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Modernize or Die® - CFML News for June 29th, 2021 - Episode 109

Modernize or Die® - CFML News for June 29th, 2021 - Episode 109

Update: 2021-06-29


2021-06-29 Weekly News - Episode 109

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News and Events

Lucee 5.3.8 Released

This has been a very long release cycle, a massive thank you to everyone who has been helping us test and address regressions and performance problems…
We have done a lot of work in 5.3.8 to optimise memory usage, the main two areas being improved was the template cache handling and parallel functionality.

  • structValueArray

  • Array methods: shift(), unshift(), push(), pop(), splice()

  • Reevaluate performance of locking overhead in pc.initApplicationContext() for every request

  • Query of Query performance is very bad and single threaded for complex SQL

Ortus Webinar for June - Eric Peterson - Topic - Build a Blog in 30 minutes with Quick

Wednesday, June 30th at 11:00 AM CT
In this webinar, Eric will: give us an overview of ColdBox and Quick, give us reasons why we would use this library, he'll show us an example app to explore how it works and we'll have tons of live coding!
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Reminder - State of the CF Union Survey

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CFCasts Content Updates

Just Released

  • Object-Oriented Programming with Nolan Erck (


    • Intro to DI : Persistence, object creation, object communications, object relations

    • Behavioral Patterns : Intro + Showcase Memento, Observer, Strategy

    • Structural Patterns : Intro + Showcase Adapter, proxy, Decorator

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Coming this week

Coming up soon

  • More What’s new with ColdBox 6

  • More What’s new in qb 8

  • More Using DocBox

  • LogBox 101

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Conferences and Training

ICYMI: Adobe ColdFusion Developers Week

June 22-24, 2021 - Online
Coders, mark your calendars for Adobe ColdFusion Developer Week 2021!
Coders, Adobe ColdFusion Developer Week 2021 is edging closer! This year, we’ve lined up a series of sessions and webinars that will give you a 360-degree view of ColdFusion 2021’s brand new features and updates. Right from developing cloud-native applications to reducing downtime, these webinars will let you in on the best tips to deploy applications rapidly and seamlessly.
This is your chance to meet coders from across the globe and exchange ideas with some of the best minds in the industry. And that’s not all! Your presence at the conference will earn you points that can help you win exciting prizes and vouchers. Our scoreboard will keep track of active participation!
Whether you’re a new developer, someone with little or no experience with Adobe ColdFusion, or even if you have been using it all your life, Adobe ColdFusion Developers Week 2021 is where you need to be. Don’t miss out!

Ortus’s Conferences for 2021

Into the Box 2021 - live in Person in Texas.

September 23rd and 24th.
No workshops this year.
Call for speakers coming this week now we know we’re in person.
Deadline for Call for Speakers June 30 - so submit ASAP -

ITB Latam 2021 - live in person

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

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 - Generating Color Swatches With GraphicsMagick And Lucee CFML
The idea here is rather simple: I want to take the HEX value and generate a blank canvas using said HEX value as the background color. Then, I want to add a text-label for the HEX value and position in the bottom-left corner of the canvas.

Tweet - Terry Beard
#CFML #CF2018 deserializeJSON seems to be converting foo: true to foo: "YES". Anyone have any experience with this? #Coldfusion

Blog - Ben Nadel - Using The OWASP Java HTML Sanitizer In Lucee CFML To Sanitize HTML Input And Prevent XSS Attacks
Earlier this week, at the Adobe ColdFusion Developer Conference, Charlie Arehart mentioned that the OWASP AntiSamy project was added to Adobe ColdFusion 11. I started using the AntiSamy project back in ColdFusion 10, and hadn't realized that it was now a native part of the ColdFusion runtime. This inspired me to go back and re-read my old post wherein I remembered that Matthew Clemente mentioned yet another OWASP project of relevance called the Java HTML Sanitizer. To keep things exciting, I decided to play around a bit with this Java HTML Sanitizer project in Lucee CFML

Blog - Adam Cameron -  CFML: tag-based versions of some script-based code
As I mentioned yesterday ("CFML: tag-based versions of some script-based code") I've been asked by a couple of people to show the tag-based version of the script-based CFML code. This has ben particularly in reference to my typical approach of using higher-order functions to perform data transformation operations on iterable objects (eg: arrays, structs, lists, etc). Here I will briefly do that for some examples of using mapping functions. The process is the same each time, so I'll not dwell on it too much.


Several positions available on
Listing over 143 ColdFusion positions from 65 companies across 99 locations in 5 Countries.

3 new jobs listed this week

Full-Time     ColdFusion Developer at Wichita, KS     United States     
Full-Time     ColdFusion Application Developer at Mumbai, Maharashtra     India     
Full-Time     ColdFusion Application Developer at Pune, Maharashtra     India

Ortus Jobs

Senior ColdFusion CFML Developer (USA TEAM)
Desarollador Web (EL SALVADOR TEAM)

ForgeBox Module of the Week


The latest update adds an `onInvalidCredentials` interception point as well as passing along the provided username and password to all the authentication-related interception points.

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

GitHub Copilot by GitHub (preview)

GitHub Copilot is an AI pair programmer that helps you write code faster and with less work. GitHub Copilot draws context from comments and code, and suggests individual lines and whole functions instantly. GitHub Copilot is powered by OpenAI Codex, a new AI system created by OpenAI.

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Modernize or Die® - CFML News for June 29th, 2021 - Episode 109

Modernize or Die® - CFML News for June 29th, 2021 - Episode 109

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