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November 25, 2016
Getting Started With The Mura 7 Feed API

I’ve been doing a lot of work with the new Mura 7 Feed API lately and have found it very useful.  It’s an easy way to get a custom query (or Mura Iterator) of different groups of content in the site.  I’ve been using the Feed API to build various Display Objects in Mura — e.g. a list of the 3 most recent articles published.  On a particularly larger site, I’ve had to build a few reports for the Content Manager, so they can filter out duplicate content, old entries, content that’s missing some data, etc.  

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October 23, 2016
CFCamp Notes: Lucee Keynote, Gert Franz and Michael Offner-Streit

Lucee 5 took 4 years
too long

OSGI - jar file support is better
everything is an extension, very small core
if you don’t need PDF, or CF Admin or whatever, just don’t install that extension
keeps core small

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October 18, 2016
My CF Camp Schedule

In a little while I’m getting on the train from Frankfurt to Munich for CF Camp. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, learning about a zillion new things. Here’s my attempt at a schedule for the week:

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October 17, 2016
Speaking at CF Camp

Apparently I didn’t get enough excitement from CF Summit in Las Vegas.  I’m now in Germany getting ready to speak at CF Camp!

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October 17, 2016
ColdFusion Summit Notes: Become a Security Rockstar with ColdFusion 2016, David Epler

Server update process -
always apply and test on development and test/staging env’s first
update as quickly and reasonably as possible

Notification of updates
blogs.coldfusion.com is the best place

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October 17, 2016
ColdFusion Summit Notes: Testing Automation, Luis Majano

Most companies - do a little bit of tests, claim it’s automated, but in reality the test plan is pretty bad

why people don’t test
think they’re too busy
“you don’t have time to test, you need to deliver now”
sometimes it’s comfort - don’t feel comfortable applying testing methodologies
afraid
- it’s new
- new learned behavior

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October 17, 2016
ColdFusion Summit Notes: API Economy - Realizing The Business Value of APIs Through Adobe API Management - Elishia Dvorak

How to Monetize your API?
Analytics, expose the metrics
Charge customers by the metrics that we get
Can do it by Access Control
— list of services, expose just the access that the customer needs

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October 17, 2016
ColdFusion Summit Notes: Where is ColdFusion headed? - Rakshith Naresh

Been hearing “is CF still alive?” for at least 10 years

“ColdFusion is the best undead language ever.”

(Not all these features are guaranteed to be in CF next)

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October 17, 2016
ColdFusion Summit 2016 Recap

The ColdFusion Summit wrapped up a few days ago; I meant to blog about it sooner (and post my notes from the sessions, which I’ll do later) but as soon as the conference ended, I headed straight back to work and had a mountain of client deadlines to tackle.

Overall I think the Summit was a huge success.  Not only was it the largest number of attendees yet (500+) but over 200 people were attending for the first time!  To have that many new people (whether new to CF or just new to the idea of attending a conference to improve their skillset) is great!

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October 5, 2016
My ColdFusion Summit 2016 Schedule

Next week is the ColdFusion Summit 2016, in Las Vegas!  With four tracks of content, it was hard to narrow things down, but here’s my best guess as to where you’ll be able to find me:

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