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Modernize or Die® - CFML News for July 27th, 2021 - Episode 113

Modernize or Die® - CFML News for July 27th, 2021 - Episode 113

Update: 2021-07-27


2021-07-27 Weekly News - Episode 113

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News and Events

Mike Brunt on “Music & chat” (S3E6)

Our guest, Mike Brunt, worked as a business manager in the transportation-heavy-equipment sector in Europe before getting involved in software applications in the '90s. He is now a sought after expert in ColdFusion and wold-wide-web infrastructure.
One of Mike's projects was working on Todd Rundgren's Patronet web platform.
I will probably broach AI in the interview.
I bet you have loads of questions. Come join us SAT!

Updates available for Java 8 and 11, as of July 20, 2021

ColdFusion users should be aware that there were updates released last week (Jul 20) to the long-term support (LTS) versions of Oracle Java, versions 8 and 11. Java 11 is the version currently supported by CF2021 and CF2018.

Sadly, as of this writing, the Adobe downloads page offering Java installers has NOT yet been updated to offer this new update.

ICYMI: Ortus Webinar for July - Building API Integrations with Hyper - Michael Born

Wednesday, July 21st Time: 11:00 AM CT
Learn how to connect to a public API using Hyper in this webinar by Michael Born, where he'll cover API integrations from storing secrets to writing unit tests, to publishing the finished, reusable library on ForgeBox.

ColdFusion Today and Tomorrow: A Conversation (July 2021)

Join Mark Takata, Adobe's Technical Evangelist for ColdFusion, as he chats with Nolan about the current release of Adobe ColdFusion as well as what the future of the language has in store.

CFCasts Content Updates

Just Released

  • Up and Running with Quick Workshop

    • Entities

    • The Quick Philosophy

    • Step 0 Exercise

  • Michael Born on Building API Integrations with Hyper

Coming this week

  • More Up and Running with Quick

Send your suggestions at

Conferences and Training

Into the Box 2021 - live in Person in Texas.

September 23rd and 24th.
No workshops this year.
Selection Committee Met - Speakers and Schedule coming soon.


ITB Latam 2021 - live in person

December 2nd or 3rd 2021 (confirming dates asap)

GitLab Commit

August 3-4, 2021
Join us at Commit to learn more about how modern DevOps transforms companies of all sizes and pushes teams to drive innovation to market.
During this two-day conference, attendees will learn how they can instill modern DevOps practices at their organizations. Hear firsthand digital transformation stories from some of the most well-known companies as well as learn more about cutting-edge CI/CD and security technologies that bring companies to the next level.

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 - Printing Emoji Characters From Unicode CodePoints Using HTML Entities In Lucee CFML
Earlier today, I mentioned that I wanted to make it easier for people to use emoji characters within my blog comments. As part of that facilitation, I need to add emoji glyphs to a textarea, which I can do using String.fromCodePoint() in JavaScript. But, in order to render the list of emojis from which people can choose, I need to be able to render emojis using Lucee CFML. A while back, I looked at converting Unicode codepoints to actual String instances using Java and Lucee CFML; but, since this context is going to be an HTML webpage, things get even easier - I can print emoji characters from Unicode codepoints using HTML entities.

Cbemoji -

Blog - Wil de Bruin - Use THIS in Quick
Ok, this may sound like a somewhat cryptic title. We are talking about the importance of this, and now I mean the this keyword. To be honest I never worried too much about the this keyword. I know it is a component scope and when you refer to this inside your component, you refer to the public scope, so everything from this component which is visible to the outside world.
But now I had some issues (explanation will follow). I was surprised to see how hard it was to find a decent explanation of the this component scope. Not easy to google, because ‘this’ shows up in a lot of web pages…


Several positions available on
Listing over 152 ColdFusion positions from 69 companies across 100 locations in 5 Countries.

3 new jobs listed this week

Full-Time - ColdFusion Developer - Remote, US
Posted Jul 21

Full-Time - Software Developer - Remote, US
Posted Jul 27

React / CFML Developer - London, UK

Ortus Jobs -

  • Senior ColdFusion CFML Developer (USA TEAM)

  • Desarollador Web (EL SALVADOR TEAM)

ForgeBox Module of the Week

ContentBox CLI

This is the official ContentBox CLI for interacting with ContentBox headless instances and also for allowing you to create and manage ContentBox installations.

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Git History

View and search git log along with the graph and details.

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Modernize or Die® - CFML News for July 27th, 2021 - Episode 113

Modernize or Die® - CFML News for July 27th, 2021 - Episode 113

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