Modernize or Die® - CFML News for September 29th, 2020 - Episode 72

Brad and Gavin host this weeks episode. They discuss another Ortus Workshop, the Quick workshop, scheduled in November. They discuss the Seattle CFUG's October meeting, Leon O'Daniel on Integrating Your ColdFusion App with the Thinkific Platform. They discuss Online CF Meetup you might have missed last week. They remind you about last week's Ortus Webinar, presented by Gavin on Modern ColdFusion - no more copy and paste... now available for Free on CFCasts. They give you an update on CFCasts Content Updates. They discuss the next 3 Into the Box workshops coming in October, ColdBox Zero to Hero and Hero to SuperHero, and Quick Workshop coming in November. They discuss going online in September, including a peek into the swag they sent Gavin. They discuss how the Adobe ColdFusion Certification is now online and remind you that Adobe's CF Summit Conference, being changed to a Online conference, now with dates, November 17-19, call for speakers is closed and speakers are starting to be listed on the site. 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, as well as a Senior CFML position available at Ortus Solutions. They show off the ForgeBox module of the Week, Dupify by Michael Born, A simple CommandBox module to generate many copies of a file. Useful for generating large quantities of images/PDFs/documents/etc for testing purposes. This week's VS Code Tip of the week is Debug Visualizer, A VS Code extension for visualizing data structures while debugging. Like the VS Code's watch view, but with rich visualizations of the watched value. For the show notes - visit the website Music from this podcast used under Royalty Free license from SoundDotCom and BlueTreeAudio

2020-09-29 Weekly News - Episode 72

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Gavin Pickin - Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions
Brad Wood- Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions

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News and Events

News Flash - Quick Online Workshop scheduled November 5 and 6th
We will be adding the EventBrite registration and workshop information on the Ortus Website soon.

Seattle CFUG - Leon O'Daniel on Integrating Your ColdFusion App with the Thinkific Platform.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM PDT
Online via Zoom
Thinkific is one of the top platforms for online course delivery. Learn how to integrate your ColdFusion application with Thinkific's API.

ICYMI - Online CF Meetup - "Isolation is a Good Thing (For Your Local Dev Environments)" with Dan Skaggs
Thu, Sep 24 · 11:00 AM CDT
Learn how you can use free Docker technology with ColdFusion to keep development environments for different clients or projects separate from one another. No more managing conflicting settings between projects or applications. You can instantly set up other developers with a perfectly configured development environment. You can also archive environment configurations for apps you may need later.
Event Page:

ICYMI - Ortus Webinar - Modern Coldfusion - No more copy and paste
Friday September 25th 2020 at 11:00 AM CDT (GMT -5:00)
with Gavin Pickin
Copy and Paste coding is a tried and true development method, but as your project grows, so can your headaches. With Modern ColdFusion there are lots of tools in your toolbelt that can make your life easier when it comes to maintaining your code. In this webinar we'll look at best practices for keeping your code DRY (don't repeat yourself) and maintainable across your project and even multiple projects.

ContentBox 5 Beta is in the development Branch
Ready for beta testing. Check out the new features
- Built in Multi-tenant
- Designed every admin screen
- Uses CF Migrations to update DB for multi-tenant

CFCasts Content Updates

Webinar ( free for a month )
- Gavin on Modern ColdFusion - No More Copy and Paste

Build a Blog with Quick
- Introduction - Free
- Getting Started
- Displaying a list of Posts

Send your suggestions at


Into the Box 2020 - Workshops - Virtual Live training

2 day Workshop - October 8 - 9, 2020 - ColdBox Zero to Hero - lead by Gavin Pickin
2 day Workshop - October 22 - 23, 2020 - ColdBox Hero to Superhero - lead by Luis Majano

2 day Workshop - November 5-6, 2020 - Quick Workshop lead by Eric Peterson

Podcast Code:
PODCAST10 - 10% off
There is a code for ITB attendees to save 15% - If you didn’t get the email contact us.
September 30th, 9am - 4pm CST

TomcatCon (part of Apachecon)
Running today and next 2 days, from about 11-4p Central time. Entirely online and free. url in next comment…

Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2020 - Replaces CF Summit West
Date: November 17-19
Location: Online
Admission: Free
Some Speakers now listed:

Adobe ColdFusion Certification now available Online
Adobe Certified Professional: Adobe ColdFusion is an industry-leading certification program from Adobe, for ColdFusion developers. The course consists of 50+ online videos and is designed for professionals who have basic to advanced level proficiency in any computer language and basic understanding of how web pages work. Successfully passing an assessment test at the end of the program will reward participants with a badge and certificate from Adobe.
Introductory Offer: $499

CF Camp - Not happening in 2020 :(

ITB Latam
Early december

More conferences:

Blogs, Tweets and Videos of the Week

Blog - Rakshith Naresh - Public beta of ColdFusion Next (Project Stratus)
Have you signed up for the public beta of ColdFusion Next yet? Here is your chance to try out the game changing release of ColdFusion.

Blog - Ben Nadel - Using Amazon S3 As Temporary Storage In Lucee CFML
At InVision, we have several workflows that create "temporary files" that we have to make available to users for a brief period of time. Right now, we do that with a few fixed locations which we have to keep track of and then subsequently delete for both security and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance reasons. This is a pain. As such, I wanted to noodle on ways in which I could use Amazon AWS S3 (Simple Storage Service) to store temporary files that remained secure but require less coordination and overhead in Lucee CFML
As such, while the S3 object expiration rules are the obvious right choice, it is not an approach I can leverage at this time.

Podcast - CF Alive - 105 CFML Open Source Learning with John Farrar
Hey, welcome back to the podcast. I'm here with John Farrar. And we're gonna be talking about cold fusion and open source learning, and an amazing new project he's working on that we're gonna dig into and the technologies using to create that. And also, coming up, we'll talk a bit about using open source in the corporate environment, which I know that's frightening for some people, but we're going to dig into there anyway, cuz we have to brave ColdFusion developers.

Blog - Ben Nadel - ArrayPop(), ArrayShift(), And ArraySliceSafe() In Lucee CFML
I can get pretty darn far when I use the built-in Array methods in Lucee CFML However, there are a few "utility" Array functions that I find myself writing from time to time, specifically relating to the push and pop methods that I use in JavaScript. As such, I thought it would be a fun little code kata to write them down in a more codified fashion. Especially since I typically write higher-level abstractions on top of lower-level functions in Lucee CMFL

Blog - Steve Bryant - Pluralizing in ColdFusion
A few (ok, ten) years ago, I needed to generically pluralize English words in ColdFusion. Also, I wanted to be able to reverse that out ("singularize" as it were). This should be a really easy problem: If it ends with an "s" then add "es"; If it ends with a "y" then ditch the "y"; Otherwise just add "s". It turns out, though, that English is delightfully complicated.


Several positions available on
Listing over 23 ColdFusion positions from 14 companies across 11 locations in 5 Countries since July 1st

1 new job this week.

Full-Time - ColdFusion Developer (TS/SCI with Polygraph) at Chantilly, VA.. - United States
Posted Sep 29
ColdFusion, Oracle, WebLogic, Java, and RDB. CACI is seeking a talented ColdFusion Developer for an exciting, high-visibility opportunity we have available in…

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

ForgeBox Module of the Week

Dupify by Michael Born

A simple CommandBox module to generate many copies of a file.
Useful for generating large quantities of images/PDFs/documents/etc for testing purposes.

Save 300 copies of my profile photo to the current directory: dupify 300 profile.jpg
Save 3 resume copies to my desktop: dupify 3 resume.pdf /home/michael/Desktop

Box install dupify --system

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Debug Visualizer


A VS Code extension for visualizing data structures while debugging. Like the VS Code's watch view, but with rich visualizations of the watched value.

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