Modernize or Die® - CFML News Podcast for February 21st, 2023 - Episode 185

2023-02-21 Weekly News - Episode 185

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  • Eric Peterson - Senior Developer at Ortus Solutions
  • Grant Copley - Senior Developer at Ortus Solutions

Thanks to our Sponsor - Ortus Solutions

The makers of ColdBox, CommandBox, ForgeBox, TestBox and all your favorite box-es out there. 
A few ways  to say thanks back to Ortus Solutions:
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News and Announcements

ICYMI - Authentication Bypass Vulnerability in Mura CMS and Masa CMS – Preliminary Security Advisory
Multiple versions of Mura CMS and Masa CMS contain an authentication bypass vulnerability that can allow an  unauthenticated attacker to login as any Site Member or System User.
This is a preliminary security advisory, and is being shared so that impacted organizations can update and patch as needed.  Additional technical details will be released on March 6, 2023.

ICYMI - State of the CF Union 2023 Released
Help us find out the state of the CF Union – what versions of CFML Engine do people use, what frameworks, tools etc.

ColdFusion Summit East 2023 MVC Training Workshop
We are excited to announce a training workshop before the ColdFusion Summit East in Washington, D.C., on April 4th, 2023. Luis Majano, the creator of The ColdBox Platform, will be leading this workshop, bringing you a deep dive 1-day workshop: ColdFusion MVC for Dummies.

The workshop will combine a variety of theories, hands-on coding, and best practices to give you all the tools needed to leave the workshop ready to build MVC-powered apps when you return to your office.

New Releases and Updates

CBSecurity 3.1 Released
We are happy to announce our first minor release for CBSecurity v3.1.0. This release includes a major upgrade of our cbcsrf library, but more importantly a way to generate secure and random passwords using our new createPassword() method in our CBSecurity object.

Webinar / Meetups and Workshops

Ortus Event Calendar for Google

CFCasts Content Updates

Recent Releases

Coming Soon

Conferences and Training

Github Galaxy

March 28th, 2023
Save the date for our global enterprise event focused on improving efficiency, security, and developer productivity.
GitHub Galaxy—formerly known as GitHub InFocus—is new and reimagined.
Virtual registration is right around the corner.
VIP summits: Join us in-person for a VIP summit near you, with breakout sessions, networking, and more for enterprise leaders.

Dev Nexus
April 4-6th, 2023 in Atlanta
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Kubernetes, Java, Software architecture, Kotlin, Performance Tuning

CFSummit East

Thursday, April 6, 2023
8:00am - 4:00pm
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
Complimentary; breakfast and lunch will be provided

VueJS Live

MAY 12 & 15, 2023

Into the Box 2023 - 10th Edition
May 17-19, 2023
The conference will be held in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas
This year we will continue the tradition of training and offering a pre-conference hands-on training day on May 17th and our live Mariachi Band Party! However, we are back to our Spring schedule and beautiful weather in The Woodlands! Also, this 2023 will mark our 10 year anniversary. So we might have two live bands and much more!!!

CLOSED -  call for speakers for the Into The Box Conference for 2023 is open until Jan 31st
Sessions announced Soon.
NEW ORLEANS, LA • MAY 24-26, 2023
Jazz. Code. Vue.
Workshop day: May 24
Main Conference: May 25-26

CFCamp is back
June 22-23rd, 2023
Marriott Hotel Munich Airport, Freising
Call for Speakers is now open!

More conferences

Need more conferences, this site has a huge list of conferences for almost any language/community.

Blogs, Tweets, and Videos of the Week

2/14/23 - Tweet - Luis Majano - ColdBox 7 WireBox Module Inception
Get ready for ColdBox 7 Hierarchical Injectors for Modules. Each module can have an injector and dependency resolution. Mix and match module versions in complete hierarchical isolation! No other MVC framework offers these capabilities in ANY language except CFML.

2/15/23 - Discourse - Zac Spitzer - Lucee Stable Release
Updates on some awesome deploying Lucee tricks.
  • Lucee has adopted the configImport approach which @bdw429s pioneered and it is now supported it natively, via several methods
  • There are some additional methods for deploying extensions / updates via the /deploy folder on startup
  • For warming up images for fast deployment, there LUCEE_ENABLE_WARMUP env var
  • And there are also startup listeners which can be used to programmatically configure your Lucee server using good old CFML
  • Don’t forget Lucee is open source, so anything you can do via the Lucee admin, can be done in cfml!
  • Lastly, for running CI with Lucee, we have developed the script-runner, which can be used to run test cases in CI, it’s headless, so there’s no http server, but it’s super quick. (Pretty much all the Lucee repos use script-runner to run their tests using Github Actions)

2/19/23 - Blog - Ben Nadel - Updating Permanent Elements On Page Navigation In Hotwire Turbo And Lucee CFML
In a Hotwire Turbo application, when you add the data-turbo-permanent attribute to an element (accompanied by an id attribute), this element will be cached and then replaced into subsequent pages that contain an element with the same id. Element permanence is awesome when you want to, for example, lazy-load a Turbo-Frame once and then have it persist across pages. But, it means that updating the content of said element gets tricky. I wanted to explore this idea in the context of "Toast Messages" in Lucee CFML.


Several positions available on
Listing over 51 ColdFusion positions from 31 companies across 24 locations in 5 Countries.

1 new job listed this week

Coldfusion Consultant/Developer - OUTSIDE IR35 at London, UK -

Adobe posted of a job posting at Sees Candies for a CFML Developer

Other Job Links
  • There is a jobs channel in the CFML slack team, and in the Box team slack now too

ForgeBox Module of the Week


aws-cfml is a CFML library for interacting with AWS APIs.

It requires Lucee 4.5+ or ColdFusion 11+.

It currently supports the following APIs:

  • cognitoIdentity
  • dynamodb
  • ec2
  • ec2 auto-scaling groups
  • elasticsearch
  • elastictranscoder
  • polly
  • rekognition
  • s3
  • secretsmanager
  • sns
  • ssm
  • sqs
  • translate

Note: It has full support for the AWS S3 and AWS DynamoDB REST APIs. Other services are supported to varying degrees - if you are using a service and add a method you need, please consider contributing it back to this project.

Soon to support the Amazon Connect service!

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

SQLTools, Database management for VS Code
  • Beautifier and formatter for SQL code
  • Query runner, history and bookmarks
  • Connection explorer
  • Generator for INSERT queries
  • Pluggable driver architecture

Official Drivers:
  • CockroachDB
  • MariaDB
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • PostgresSQL
  • SQLLite

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  • Gary Knight
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  • Giancarlo Gomez 
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