Modernize or Die® - CFML News for June 25th, 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 mention the new ColdFusion Specialist Certificate Program. 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 and the Call for Papers is open so you can speak at 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, aws-cfml and our VS Code Hint Tip and Trick of the week being Symbol searching. We finish the podcast by thanking our Patreon supporters, including 2 new 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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2019-06-25 Weekly News - Episode 9


  • Andrew Davis - Senior Developer for InLeague LLC
  • Brad Wood - Lead Architect for Ortus Solutions

News and Events

Adobe CF Summit early bird registration has been extended to June 30th

Adobe CF Summit - Workshops and 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!!!

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 Speakers is open -
Call for Speaker Deadline is July 7th
Quick reminder - the Call For Papers for the awesome, lovely and Bavarian CF_CAMP finishes in about 2 weeks. To be more precise - midnight UTC July 7 -> July 8.

We're currently at about 90 submissions but we can happily deal with more. Particular areas where we are a bit low on submissions are:

- IDEs and editors for CFML
- Analytics (e.g. Data Science, Customers Behaviour)
- Company culture and Agile/Lean approaches (e.g. Working with others, Scrum, Kanban etc)
- Continuous integration and build pipelines
- Crash Reporting and Application Performance Monitoring
- Security (on the server as well as in your application)

That doesn't mean we don't have any submissions for the topic above so far, but more would be great.

We *do* have quite a lot of submissions for JS-related topics. That doesn't mean that if you have a great idea to not submit it. But - there's quite a bit of competition out there for these kind of talks.

Want to submit a talk - how about doing it NOW:

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 @1 Aortussolutions to tell us what you want.
CommandBox, ColdBox Zero to Hero, WireBox, LogBox, CacheBox, TestBox, REST APIs 

Blogs, Tweets and Videos of the Week

Brad Wood
My latest screencast shows how to get started with code coverage in your CFML tests with TestBox 3.0 and @Fusion_Reactor

Brad Wood
Thanks to an Ortus client sponsoring the feature, CFConfig now handles Redis session caching settings on Adobe ColdFusion servers.  New version out also including a couple other little fixes.

Brian Klaas
End of the Road for Older Versions of Adobe ColdFusion's Built-In Support for S3 and New S3 Buckets

Fusion Reactor
FusionReactor 8.1.0 has just been released with  new features and improvements. Get it now 

Learn ColdFusion in a Week with Carl Von Stetten, Daniel Fredericks and Dave Ferguson


ForgeBox Module of the Week

Title: aws-cfml 

Description: It currently supports the following APIs:
  • cognitoIdentity
  • dynamodb
  • elasticsearch
  • elastictranscoder
  • rekognition
  • s3
  • sns
  • sqs
  • translate

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

2 this week

Workflow: Command + Shift + O for Go to Symbol in File
Quickly jump to methods inside a file
Added By Eric

(Command +T ) default
Workflow: Go to Symbol in Workspace
Quickly jump to methods inside a workspace
Added By Eric

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. 

Joseph Lamoree posted a video response to our mispronouncing his name so hopefully this week we get it right.
If we’re getting your name wrong please let us know.

User friendly list at the bottom.

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

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

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