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Modernize or Die® - CFML News for November 10th, 2020 - Episode 78

Modernize or Die® - CFML News for November 10th, 2020 - Episode 78

Update: 2020-11-10


2020-11-10 Weekly News - Episode 78

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News and Events

New ColdBox Site

Seattle CFUG - Hands-on deep-dive into interacting with the Thinkific API.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM PST
Hosted by - William Frankhouser and Leon O'Daniel
This meeting features an hands-on deep-dive into interacting with the Thinkific API.
Thinkific is one of the top platforms for online course delivery. This meetup builds upon the concepts shared at the October 2020 Seattle ColdFusion User Group Meeting to provide a hands-on experience interacting with the Thinkific API.

Online CF Meetup - "Using Taffy: API Live Coding & Fireside Chat", with Adam Tuttle

Thursday, November 12, 2020
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM CST
Adam will demonstrate building a REST API using his library Taffy to illustrate many of the foundational principles of REST and the ease of accomplishing them with Taffy. Then we'll open the floor for Q&A and discussion.

ICYMI - Online CF Meetup - "Building great user interfaces fast with Kendo UI", with TJ VanToll

Thursday, November 5th, 2020
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
Kendo UI is a suite of UI components that let you to build front-end apps fast. In this session, TJ VanToll will introduce you to Kendo UI by building a series of apps that solve some of the trickier modern web development problems, like forms, data grids, charts and graphs, and more. Come learn about Kendo UI, and how you can speed up your web development workflows.

ICYMI - Ortus October Webinar - ContentBox AMA with Luis Majano and Gavin Pickin

Friday, November 6th - 2pm CST (GMT -5:00 )
We had to change the Webinar after recording the podcast, so we're doing a ContentBox AMA with Luis Majano and Gavin Pickin

CFCasts Content Updates

CFCasts just debuted bite-sized Spanish language videos!

Configure your CFML Servers with CFConfig
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Ortus Webinars
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Conferences and Training

Deploy - by Digital Ocean - TODAY!!!

DigitalOcean’s first virtual global 24‑hour community conference.
Starts November 10 at 10am EST
What to expect:
- Over 80 tech-focused sessions
- New product announcements
- Developer-focused breakout rooms
- Special keynotes
- Hourly goody giveaways
- Fun virtual rooms
- Free and easy to RSVP


Nov 10-12, 2020
Mainly .net content but some other content relevant to CFers, Docker, Azure, K8s, Github Actions etc

Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2020 - Replaces CF Summit West

Date: November 17-18 ( not 17-19 as first announced or on the site)
Location: Online
Admission: Free
Speakers and Schedule now on the website

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


Developer Week - Austin

November 17-18, 2020
This year at DeveloperWeek Austin, we’ve added new tracks and topics about the Dev Roadmap. No matter the industry, technology, or role, all dev teams share similar best practices. The Dev Roadmap is the 3 components that go into a successful developer project: DevTeam Practices, Dev Manager Practices, Developer Technologies.
Free with Code FREE2020
Pro and Premium Passes available

KubeCon / CloudNativeCon

November 17-20, 2020
Keynote: Free
Conference: $100

AWS re:Invent
NOV. 30 – DEC. 18, 2020
Amazon’s Premium Conference is also virtual, and a free 3-week event:

ITB Latam

December 3-4th
Live Virtual Conference in Spanish and English!!!
Price: $7.00

More conferences:

Blogs, Tweets and Videos of the Week

Blog - Ben Nadel - Using Pusher WebSockets To Show Progress During Page Unload / Redirect In Lucee CFML
At InVision, we use - and freaking love - Pusher to manage our WebSocket-based communication between the ColdFusion servers and the browser. And while WebSocket communication is awesome, I've always treated it as a "nice to have" feature - one that shouldn't make or break the user experience (UX). In that vein, I wanted to see if I could use Pusher WebSockets to show a progress indicator during a page redirect. This would be especially nice during report generation where the user may have to sit there for a while as the "numbers get crunched." To explore this idea, I'm going to use the sleep() function to simulate some latency in Lucee CFML

Tweet - Brad Wood - Hidden feature of Adobe CF
Whoa, I just found a cool hidden feature of Adobe CF.  If you open your neo-logging.xml file & switch the consoleVisible setting to true & start CF, you'll get a cool Java Swing GUI window with all your console logs.  You can even filter on logger categories. #CFML #ColdFusion

Blog - Ben Nadel - Using Redis Blocking List Operations To Power Long-Polling In Lucee CFML
The other day, when talking about using Pusher WebSockets in a ColdFusion application, I had mentioned that I typically think of WebSockets as a "nice to have" feature. Meaning, they can progressively enhance a user experience (UX); but, they are not critical to the operation of the product. This got me thinking about how I might implement the previous post using some sort of "fall back" mechanism. Without data being "pushed" to the client, the client has to "pull" data from server. One such approach to pulling data is a long-polling request that blocks-and-waits for a response. Always looking for more ways to leverage Redis in my ColdFusion applications, I wanted to see if I could use Redis' blocking list operations (BLPOP) to power such a long-polling request in Lucee CFML

Blog - Toomba - How to use TestBox results within GitLab CI pipeline
In this post, we are going to see what TestBox is, why you should work with it, and how you can integrate it with Gitlab. We all know that Coldfusion is a small community but still there is enough information out there to make things great!.


Several positions available on

Listing over 37 ColdFusion positions from 24 companies across 20 locations in 5 Countries since July 1st

2 new jobs this week.

Full-Time - Senior Software Engineer - ColdFusion at Pune, Maharashtra - India
Posted Nov 04

Full-Time - ColdFusion and SQL Developer at Bengaluru, Karnataka - India
Posted Nov 03

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

Eversigncfc by Matthew Clemente

A CFML wrapper for the Eversign API. Use it to create, send, and track legally binding e-signature documents.

Feel free to use the issue tracker to report bugs or suggest improvements!

This project borrows heavily from the API frameworks built by jcberquist. Thanks to John for all the inspiration!
Created during live streams

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Git Stash

This extension allows users to comfortably create, apply, delete and inspect stashes. It results helpful when working on different features, switching to branches for modifications or creating sets of local experimental features. Navigate on your stashes, and run basically all stash commands visually and review the results.

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Matthew Darby
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Modernize or Die® - CFML News for November 10th, 2020 - Episode 78

Modernize or Die® - CFML News for November 10th, 2020 - Episode 78

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