate constantly and create new solutions to web development problems
- Leading project teams that deliver software that matters

US Timezone availability is a must
US Citizen or Resident or Work Visa is a must
https://www.ortussolutions.com/about-us/careers



ForgeBox Module of the Week

commandbox-bookmarks by Adam Euans

Bookmarks allow you to bookmark directories for easy navigation.
`box install commandbox-bookmarks`

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



VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Make VS Code Awesome

VS Code is pretty good
Its integrated terminal, global search, and extension marketplace are fantastic.
But here's my beef: It's loaded with distractions and takes a ton of configuration to feel good.

That's where this course comes in.
We're going to make VS Code awesome, then teach you how to be insanely productive in it.

https://makevscodeawesome.com/



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