Software Development, Web Design, Training


July 9, 2015
Speaking at the ColdFusion Summit

I'm famous! Kind of! Not really! :) But I -am- speaking at the Adobe ColdFusion Summit this November in Las Vegas.

June 26, 2015
Teaching a SQL Scripting Class, July 7 and 8

I'm teaching a "SQL Scripting" class on July 7 and 8 in Sacramento. There are a couple spots left if anyone would like to sign up. Topics covered include building database tables, rows, columns, primary keys, foreign keys, SELECT statements, WHERE clauses, sorting, joins, subqueries, nested queries, basic CRUD operations, temp tables, views, stored procedures and aggregate functions.

May 21, 2015
Comments are enabled again.

FYI, I've fixed the config issue and deleted the spam. Comments are now enabled once again for the blog entries (tho they all get moderated).  Enjoy. :)



May 17, 2015
Dev-Objective Notes: Using Ionic to Awesomeify your Cordova Development - Ray Camden
May 17, 2015
Dev-Objective 2015 Recap

Another CF-Objective / Dev-Objective is done.  I'm currently on a flight home, with a full brain, a pile of notes, and recordings to transcribe, hopefully for future blog posts. As always, I learned a ton, met lots of people, and had a great time.  Everything seemed to run smoothly, and the venue was great, as always.  

May 17, 2015
Into The Box Notes: Migrating Legacy Applications to ColdBox MVC - Scott Coldwell

Notes from "Into The Box Notes: Migrating Legacy Applications to ColdBox MVC" by Scott Coldwell.  As someone who deals with lots of legacy apps, I find the info in this talk very helpful!

May 17, 2015
Into the Box Recap

As is usually the case, I don't have time to blog anything until after the conferences are done and I'm on my way home!  Both Into The Box and Dev-Objective are now complete, finally giving me a chance to catch up on email and blog a few thoughts on the conferences.

May 13, 2015
My Dev-Objective Schedule

This will probably change (as things often do at conferences), but here's my best guess where you can find me at the Dev-Objective conference...

May 12, 2015
Speaking at Into The Box and Dev-Objective

Super duper extra-nerdy nerd alert!

This week I'm in Minneapolis, to attend TWO techie conferences (Into The Box and Dev-Objective) where I'll be giving a total of THREE lectures...

May 7, 2015
Comments temporarily turned off

FYI, I've turned off commments on the site, temporarily.  Some spam was starting to come thru and I don't have time to moderate that right now.  I plan to upgrade the "comment module" in the site to remedy this, but other things are higher priority right now so that will have to wait.

May 4, 2015
Tomorrow at SacInteractive - Intro to AngularJS

Matt Graf will be giving us a preview of the talk he's doing at the Dev-Objective conference later this year.  He'll be going over the basics of AngularJS and looking at the different building blocks it provides. Controllers, routing, and services among other concepts will be covered.

April 8, 2015
Presenting: Best Practices Are Best Except When They Are Not

Today I'm giving a talk for the Chicago ColdFusion User Group entitled "Best Practices Are Best Except When They Are Not". It starts at 4:30 PST and is open to anyone that wants to log in and listen to me ramble about "times I've had to break the rules" when building web apps for clients. Just click the link below at 4:30 and're in. Technology!

April 2, 2015
Speaking at Sacramento Adobe Users - HTML5 201

Tonight I'll be speaking at the Sacramento Adobe Users Group, giving a talk on "HTML5 - 201".

March 19, 2015
Five Things I Learned in Mura Admin/User Training
On Monday I attended the Mura Admin/User Training here in Sacramento. Normally I'm not given the title of "Site Administrator"; I typically build the site for a client and hand it over. But I wa....
March 2, 2015
SacInteractive meeting and schedule changes
Hi all -- We've got some changes coming to SacInteractive. Moving forward we'll be meeting on the FIRST Tuesday of each month (instead of the 2nd Tuesdays that we were using previously). Our first meeting on the new night will be tomorrow ....
February 20, 2015
ColdFusion: Now and Next Recap
Last night was the "ColdFusion: Now and Next" meeting at the Adobe headquarters in San Francisco. There were some scheduling issues causing the meeting to start late, but overall I think that ended up making the meeting more valuable. Initially it was to be Rakshith Naresh and Elishia Dvorak speak....
January 13, 2015
Tonight at SacInteractive -- 2015 Planning meeting and Software Raffle!
This month we're going to do an "all hands on deck" planning session for 2015. Everyone is encouraged to bring their ideas for SacInteractive. If there's a topic you'd like to see us present, or something you'd like to present on yourself, please come to the meeting and discuss with us. We'll also b....
December 8, 2014
Tuesday at SacInteractive -- Intro to Object Oriented JavaScript
This Tuesday night (tomorrow) at SacInteractive, I'll be giving a new (for me) presentation, "Intro to Object Oriented JavaScript". We'll go over basic terms like "class", "object", "constructor" and "encapsulation". And we'll show you how they fit into the JavaScript world. Object Oriented Progr....
October 22, 2014
CF Camp Wrap-Up
CF Camp 2014 is done. Overall I think it was a success for everyone. It was a very intense schedule, leaving CF Summit and immediately flying to Germany the very next morning (especially having to give presentations at both conferences). I've been a little und....
October 22, 2014
CF Camp Notes: Get Grulping With JavaScript Task Runners, Matt Gifford
Get Grulping With JavaScript Task Runners, Matt Gifford "Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated." --Confucius Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing, layout, processes, and procedures To get ....