Modernize or Die® - CFML News for July 23rd, 2019

We discuss the 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 2 more workshops. We also discuss the CF Summit Ortus Trainings for after the Conference and how to register for them. 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. The call for speakers is now closed for CF Camp and speakers will be announced soon.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,CBMail Services and our VS Code Hint Tip and Trick of the week being CFML syntax highlighter, we should have done that one first to be honest. 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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2019-07-23 Weekly News - Episode 11


  • Andrew Davis - Senior Developer for InLeague LLC
  • Gavin Pickin - Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions

News and Events

Adobe CF Summit early bird

Still available as of July 23rd - 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

2 new CF SUMMIT workshops announced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 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

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
      • Rakshith Naresh
      • Uday Ogra
      • Kailash Bihani
      • Piyush Kumar Nayak
      • Suchika Singh
    • Lots of other great speakers, 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 - Workshop - 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.

It has been a long time since the last ColdFusion Certification program, back with ColdFusion 9 I believe.

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

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 are being notified and will be announced shortly.

Ortus Training
Ortus will be doing a 2 day workshop on the 15th and 16th of October. 
Brad Wood & Eric Peterson will be doing 2 day workshops, topics to be decided, we’re opening them up for voting on twitter… reach out to @ortussolutions to tell us what you want.
CommandBox, ColdBox Zero to Hero, WireBox, LogBox, CacheBox, TestBox, REST APIs

Blogs, Tweets and Videos of the Week

Michael Born - Form Processing in CFScript Part One: Form Validation

Ben Nadel - The CFQueryParam Tag does not require the “cf_sql_” prefix on SQL Types in Lucee

Tweet from Brad Wood
Thanks to a community pull requests from John Berquist, the Sentry error reporting library now has reliable method names reported in the stack trace, even on Lucee. This is great for seeing what code errored at a glance. 

Tweet from Brad Wood
AdoptOpenJDK released update 222 for JDK 8 yesterday. I know this because I restarted a test server and voilà, a new JRE downloaded on the fly.  I felt so lazy just sitting there watching my CLI do all that work for me. Wait, no I didn't :) #SorryNotSorry #CFML #ColdFusion

Michael Born - Creating an MS Access Lucee Extension

Brian Klass - Using AWS Step Functions in CFML: Speaking Translated Text into a MP3 File
Posted 15 July 2019
We are now at the final step in this parallel execution inside our Step Functions workflow that transcribes a video, takes the transcript and translates it into a different langugage (Spanish, in this parallel execution), and speaks that translated text into a MP3 file.

ForgeBox Module of the Week

v1.4.2+34 (MODULES)

The ColdBox Mail services module will allow you to send email the OO way in multiple protocols
box install cbmailservices

Last Update: Jun 25 2019 06:52 PM | Downloads: 2271 | Installs: 20594 | Views: 3332 | Versions: 9

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week


KamasamaK | 10,997 installs |  28,269 downloads | 5 stars |  Free
CFML language

An extension for Visual Studio Code to assist in development with CFML.

vscode-coldfusion on which the syntax highlighting is based, which was based on the next extension
sublimetext-cfml as inspiration for some of the features. "Parsing" logic (including regexes) was also used.
cfdocs as the default documentation and sample images in this README
vscode-php-docblocker as the basis for docblock completion

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. 

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Steven  Klotz

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