Software Development, Web Design, Training


January 4, 2019
Upcoming HTML and CSS Training in San Francisco

South of Shasta is partnering with the Bay Area Video Coalition again and offering 2 updated HTML/CSS classes for 2019. Both classes are 2-day workshops in San Francisco at the BAVC offices. We’ve got “HTML and CSS Fundamentals” and a more advanced “Intermediate HTML and CSS” class that expands on what’s covered in the first class.

January 4, 2019
New Legacy to MVC CFML Training Course Available

In 2017 at the ColdFusion Summit, Carl Von Stetten and I ran a workshop for people looking to convert their legacy CFML applications into a modern MVC framework.  That particular workshop focused on moving from legacy CFML into Framework-1.  South of Shasta now has a variation of that workshop with 2 options: moving to either Framework-1 or ColdBox!

November 12, 2018
CF Camp 2018 Recap

Two planes, two continents, a two-hour drive from San Francisco, and 36-ish hours later, I’m finally home from CF Camp 2018!

November 7, 2018
My CFCamp 2018 Schedule

Greetings from Munich Germany!  On Thursday and Friday I’ll be at CFCamp, the conference for all things CFML/ColdFusion in Europe!  Who says ColdFusion is dead? CFCamp has grown year after year, having to move to bigger venues twice in the last 4 years.  

October 16, 2018
Speaking at CF Camp 2018

Freshly back from ColdFusion Summit, and it’s already almost time to leave for the next conference. In a few weeks I take off for Munich to speak at CF Camp 2018!

October 15, 2018
ColdFusion Summit 2018 Recap, Part 2

In the earlier post, we covered our adventures with the pre-conference workshop and highlights from the keynote.  Tuesday and Wednesday were the traditional 1-hour sessions. 

October 15, 2018
ColdFusion Summit Notes: Sync or Async the Aha Moment - Shirak Avakian

understanding sync/async

Synchronous - the operation blocks a process until the operation completes
runs “line by line”

Asynchronous - non-blocking
only initiate the operation

October 15, 2018
ColdFusion Summit Notes: Geek Out With the Smart Language Additions in ColdFusion 2018, Rakshith Naresh

null support
datatype preservation

interacts w/ JavaScript, database,
how do we handle nulls in OTHER platforms?
so now we have REAL null support
and real datatype is preserved
if it’s a ‘string’ it will continue to be a bool in CF2018

October 15, 2018
ColdFusion Summit Notes - Refreshing your UI: Modern Uses for WebSockets, Giancarlo Gomez

websockets are:
full duplex communication channels over a TCP connection
bidirectional communication
little overhead
not holding an http connection open
very low latency

October 8, 2018
ColdFusion Summit 2018 Recap, Part 1

Last week was the 2018 ColdFusion Summit in Las Vegas. By all accounts it was a very successful event! This year’s conference was held at the Hard Rock Hotel, slightly off the strip more than past hotels have been, but I didn’t really mind. Between teaching a pre-conference workshop and the various music references in the hotel, I didn’t really have a need (or time) to venture out until after the conference was totally over.

September 30, 2018
My ColdFusion Summit 2018 Schedule

In a few hours I jump on a plane for Las Vegas to attend the Adobe ColdFusion Summit!

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Blogging Basics, Improve Your Blog and Maximize Results - Jennifer Bourn

blog is a file cabinet - a place to store content that other people need to be able to find easily and quickly
place to store info

categories are like drawers
tags are like folders

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Lessons Learned Releasing My First WordPress Plugin - Jamie Bergen

1. Scratch your own itch
think about pain points for YOU
if you built it, YOU would want to use it
will help you feel invested in the project

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Accessibility, Beginning The Journey - Ben Byrne

Accessibility is...
The degree to which a product, device, to services or environment is available to as many people as possible
pertains to more than just websites - also apps, etc.

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Start Your SEO Strong With 4 Key Pieces Of Content - Taylor Waldon

why your website NEEDS a blog
defining your place online
3 key pieces of content

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Local SEO The Old Fashioned Way - Jim Kaspari

local SEO vs global SEO
local = brick and mortar businesses providing services in the local area

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Getting Your First Online Course Published - Bodie Quirk

What do you need to build an online course?
7 things you must know about

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Podcasting With WordPress - Ray Ortega

The Podcaster Studio

Why WordPress for podcasts?
does everything a podcast needs
starts w/ basic creation all the way up to full blown sites and community
membership site, monetizing

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: The Biggest Design Problem I've Confronted Is Project Management - Chris Ford

guiding principles in design
#1 skill is EMPATHY
REALLY care about people
genuine interest

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Site Migration? Redesign? Don't Tank Your SEO - Kathy Alice Brown

what's changing?
migration and redesign can mean a lot of different things
domain name?
design/ theme?
information architecture?
are you rebranding?