Modernize or Die® - CFML News for February 1st, 2022 - Episode 133

Brad and Eric host the this weeks CFML News Podcast. They talked about the partial results of the State of the CF Union Survey. They reminded you of the recent Webinar from Ortus, and upcoming workshop from Adobe. They also discussed a new Meetup Group CF Hawaii User Group started by John Barrett and it's first meetup. Brad also discussed his podcast on CFAlive regarding CommandBox Workflow Magic. They discuss the latest CFCasts content and some upcoming conferences, including some tentative dates for ITB later in the year, and even hints at a new venue option. 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 They show off the ForgeBox module of the Week - totp - By Ortus Solutions A CFML Implementation of Time-based One-time Passwords This week's VS Code Tip of the week is Hyper Key - This idea involves mapping Shift-Control-Option-Command to the caps lock key. Using the hyper key opens your keyboard up to a ton of new easily triggered shortcuts. They thanked all their Patreons - they talked a little information about perks for their Patreon supporters, including Annual Memberships with a discount. For the show notes - visit the website https://cfmlnews.modernizeordie.io/episodes/modernize-or-die-cfml-news-for-february-1st-2022-episode-133 Music from this podcast used under Royalty Free license from SoundDotCom https://www.soundotcom.com/ and BlueTreeAudio https://bluetreeaudio.com

2022-02-01 Weekly News - Episode 133

Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/6tJ1eEzQ398


Hosts:

Eric Peterson  - Senior Developer for Ortus Solutions
Brad Wood - Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions


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News and Events


State of the CF Union 2022 Survey Released

Help us find out the state of the CF Union – what versions of CFML Engine do people use, what frameworks, tools etc.
https://teratech.com/state-of-the-cf-union-2022-survey


ICYMI - Ortus Webinar - cbwire + Alpine.js with Grant Copley

In this webinar, Grant, lead developer for cbwire, will showcase how to build modern, reactive CFML apps easily using very little JavaScript.
https://cfcasts.com/series/ortus-webinars-2022/videos/grant-copley-on-cbwire-+-alpine_js


Hawaii CFUG - Using CFCs in your ColdFusion Applications with John Barrett

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 5:00 PM CT - Central Time (US and Canada)
This will be a talk on using CFCs in your ColdFusion applications. Creating and developing applications using CFCs enables you to separate the code logic from the design and presentation. Utilizing CFCs and creating a clear structured format for your code will help reduce the complexity of logic within your pages and improve the application speed. Having a clearly structured, the well-organized code base will make it easier to develop as an individual and share resources within a team. This is the instant benefit of CFC development.
https://www.meetup.com/hawaii-coldfusion-meetup-group/events/283506895/
https://cfhawaii.net/


CommandBox Workflow Magic (modules to speed up CF development), with Brad Wood

Brad Wood talks about “CommandBox Workflow magic (modules to speed up CF development)” in this episode of the CF Alive Podcast, with host Michaela Light.
https://teratech.com/podcast/commandbox-workflow-magic-modules-to-speed-up-cf-development-with-brad-wood/



Adobe Workshops

More Adobe #ColdFusion Workshops announced, lead by Damien Bruyndonckx

2 dates announced:
February 2, 2022
9.00 AM - 4.30 PM CET (Central European Time)
1.30 PM - 9.00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time)

March 09, 2022
9.00 AM - 4.30 PM CET (Central European Time)
1.30 PM - 9.00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time)

Register online at https://cf-workshop.meetus.adobeevents.com/



CFCasts Content Updates

https://www.cfcasts.com

Just Released

Coming soon
  • Into the Box LATAM



Conferences and Training


ICYMI - VueJS Nation Conference

Online Live Event
January 26th & 27th 2022
Register for Free and Watch the VODs
https://vuejsnation.com/


DevNexus 2022

April 12-14, 2022
Atlanta, GA
Brad & Luis will be speaking
Luis - Alpine.js: Declare and React with Simplicity
Brad - What's a Pull Request? (Contributing to Open Source)
https://devnexus.com/


Into The Box 2022

Tentative dates - September 27-30



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 - X-Forwarded-For in CommandBox vNext
Fair warning-- for a more secure-by-default behavior, CommandBox vNext will no longer trust X-Forwarded-For HTTP headers unless you configure it to. This is to prevent IP-based access control being circumvented. https://ortussolutions.atlassian.net/browse/COMMANDBOX-1424 #CFML #ColdFusion #InfoSec #SecureByDefault
https://twitter.com/bdw429s/status/1486763129216409620
https://twitter.com/bdw429s


Tweet - Zac Spitzer - M1 support in Lucee 5.3.9.61-SNAPSHOT
Just merged in native M1 support for Macs in Lucee 5.3.9.61-SNAPSHOT RC1 comes out next week, we've just been battling getting rid of the last vestiges of log4j1 try it out via #Commandbox https://luceeserver.atlassian.net/browse/LDEV-3536 #lucee #cfml
https://twitter.com/zackster/status/1487109711451377666
https://twitter.com/zackster


Supplemental - Dan Abramov - npm audit: Broken by Design
Commentary about the auditing woes
https://overreacted.io/npm-audit-broken-by-design/


Blog - Ben Nadel - I Always Design The Database Schema First, Then The ColdFusion Code
Throughout my career, I've often heard that it is a best practice to design your "Domain Objects" and your "Business Logic" first and then, eventually, to design a database schema that allows your domain objects to be persisted. I've even seen many ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) systems that will happily churn-out database schemas based solely on your Objects (and their metadata). Personally, I've never done this. In fact, I find this approach to be antagonistic to how my brain operates. When I'm working on a ColdFusion application (or a feature therein), I always start with the database schema first and then layer the ColdFusion application upon it using an iterative, ground-up approach.
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/4191-i-always-design-the-database-schema-first-then-the-coldfusion-code.htm


Blog - Ben Nadel - Turning Off "InvalidTag" ScriptProtect Safely In ColdFusion 2021
The other day, I wrote an article about dynamically generating <script> tags using Umbrella JS. Historically, writing about the <script> tag has been somewhat challenging - from a technical standpoint - because the ColdFusion server goes out of its way to protect You from persisted Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks. It does this by scanning input scopes (ex, url, form, cgi, cookie) and replacing suspicious tag names (ex, script, object, embed, applet, iframe) with the phrase "InvalidTag". I was able to turn this behavior off using the Application.cfc setting, this.scriptProtect="none". This feels like a scary step, however; so, I wanted to just think out loud about why this is safe to do in my particular context.
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/4194-turning-off-invalidtag-scriptprotect-safely-in-coldfusion-2021.htm


Blog - Ben Nadel - Ask Ben: Converting An XML Document Into A Nested ColdFusion Struct
It's been a long, long time since I've done an Ask Ben question; but, I recently received a question about XML document parsing in ColdFusion and I thought this would be a good opportunity to get back into the swing of things. In this post, I'm going to be using a recursive, depth-first traversal algorithm to iterative create a nested structure based on the an XML configuration document.
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/4193-ask-ben-converting-an-xml-document-into-a-nested-coldfusion-struct.htm



CFML Jobs

Several positions available on https://www.getcfmljobs.com/
Listing over 32 ColdFusion positions from 20 companies across 20 locations in 5 Countries

3 new jobs listed

Full-Time - Software Developer - ColdFusion at Overland Park, KS - United States
Jan 27
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/Software-Developer-ColdFusion-at-Overland-Park-KS/11418

Full-Time - Software Developer - Database and ColdFusion Developer at Hobart TAS
Jan 27
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/australia/Database-and-ColdFusion-Developer-at-Hobart-TAS/11419

Full-Time - Software Developer - Coldfusion Developer at Halifax, ON - United States
Jan 27
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/canada/Coldfusion-Developer-at-Halifax-ON/11417


Other Job Links

https://www.venntro.com/careers


 

ForgeBox Module of the Week

totp

By Ortus Solutions

A CFML Implementation of Time-based One-time Passwords

Create secrets, authenticator urls, and QR codes for new TOTP tokens.
Generate tokens and verify those tokens using the given secrets.

https://forgebox.io/view/totp


VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Hyper Key

This idea involves mapping Shift-Control-Option-Command to the caps lock key. Using the hyper key opens your keyboard up to a ton of new easily triggered shortcuts.

Mac: https://www.macsparky.com/blog/2021/2/hyper-key-via-bettertouchtool/
Windows: https://gist.github.com/mitcdh/33aaf96ce2636d0c9e8ed9473059fa93
Linux: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1133312/how-do-i-remap-caps-lock-to-hyper-key-in-ubuntu-18-04



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