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On the CF Alive Podcast

The fine folks at the CF Alive Podcast interviewed me recently. We talked about my upcoming presentation on Dependency Injection at the Into The Box Conference, WireBox, ColdFusion, and various other things.

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New Mura 7 iFrame Plugin

While working on a project with Blue River, Eddie Ballisty and I had to write a Mura plugin for adding iFrames to a Mura website.  Blue River was kind enough to let us release the plugin as open source for the rest of the Mura community.

You can download the plugin here:

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Changes to the Mura Google News Sitemaps Plugin

Just a quick note about my Mura Google News Sitemaps plugin.  Per a client request, I’ve added an
“Excluded SubTypes” option to the Settings page.  Essentially this is a “short circuit” for the Exclude From News Sitemap field on the Content - Extended Attributes tab.  

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SacInteractive - 10 Tips to Save Development Time

This Wednesday at SacInteractive we have “10 Tips to Save Development Time”. Dave Jones was scheduled to give this talk earlier but there was a storm and we lost electricity for the night. Dave was kind enough to reschedule and is giving the talk this coming Wednesday night.  Details are below; as always it’s FREE and open to everyone.

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Teaching Intro To JavaScript

Bay area people, who wants to learn JavaScript? I'm teaching a 2 day "Intro to JavaScript" class on March 11 and 12 at Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco.  I may be able to get you a discount on the price. Drop me a message if you're interested. More details are available on the BVAC website.

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Stupid Mura Tricks - Creating Class Extensions via Code

Continuing with the “Stupid Mura Tricks” series, recently I had to create a SubType/Class Extension, give it an Extended Attribute, then create 30-ish groups of that SubType, all via code.  The idea is, we’re developing the site on Dev machines, then testing on a Review server, and deploying to Production later. Rather than making someone manually create all of those things in 3 different environments, we can just run a script as part of the deployment, and have it all automated.

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Teaching jQuery in San Francisco

San Francisco nerds! Who wants to learn jQuery? I’m teaching an “Intro to jQuery” class Feb 25 and 26 at the Bay Area Video Coalition. There are 3 spots left in the class; I may be able to get you a discount on the cost (if you're not already a member at BAVC). Drop me a message for more info.

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Stupid Mura Tricks - onSiteLogin

Every once in a while I stumble across new (new to me anyway) bits about Mura CMS that seem blog-worthy. I’m going to start posting them as “Stupid Mura Tricks”. Starting with this one...

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Speaking at Into The Box 2017

It’s official - I’m speaking at Into The Box 2017!

I’ll be giving a new version of my talk “Dependency Injection: Why Is It Awesome And Why Should I Care?” Typically when I give this presentation, the code samples are all pseudo-code and I leave it up to the audience to figure out the specifics for their DI library of choice. For Into The Box we’re mixing things up a bit: this talk will be more WireBox-centric and will include examples of how to do various things in WireBox specifically.

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SacInteractive - An Intro to Mura CMS

This Wednesday at SacInteractive I’ll be presenting “An Intro to Mura CMS”.  Mura CMS is a free open source content management system built right here in Sacramento! It's been around for 15 years, Mura version 7 was just released, and the MuraCon conference was earlier this month. We'll take a look at some of the things you can do with Mura 7 and how easy it is to start using as well as some code samples from real world sites built on the Mura platform.


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