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Upcoming HTML5 Training Classes in San Francisco

Attention San Francisco Bay Area folks! Who wants to learn how to make web pages?! We’re partnering with the Bay Area Video Coalition and teaching both Beginner and Intermediate HTML5 classes in San Francisco this fall.

SacInteractive - Static Website Hosting on AWS

On Wednesday September 19 at SacInteractive we have Dave Jones coming to give his talk "Static Website Hosting on AWS".

Speaking at SacInteractive: The Modern World of ColdFusion + CFML

This Wednesday I'll be speaking at SacInteractive, giving a talk we're calling "The Modern World of ColdFusion + CFML".  As anyone that was at Into The Box 2018 knows, modern CFML and tooling rivals other modern languages (even beating them in some areas of functionality).  This talk will be an intro to CFML, CommandBox, and related tooling, showing non-CFML developers that writing ColdFusion in 2018 has all the same perks, language features, and other benefits of JavaScript, Node, and whatever else the "cool kids" are using. 

Into The Box 2018 Recap

As is customary these days, I’m at the airport, waiting for my flight, so now I shall write up my thoughts on the latest conference. :)

Into The Box 2018 wrapped up last night, and was a huge success! Attendance has grown since last year, most pre-conference workshops were sold out, and all the regular sessions were streamed on line. Congrats to Luis and his team for all the success — their hard work is clearly paying off!

Into The Box Notes: Integrating MVC Into Legacy - Brad Wood

the state of your app
what does it currently look like?
is it partially converted to ColdBox?
what are your goals?
are you looking for new features?
better support on a newer version of CF?

Into The Box Notes: ColdBox HMVC 5 - Luis Majano

software is always bound to change
we must be ready to adapt

not getting out of “legacy hell” is what gives CFML a bad name
running on a deprecated environment
nobody wants to work that way
too many old CF engines still in use

Into The Box Notes: GET /cfml - Matthew Clemente

github.com/toddmotto/public-apis
list of APIs available

we use APIs so we don’t have to reinvent the wheel

Into The Box Notes: Thinking Modularly - Brad Wood

what’s a package?
1. a folder
2. box.json file
3. some code

doesn’t have to be a full blown app.
could be a single UDF, an entire CMS, something in between, etc.

Into The Box Notes: Building Progressive Web Apps - Raymond Camden

“Building Progressive Web Apps”
by Tal Ater
Buy this book!

What’s a PWA?
Progressive Web App
all about building features that don’t break in older browsers

My Into The Box 2018 Schedule

Plane ticket, check. Hotel, check. Into The Box 2018 is this week. As I mentioned in “Five Things To Know About Into The Box 2018” that was my favorite CFML event of 2017, and the 2018 conference looks to be about the same.  As usual, with so much great content, I’m having a hard time deciding where to spend my time. A lot of it came down to info in the session descriptions — thank you to all the speakers that provide detailed info, making it easy to tell what I’ll learn from your sessions!