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October 25, 2015
CFCamp Notes - The tale of performance and memory - Gert Franz & Michael Offner-Streit

(I took screenshots of some of the slides, but don't have a great way to get them off my phone at the moment. I'll add them into the notes as soon as I can.)

How do you solve your performance issues?
one by one.
try to analyze from a performance and bad coding perspective
have to define whether performance is/isn't important
if a task runes once a month at 3am when the server isn't busy, it doesn't matter
if "basic response time" is 2+ seconds, it might be worth looking at

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October 25, 2015
CFCamp Notes - The value of your services: are you ready to break the time barrier? -- Jorge Reyes

Cost based pricing vs value based pricing

Cost base pricing
= hourly rates

Complexity of pricing
dev process, resources, time, budget, ROI, risk, etc, etc.

traditional pricing
Example: $75/hour

profit = revenue - cost
to increase profit either increase revenue or decrease cost

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October 25, 2015
CFCamp Notes - Static Site Generation Using Node.JS, David Boyer

Not specific to node.js could use CF or whatever else to build a static site too.

the architecture (stuff you're hosting) is static
normal HTML, images, javascript, css

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October 25, 2015
CFCamp Notes - Adobe Keynote, Rakshith Naresh

Adobe keynote -- Rakshith Naresh

20 years of ColdFusion
Differences in the average PC then and now:
250x more processing speed
1000 x memory

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October 24, 2015
CFCamp 2015 Recap

CFCamp 2015 ended last night; I'm currently on the ICE train, on my way to Frankfurt, and finally have a few minutes to type up my notes on the conference!

Overall I'd say CFCamp was a huge success, and a big improvement over last year. Not to say that last year was a poor conference in any way, but there were several noticeable upgrades this year!

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October 19, 2015
My CFCamp Schedule

CFCamp is this week! I fly to Munich in the morning; let's hope the all-day travel isn't too crazy. I've got 2 talks I'm giving:

Dependency Injection, why is it awesome and why should I care?

Git Source Control: for the Rest of Us

There's lots of other great content as well. Here's where I plan to spend my days:

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October 16, 2015
Speaking at CFCamp

There's been a lot of whirlwind traveling and such lately (I'm currently in a hotel in San Jose for a project) so I'm a bit behind on announcing this. But I'm speaking at CFCamp in Munich Germany next week!

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October 13, 2015
Speaking at Michigan CFUG -- Crash Course in AngularJS and Ionic

I'm giving a talk tonight for the Michigan CFUG called "Crash Course In AngularJS and Ionic". The description is below, it's FREE and open to anyone that wants to log in and watch. I believe we're starting at 4pm west-coast time. All you have to do is click here and sign in.

http://adobechats.adobeconnect.com/r58luyvzw4h/

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September 28, 2015
NCDevCon 2015 Recap

Another NCDevCon is in the books, this was definitely one of the more memorable ones! Sunday late morning, the power went off in the entire building (and we soon learned it was out for a large portion of Raleigh) right in the middle of a the sessions! We (the speakers) gave our remaining talks in the dark, using glow-sticks for some ambient lighting, thankfully provided by Virtual Solutions Group. Coincidentally they brought glow-sticks as part of their booth swag -- talk about great timing! Adding to the craziness, with one hour left on the schedule, a fire alarm went off, causing us all to evacuate the building. We were eventually able to reenter for the conference closing remarks and raffle prizes. Dan Wilson and the rest of the NCDevCon staff handled everything with great composure and professionalism; I can only imagine how aggravating this was to all the event planners -- they all seriously deserve a huge thank you and our utmost appreciation for handling the surprises as well as they did.

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September 21, 2015
My NCDevCon Schedule

Next weekend is NCDevCon -- ack! How did that get here so quickly?! In the meantime I have a 3-day ColdFusion class I'm teaching and a handful of "minor" updates to my slide decks I plan to make.

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