Modernize or Die® - CFML News Podcast for February 28th, 2023 - Episode 186

2023-02-28 Weekly News - Episode 186

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  • Eric Peterson - Senior Developer at Ortus Solutions
  • Dan Card - 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:

Patreon Support ( MIRTHFUL )
Goal 1 - We have 42 patreons providing 100% of the funding for our Modernize or Die Podcasts via our Patreon site:
Goal 2 - We are 37% of the way to fully fund the hosting of

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.

ICYMI - 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

First Lucee 6 Beta Released

Remember this is a BETA, so it’s not production ready, what we are looking for in this first BETA release, is for you to try and run your apps / test suites in locally and let us know how it goes for you.

Webinar / Meetups and Workshops

Ortus Event Calendar for Google

Ortus Office Hours Canceled for March 3rd, 2023

The Ortus team will be gathered together cooking up lots of great new ideas and improvements to your favorite boxes instead.

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!!!

Website launched:
Workshops being added this week.
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 through March 15!

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

Blog - Ben Nadel - Continuing Hotwire and Turbo Experiments

2/23/23 - Blog - Ben Nadel - Async Communication Is Great, Except For When It's Awful
Async (asynchronous) communication at the work place is having a moment. The pandemic acted as a forcing function, demonstrating that remote work isn't only possible but — in many cases and for many people — both preferable and more productive. Remote work, however, lead to an ever-more remote workforce which lead to a diversity of time zones which lead to collaboration issues. Async communication is intended to resolve some of these issues; and, to provide workers with more uninterrupted, deep-thought time. And, to be clear, I am a fan of async communication. But, I believe that there is an overused toxic form of async communication: Consensus building.

2/14/23 - Tweet - Brad Wood - CommandBox `forgebox version-debug` command

I've added a cool little command called "forgebox version-debug" to CommandBox vNext which will help debug which package versions a semantic version range matches.


Several positions available on
Listing over 52 ColdFusion positions from 32 companies across 25 locations in 5 Countries.

1 new job listed this week

Senior Application Developer (Coldfusion/Lucee) - Skillcast at London, UK -

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


This module provides a common interface for sending Logstash logs to elasticsearch. The module may be used with either a direct connection to an Elasticsearch server or may be installed as a client-only module, which connects to a separate instance running this module as a microservice.

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week


mkcert is a simple tool for making locally-trusted development certificates. It requires no configuration.

$ mkcert -install
Created a new local CA 💥
The local CA is now installed in the system trust store! ⚡️
The local CA is now installed in the Firefox trust store (requires browser restart)! 🦊

$ mkcert "*" example.test localhost ::1

Created a new certificate valid for the following names 📜
- ""
- "*"
- "example.test"
- "localhost"
- ""
- "::1"

The certificate is at "./" and the key at "./" ✅

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Top Patreons ( MIRTHFUL )
  • John Wilson - Synaptrix
  • Tomorrows Guides
  • Jordan Clark
  • Gary Knight
  • Mario Rodrigues
  • Giancarlo Gomez 
  • David Belanger  
  • Dan Card
  • Jeffry McGee - Sunstar Media
  • Dean Maunder
  • Nolan Erck 
  • Abdul Raheen

And many more Patreons

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

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