Modernize or Die® - CFML News for May 28th, 2019

We discuss the SoapBox Edition being added to YouTube, Itunes, Spotify and more. We discuss Adobe's upcoming Webinars Pete Freitag, and George Murphy in the next 2 weeks. We discuss how Gavin enjoyed the last of the Adobe Roadshow's Breakfast series in Costa Mesa. We remind you about the end of the early bird for Adobe's CF Summit Conference in Las Vegas in October, call for speakers is now open, and mention the new ColdFusion Specialist Certificate Program. We talk about Ortus Solutions' Bootcamp training in India with Luis Majano and mention how CF Camp is coming up fast and the Call for Papers is open so you can speak at CF Camp. We spotlight a lot of great blog posts and even podcasts, too many to list, so listen to the show. We show off our ForgeBox module of the Week, the ColdBox Module HYPER and our VS Code Hint Tip and Trick of the week being the GitLENS. We finish the podcast by thanking and mispronouncing the names of all of our Patreon supporters

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

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Announcing Lucee 5.3.2 Final (
  • Available on Forgebox
  • 67 Tickets resolved
“The next sprint is scheduled for July, so as always, if we didn’t get to your favorite ticket(s) with this latest release, please comment/vote in Jira, and we’ll do our best to give priority to your problem/request.” - Patrick

Adobe live Screencasts

Adobe has been doing some live online screencasts. There are 3 listed for May and June.
If you missed some, you can find more at  - just change webinar to recordings.

May 29th - 10:00am PDT - Continuous security for your CFML code with Fixinator

Every developer has that nagging feeling that they should be doing more to improve the security of their codebase. Fixinator enables continuous security scanning of your CFML source code. With security scanning happening all the time, it is not longer an easily ignored extra step in the development workflow, it becomes part of the workflow. Fixinator can find vulnerabilities in your CFML code, and it can even find vulnerable third party components which are one of the most likely causes of a security breach. Beyond just finding issues, Fixinator also helps you fix the issues it finds. 
Presenter: Pete Freitag

June 5th - 1:00pm PDT - Clean up your legacy code with Codechecker

We will take a look at a free open source tool for checking your ColdFusion code for vulnerabilities. There are several rules that it can check for. Those include missing cfqueryparams and un-var scoped variables. The value of this code checker is that you can build rules for it.
Presenter: George Murphy

 Adobe Roadshows

Gavin attended the last one in Orange County. It was an intimate crowd, but it was great to see some familiar faces, and some new ones too. 

Adobe CF Summit - Workshops and Conference

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 - this is early bird pricing

Ortus Solutions Training Workshops at CF Summit after the Conference

Ortus will be doing training on Thursday October 3rd, and Friday October the 4th.
Workshop: Deciding on 
ColdBox Zero to Hero       or       ColdBox Hero to SuperHero ( more advanced )
Jump on twitter and tell us which one you prefer @ortussolutions

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 not available yet.
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 -
Deadline is July 7th
Nolan Erck has already submitted 19, so if you want to speak, hurry up and submit before he crashed their database :)

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
Ray Camden
FusionReactor and your ColdFusion Queries

Brian Klaas
Part 9 - Using AWS Step Functions in CFML: Introducing the Second Example Step Functions Workflow

Michael Born
I'm writing an email update about my upcoming "Five Days of CI with #coldfusion and @Bitbucket Pipelines" course. Gonna be awesome!

Michaela Light - Terratech
Sharing lots of slides decks via twitter to see some of them.

Lost in the ITB Keynote announcements, we had a lot of releases
  • Quick 2.0
  • TestBox 3.0
  • ColdBox 5.4
  • FusionReactor 4.0 
Read all about it on the Ortus Blog -

ForgeBox Module of the Week


Type: ColdBox Module
Hyper exists to provide a fluent builder experience for HTTP requests and responses. It also provides a powerful way to create clients, Bulider objects with pre-configured defaults like a base URL or certain headers.
Hyper was built after coding several API SDK's for various platforms — S3SDK, cbstripe, and cbgithub, to name a few. I noticed that I spent a lot of time setting up the plumbing for the requests and a wrapper around cfhttp. Each implementation was mostly the same but slightly different. It was additionally frustrating because I really only needed to tweak a few values, usually just the Authorization header. It would be nice to create an HTTP client pre-configured for each of these SDK's. It seemed the perfect fit for a module.

Author: Eric Peterson

Install: box install hyper
Submitted by: Gavin

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Extension: GitLens — Git supercharged - eamodio.gitlens

Eric Amodio - 20,218,439 downloads - 5 stars
Description: GitLens supercharges the Git capabilities built into Visual Studio Code. It helps you to visualize code authorship at a glance via Git blame annotations and code lens, seamlessly navigate and explore Git repositories, gain valuable insights via powerful comparison commands, and so much more.

GitLens simply helps you better understand code. Quickly glimpse into whom, why, and when a line or code block was changed. Jump back through history to gain further insights as to how and why the code evolved. Effortlessly explore the history and evolution of a codebase.
GitLens 9 is much more performant and has a lot of great updates.
Added by: Gavin
Publish Date: 5/28/19


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Joseph Lamoree posted a video response to our mispronouncing his name so hopefully this week we get it right.
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